These Pieces of Jewelry Will Make Up Your Ultimate Capsule Collection

Jewelry might be a small part of your look when it comes to actual size, but it’s not a category you want to overlook. After all, a great pendant necklace or pair of statement earrings can make all the difference when it comes to transforming that little black dress you’ve had for years or dressing up a pair of jeans for a night on the town. Before you start shopping for more offbeat pieces, though, it’s important to start your collection with the basics. Not that basics have to be boring—far from it. Why treat your jewelry any differently than the rest of your wardrobe? Curate a capsule collection that will gave you ready for whatever your social calendar throws at you—and then some. Below, find the pieces you should shop first.

diamond studs

Real or faux, large or small, diamond studs are a great everyday earring that packs a string punch but doesn’t look over-the-top. There are a multitude of settings to choose from but, whatever style fits your sartorial personality, make sure to sit on the side of classic and pick up a pair of studs you’ll never tire of.

gold hoops

Much like our beloved diamond studs, a pair of great gold hoops will take you everywhere, day or night. They bring with them a slightly louder vibe than the more conservative looking gemstone minis, but they are still equal parts classic and statement-making, depending on how large you go.

pendant chain

Whether you pick up a long chain with one pendant that hangs from the mid-point, or use it as a charm necklace, adding pieces that are important to you as you hit milestones, it’s a conversation starter for sure. This long chain will allow you to exude a relaxed and bohemian vibe, whether you’re headed to the office, a pool party, or black tie affair.

statement bracelet

Forget the statement necklace, as those are certainly trends that come and go. Stick instead to a statement bracelet that isn’t quite as noticeable as a necklace, but still can’t be forgotten once seen. Whether colorful beads reminiscent of childhood, or a more sophisticated jeweled bangle, you can stack up as many or as few as you’d like, depending on the occasion.

classic watch

Every stylish girl deserves a timeless watch. Whether it’s a major designer splurge or a more affordable option, this piece of wristwear is absolutely timeless (pun intended). If you’re planning to price up as a special gift to yourself, we recommend going with a leather or metal band you can wear from day to night for decades to come.

Get ready to wow with these jewelry staples.