Jewelry packs a triple punch when it comes to updating your style. It’s quick, easy and affordable. It's as simple as securing the clasp of a bold necklace or slipping your finger into a funky cocktail ring. The addition of one or a few baubles breathes life into your existing threads. Your trusty LBD or jeans and tee will look like new with these pieces. And though the jewelry packs a heavy punch, they won't put a dent in your bank account. At less than $50, these five pieces are the definition of luxe for less.
For the Classy Lady
Shop 4 Sparkles Envious Earrings ($21, shop4sparkles.com)
Pairing classic and trendy is easy to do with these gems. Drop earrings are a quintessential style but the emerald green is right on trend. These are great if you want to shine bright at the office all while looking professional.
For the Rocker
Pearlescent Spike Two-Finger Ring ($6, forever21.com)
Let your inner rock star come out and play with a two-finger ring. The pearls are a bit posh but the spike adds instant edge to an otherwise casual look like a pair of your favorite skinny jeans and flowy top.
For the Dainty Dresser
Lilly Beck Originals Gemstone Bracelets ($17 each, lillybeckoriginals.com)
Roll up the sleeve of your favorite blazer or cardigan and step into spring with a colorful bracelet. A single one adds a dash of color but layer them on for some serious wrist drama.
For the Head Turner
Layered Box Chain Collar ($32, wallisfashion.com)
If your sheath dress or button down shirt is a bit drab at the collar, an eye-catching necklace will change that in an instant. The seven layers of neutral tones are sure to work well with most, if not all, garments in your closet.
For the Minimalist
Noir for L.A.M.B. Geometric Bangle Set ($30, shopbop.com)
Think a keep it simple style can't embrace statement jewelry? Think again. These silver and gold bangles are sleek, modern and work well from day to night.
—Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and budget style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She dishes on fashionable, affordable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow her on Twitter @FlyonaDime.