Goodwill Gems: Glitter & Gleam into 2011

It’s nearly New Year’s Eve – do you have your outfit ready? Last week, our columnist Lauren found the perfect pair of countdown heels at the Chelsea Goodwill. This week, she heads to the Goodwill 79th Street Store on the Upper West Side, and, wouldn’t you guess, the girl strikes gold again!:

A bracelet in every shade of metallic metal will go with just about anything in your wardrobe.

Bedazzle your most boring winter wear with a bright metallic bracelet! This shimmering piece in silver, bronze and gold tones will give any outfit and instant lift. I found this darling little piece at the 79th Street Goodwill (between Amsterdam and Broadway), one of Goodwill’s tinier locations that is nevertheless full of fabulous finds… like this bracelet above!

This Goodwill gem stretches easily over the hand and shrinks instantly back to its original size, so it’s a comfortable fit for almost any size wrist. It lacks large gems or rhinestones – which would make it flashier and therefore actually harder to pair with such a large variety of outfits – but its subtle metallic sheen is still classy and elegant, without being loud.

Wear this beautiful little bangle with just about anything. It’s simple and elegant styling and metallic color scheme makes it easy to pair with casual, everyday outfits as well as dressier style selections.

A simple yet shimmery bracelet like this one gives you a world of outfit options to explore. Since it is so simple, this mixed-metal piece can be paired with an endless number of ensembles you can put together with pieces you already own!

For an everyday look that is still fun and flirty, try pairing this bracelet with a much-loved sweater dress and favorite pair of boots. The sweater dress and bootie combo is appropriate for just about any daytime occasion, whether it be heading in to the office or meeting a friend for lunch. To tie the bracelet into the outfit, try cinching the sweater around the middle with a metallic belt. And voila – you’ve got a chic, tailored and flattering outfit just like that!

And if you want to take things up a notch? Put a bracelet like this with a jewel-colored cocktail dress – those rich, deep colors perfectly offset the shimmering metals in the bracelet.

Simple is great, but sometimes you just gotta go for the glam!

With a jewel-colored cocktail dress and metallic heels, you’ve got yourself an elegant yet flirty party look without the fuss!

Have you found a Goodwill Gem to wear into the New Year? Tell me about it in the comments here, share a photo on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style, so keep us posted! Stay classy, New York & New Jersey!

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