Just because you’re a women on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t be fashionable. Being stylish and being financially savvy aren’t mutually exclusive. However, if you are on a budget, you may need to rely on accessories more than your “average” woman. This is because a new outfit can be quite pricey but accessories, which can be obtained at a more reasonable price, can be used to dress a single outfit up or down to fit any occasion. Accessories may include shoes, belts, hats or hair products, handbags, and of course, jewelry. Jewelry is probably the most powerful accessory of them all.
When most women hear the term “cheap women’s jewelry” they think of gaudy pieces that seem fake, tacky, and well, cheap. However not all cheap women’s jewelry is anything like that. Many pieces of cheap women’s jewelry can be found for under $10 but look like they cost 10 times that much (or even more)! Don’t believe me? Here are 50 pieces of cheap women’s jewelry that are chic and fashionable.
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Rings are one type of cheap women’s jewelry that can really change the look of an outfit. You can carry multiple rings in your purse and easily trade them out if you’ll be facing different occasions throughout the day (for example, going from work to a girl’s night out). Before heading to any event, consider the cheap women’s jewelry you’ve chosen (such as rings). For example, when heading to a job interview at a corporation brightly colored stones, lots of bling, or a large stone (like the ring pictured in number 4) may not be appropriate.
One way to make sure an outfit is appropriate for multiple occasions is to go with something relatively plain – like a simple black dress. Then you can use accessories like cheap women’s jewelry to spruce the outfit up or style it down. For example, the bright blue flower ring pictured in number 9 would be an affordable way to add a fun flair of color to a plain black dress which would be perfect for a date night. The great thing about cheap women’s jewelry is that you can have a lot of different colors or styles without breaking the bank.
Cheap women’s jewelry pieces, like these five fashionable rings, are also a great way to add a dash of your personality to an otherwise “bland” outfit. While many companies may have dress codes that dictate apparel (ex. black pants, polo shirt, etc.) most are at least a little lenient when it comes to jewelry (as long as it is appropriate…skip the bling necklaces that say “sexy” or “princess”). Any of the cheap women’s jewelry pictured here would be great for dressing an outfit such as a jeans-blazer combo down a bit.
Earrings are a type of cheap women’s jewelry that serves multiple purposes. For one, like rings, earrings can be used to dress an outfit up or down. They can also draw attention upward to your face or make your neck appear longer. Again, cheap women’s jewelry does not have to look like it’s name (cheap). Take a look at the five sets of earrings above – all of them look like they could cost a pretty penny.
When it comes to a job interview or more work oriented event (such as presenting a report to your boss or meeting with a client), you’ll probably want to stick with small hoops or studs. However, outside of work, use cheap women’s jewelry earrings to make an outfit playful and fun. You can add a pop of color (ex. number 23 and number 25) or texture (ex. number 21). Bonus, this type of cheap women’s jewelry often comes in packs of multiples (ex. number 22) so you can get more bang for your buck.
Necklaces are perhaps the most impactful piece of cheap women’s jewelry because they can take up the most space and be the most visible. Honestly, have you seen some of the HUGE necklaces out there today? There are so many different types of cheap women’s jewelry necklaces that coming up with rules for which are appropriate for what situation can be difficult. However, as a rule of thumb, when it comes to work keep it simple. This means no gargantuan animals dangling from your neck, no blinding bling, and no bright colors (sorry number 32). Instead, stick with simple yet pretty pieces like number 27 and 28).
If you’re worried about your cheap women’s jewelry going out of style, stick to the classics. Instead of bright colors purchase metallics like “gold” and “silver”. In addition, pick designs that aren’t based on current fads. For example, a while back there was tons of “mustache” jewelry which in a matter of years will be totally lost on most people. Cheap women’s jewelry can be used to join in on trends (since you aren’t forced to spend a ton of money); however, to get the best return on your investment pick pieces that speak to you but are “classics”.
When it comes to cheap women’s jewelry don’t be afraid to experiment and get outside of your comfort zone. You may think certain types of cheap women’s jewelry are silly or simply “aren’t you” but, since you’re not paying for overpriced designer goods, if you see something you like (ex. hand chains like number 39 and 40) don’t be afraid to give it a try.
Cheap women’s jewelry bracelets are another perfect way to give a boring outfit a twist. You can take a simple outfit and make it office ready or happy hour perfect. However, when selecting a bracelet be aware of how distracting it may be. For example, if you speak a lot (and gesture) such as a teacher you might want to avoid cheap women’s jewelry like number 44 as the clinking of the multiple bands might be distracting. The same goes for bracelets with multiple charms or pendants.
Colorful and sparkly cheap women’s jewelry, like the four bracelets pictured above, are great for taking an outfit from “corporate takeover” to “the life of the party”. Have fun with these bracelets such as layering multiple colors or designs.
Use cheap women’s jewelry like the 50 examples in this article to make your wardrobe chic and fabulous without breaking the bank. Using accessories to help make your outfit occasion worthy is a great way to remain frugal yet fashionable. Remember, cheap women’s jewelry may have a low price tag but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in style and fun.
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