by Maegan Crandall
How trendy is your collection of fashion jewelry? You barely have time for fashion between work, family and recreation, yet you've managed to craft a wardrobe out of neutral pieces that mix and match to make getting dressed quick and easy. These basics keep you fashionable season after season. If you're ready to upgrade your wardrobe with fashion accessories that will add color and sparkle to an outfit without much thought or loads of fastening, then consider these fantastic pieces of versatile fashion jewelry.
Gold-plated: Gold is among the most durable metals used to make jewelry. Solid gold rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings require a large financial investment, but gold-plated jewelry is just as beautiful and can be very durable. Gold does not rust or tarnish, so you can wear your gold-plated rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings day after day without much thought or care. Plating technology has come a long way in the past few decades; gold plating is not likely to rub off or lose its luster. Gold-plated jewelry is affordable, attractive and durable.
Long necklaces: Among trendy fashion accessories, the long necklace is the current darling. Long necklaces have a slimming effect: They seemingly stretch out your torso and elongate your body. Long necklaces are also easy to wear. You don't have to fumble with a clasp on your way out the door. Throw a long necklace over your head and you're ready to go. You can also double and triple some long necklaces to create a layered look. You'll get a lot of mileage out of a few long necklaces.
Diamond earrings: You may not think of diamond earrings when you are shopping for fashion jewelry, but these baubles are the perfect solution to the problem of a bland outfit. Diamond earrings go with everything, and they can last a lifetime. Many diamond earrings are made with sterling silver or are gold-plated to make them affordable. Cubic zirconia earrings are a lovely and affordable alternative to diamond earrings.
Cuff bracelets: A bracelet may be the last thing from your mind when you are rushing to get out the door in the morning, but it's easy to make this piece a part of your routine. Cuff bracelets come in a myriad of styles, and they slide onto your wrist with minimal effort. Keep a few cuff bracelets in your closet or on your dresser and add glamour to an outfit in a flash with these pieces of fashion jewelry.
Cocktail rings: Cocktail rings make the cut because they add a lot of sparkle and color to an outfit in a small package. Bold cocktail rings go with suits, jeans and dresses, and they quickly slip on your finger. All day long, a cocktail ring will attract attention for its shine, bright hues and bold design.