Your jewelry box is about to get a whole lot prettier. Why? Because estate-inspired costume jewelry is coming to a retailer near you. That means you can stock up on eye-candy color regardless of your budget, and with summer nearing its end, that’s news I like to hear. Baubles are a perfect way to offset the blacks, grays and plums of autumn. Of course, they look pretty good with tanks and dresses in the August heat, too. See the color story below.
Pops of Color
Express is known for its very "now" offerings. So this vintage-looking piece is (no pun intended) a real jewel in its collection. Sometimes you need more than just a "pop" of color.
$69.99 at Express.
A delightful mix of pink and orange, the happy grapefruit comes to mind (for me) here. These flower-like hues do not have to be relegated to warmer months. Wear these whenever you have the feeling to go girly.
$58 at Zappos.
A little bling mixed with spikes, it's like high-end punk style. Sid and Nancy may not have approved, but we do. Pair danglers like these with your favorite bodycon tops and dresses.
$16 at Macys.
I've mentioned arrow pieces before as being one of my personal go-to this season and next. This bracelet is just so stackable!
$24 at Pink Mascara.
Imagine you've got on a pretty basic look: chucks, boyfriend jeans, sweater. Now imagine you've got these in your lobes. Your look just went from "meh" to style-lover-about-town.
$24 at Arden B.
If you've got even a hint of blue in your peepers this pair of teardrop earrings will bring it out and emphasize it beautifully.
$14 at Arden B.
We all know that blue, black and gray is a champion color palette to work with. This cuff combines all three with shining, feminine details. It's one for the personal collection hall of fame, no doubt.
$30 at Topshop.
American Eagle went a sort of steampunk industrial way with this bracelet — and I like it. It's sort of as if it was made by hand with the most basic raw materials. Very cool.
$24.50 at American Eagle.
When we're talking about the costume end of the jewelry spectrum, we cannot forget to mention the broach. No estate sale would be complete without a few going to auction. At under $10, there's no bidding required here.
$7.80 at Forever21.
While so many of these pieces will amp up solid, darker colors, you can use these earrings to pair with your more colorful wardrobe pieces. I might be able to see one of the many hot pink tees floating around out there paired with these.
$46.99 at Zappos.