Goodwill Gem: the Golden Touch

All that glitters = a golden opportunity for style. There’s no better time to shine than January, when grey skies and bare trees beg for pretty little things galore. This week, our correspondent Lauren sets her sights on the small scale wonders, pouring over her local Goodwill‘s trinkets til she finds this week’s glittering Goodwill Gem: the Golden Touch.

Sweet and sophisticated, these earrings are still big and bold enough to command attention and stand out against any ensemble.

Accessories are a girl’s best friend. Because whatever you’re wearing, even if it’s the simplest of outfits, you can instantly add a little personality to it by popping on one or two extra pieces, like these darling earrings I recently spotted at my local Goodwill. The intricate, slightly old-fashioned style of these ladylike gems makes them the perfect glitzy pieces to dress up almost any outfit.

The gold tone of these earrings will warm up any outfit, so they will look especially nice with cool, calming winter colors you’re gravitating toward right now, like grays, blacks and deep blues. The clear rhinestones that accentuate it add a bit of sparkle and bring attention to flowing lines of the pieces’ design. Earrings like these are impossible not to notice, particularly when used to top off a muted or monochromatic look with simple, graceful lines.

You can use these bright baubles to dress up a casual look or to add a shimmer to a fancier look. Here, I’ve decided to go with option 1, and I’ve paired them with a casual, everyday ensemble to give it a little extra dazzle:

The perfect jewels to top off a basic wear-anywhere look, these shimmering gold earrings add glitz and old-world glam to jeans, a well-loved tee and a cozy scarf.

A favorite pair of jeans, a simple, soft gray tee, and a scarf in a bold, feminine floral print makes a comfortable, easy, and yet put-together ensemble for a Friday at the office or a weekend of strolling around the city and taking in the sights. With the addition of my flirty new earrings, this effortless ensemble instantly becomes a more complete look – and easy way to infuse a bit of elegance into the everyday.

Do you go for the gold when you shop Goodwill? Come tell us! Write about your fashion fun in the comments here, post a photo of a fav look on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style, so keep us posted!

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