Here are my tips when it comes to shopping for jewelry, specifically necklaces:
1. Have a plan. It's easy to get overwhelmed when you are not used to buying jewelry. There are so many options to choose from. Have an idea in your head of what you're looking to find. Are you looking for a certain color? Are you shopping for a particular outfit or occasion?
2. Stay focused. Stores like Forever 21 have so many great accessories and at such low prices that it's easy to get distracted and overwhelmed. Remain focused at the task at hand or you may find yourself flustered and leaving empty handed (I've learned this the hard way). And don't let those crazy teenagers push you around!
3. Don't be afraid. Go outside your comfort zone. This is a great opportunity for you to try out that new color or new trend without committing to something that might break your wallet or take over your whole outfit.
Don't have an idea of where to start? Think about what colors dominate your closet. Is it mostly darks? Brights? All pink (I wish)? Get yourself a necklace that easily goes with the majority of your clothing. If you have a lot of darks or neutrals, consider a brightly colored piece. You want your necklace to stand out against your clothing, so go for contrasts in color.
|Dot Pullover Sweater + Pink Cascade Chains|
If you have an array of colors in your wardrobe but just want one great new piece of jewelry, try a black or white statement necklace. Black and white are classic colors that won't ever go out of style. You can easily wear them with almost anything you own and all year round.
|Sweets Boutique Top + White Beaded Bib Necklace|
|Silk Pintuck Blouse + Blu Bijou Beaded Necklace|
So go on fashionistas and shop away! What is your best plan of attack when it comes to buying jewelry? And just remember... shopping is fun!
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