When you're in a rush to leave home, whether going to work or a lunch date with your besties, it's not uncommon for you to forget to put on jewellery as you head out the door. Failing to do so may make you feel incomplete the whole day even though the rest of your outfit is on point.
One thing that'll definitely make it easier is having a jewellery capsule collection on hand. This may be a term you've not heard of. A capsule collection is basically the minimum essentials that a woman needs to have, and can be applied to clothing also (called a capsule wardrobe).
Those simple key pieces that match almost every outfit can help make mornings that much easier when getting ready, and ensures you always look your blinging best. Here are a few jewellery items to get your capsule collection started!
A necklace for every outfit and occasion
Not only do necklaces draw attention to our elegant decolletage areas, but can also be a simple, subtle way of adding a metallic glint to even our most casual outfits. Some Sundays, you just want to throw on a plain white tee and boyfriend jeans, with hair in a messy bun, but a simple necklace takes this outfit to the next level, making it suitable to leave the house.
What's really hot right now is the bar necklace. It's stylish yet simple, and can really turn a bare neck to one that's a little bit more delicately dashing. Alternatively, you can opt for another shape – this plain circle pendant is a graceful and classic accoutrement that'll work with any neck and bust shape, as well as most outfits.
Ring a bling bling
Stackable rings will stick by your side throughout many different looks. They can be constantly reworked to create new looks, adding elegance to each finger, or worn singularly to top your hand off with a hint of delicacy. Simple silver, gold or rose gold bands work best, but don't hesitate to work in pieces with engravings or a small row of gemstones.
For all those ladies that have pierced ears, you don't want to leave the house with your ears bare! Diamond studs work with everyday outfits and are therefore are a must-have to add to your collection. Alternatively, pearls are always a sophisticated look that are adaptable to many styles whereas a crystal in your favourite colour will complement your personality nicely.
The classic bangle
Finding the right sort of bangle to add to your jewellery capsule collection requires a piece that can both make a statement and look elegant and simple at the same time. You don't want something that is too overbearing on your arm – it should be versatile enough to work with casual dress too.
That's why a solid metal bangle works so well. You can opt for ones that are enclosed or a cuff that is easier to take on and off. Paired with the perfect watch, your arm candy will be the envy of all your friends!
Some things to remember when creating your capsule collection
Keep it simple! Too many pieces and it'll complicate choices when you're rushed for time. Too little and you may be stretched for options when mixing and matching.
Quality over quantity – Because you're not collecting too many items, it means you can then invest in pieces that are better quality and therefore will last longer. For affordable, high-calibre pieces, check out the collections at your local Showcase Jewellers.
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