Goodwill Gems: The Gold Cuff

Winter wearing you down? Once you’ve found your outerwear at our Goodwill Mardi Gras Sale, turn up the fun with some glimmering, shimmering wrist candy. There’s nothing like a shiny trinket to catch the eye and quicken the pulse – at least, not if you’re our correspondent Lauren. All that glitters is a go with this week’s Goodwill Gem: the Gold Cuff.

This gold cuff is simple, but it makes a statement. And lately, to me, making a statement, in whatever way possible, feels like the right thing to do. Maybe I’ve spent too many months all covered up, or maybe I’m just sick of winter’s grey, but whatever the reason, I’ve been in the mood to add a bit of shine and color to everyday looks, even if in a small way.

This simple, timeless gold cuff will make any outfit look more sophisticated in seconds.

This week’s gem – a simple, gleaming gold cuff – is an elegant way to do just that. The clean, modern lines and lack of sparkle (or any other distracting details) makes this an easy piece to wear day in and day out. It’s a shot of instant glamor, but doesn’t look gaudy or require anything else of an outfit in order to give you that sensational touch. This isn’t a super trendy piece you’ll put away after a season or a year; this is the kind of bracelet you’ll want to keep at the top of your jewelry drawer for years to come.

You could wear an uncomplicated accessory like this one with anything from a frilly cocktail dress to jeans and a t-shirt. In fact, it’s a great piece to pair with those fail-safe pieces that get lots of wear – the kinds of pieces that do double or even triple duty in your wardrobe, the kind you wear to work, then for cocktails, then to a date or a special event.

This near-monochromatic look begs for the glamor and shine of a simple, striking gold cuff.

Here, I’ve set the canvas for success, adding the gold cuff to a basic background of black leggings and knit tunic. Notice those bright gold buttons – a subtle way to echo the metallic gleam of my bracelet somewhere else in the ensemble. With a pair of classic high-heeled black booties to complete the look, I have an effortlessly chic outfit I can wear almost anywhere.

Do you have a pick-me-up trinket you love? Come tell us 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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