While a jewelry box brimming with beautiful baubles is nice, chances are you won’t even wear most of the pieces in there — if you can even remember that you have them. Instead, you’ll find a well-curated collection of necklaces, bracelets, and rings will probably serve you better; just focus on your favorite metals and add in just a few statement-worthy pieces — like cocktail rings and jewel-drop earrings to transform your LBDs, t-shirts, and jeans. Because, while a well-stocked jewelry box is like a girl’s best friend, one crammed with tangled chains and loose earrings is kind of a nightmare. Scroll through to shop just what you need — and be sure to check out our extremely helpful post about how to organize your jewelry collection, too!
— Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak