If you want to feel more stylish every day, I personally think cultivating your signature jewelry look is the easiest way to get started. A plain white tee and jeans can look fabulous with the right layered necklaces and a few rings or bracelets. Our market editor, Nicole Akhtarzad, is an expert on cultivating her signature jewelry style and recommends mixing high and low finds for a look that is lasting but not stuffy. I’ll add that you should start with low, whether your budget demands it or you’re just starting to wear more jewelry. If you start by purchasing affordable jewelry under $99, you can test out what pieces you find yourself reaching for again and again and then invest in fine jewelry versions down the line.
With that strategy in mind, I curated 47 of the best affordable picks on the market, conveniently divided into categories. Since earrings and necklaces are at the top of most of our wish lists at the moment, we started with those beloved buckets. Scroll down to start shopping!
That's a wrap! Next up, check out how under-$50 Zara picks look IRL.