Between paying rent, going out with friends, and shelling out for the occasional UberEats, most young women in their 20s really aren’t putting too much money into jewelry. Investing in high quality pieces is something that’s typically reserved for your 30s, when you have to act a certain way and look like it, commensurately.
However, no outfit is complete without an accessory (or two), and your 20s is a good time to start building up a collection of staple jewelry pieces that you can wear on the daily. It doesn’t have to break the bank, either; here are a few affordable dainty jewelry recommendations from Honeycat Jewelry:
A classic pair of stud earrings
A pair of simple and elegant stud earrings is a must-have in every 20-something’s jewelry collection. They are versatile and can be worn with any outfit, from casual to formal.
In your 20s, splurging on diamonds or pearls can feel a bit much, but if you can afford them, they’re worth it. Otherwise, you can look into inexpensive studs: Honeycat Jewelry has an entire collection dedicated to them.
These Tiny Birthstone Studs from the brand are an excellent choice. They come in a classic profile that should go well with all of your outfits, and you have the option of choosing your birthstone from the available options. Alternatively, you could go for their Mini Circle Studs, a minimalist pair that you can absolutely wear every single day.
A delicate necklace (or two. Or three!)
A delicate necklace can add a touch of femininity to any outfit. Whether you choose a simple chain or a pendant, a delicate necklace is perfect for layering with other pieces or wearing on its own.
Honeycat Jewelry has a wide variety of strands and chains, as well as minimalist pendants, that you can add to your collection of affordable dainty jewelry. This Box Chain Necklace is a delicately shimmery must-buy, beautiful when worn on its own or layered with other necklaces from their catalog. Alternatively, you can opt for their Bonbon Necklace, which features a dainty rectangle pendant that emulates a deep black onyx. It’s right on the cusp of being a romantic vintage piece, while still looking totally contemporary.
A set of stackable rings
A stackable ring set is a fun and versatile addition to your jewelry collection. You can mix and match different designs, metals, and stones to create a unique look that reflects your personality.
Channel your inner Meghan Markle (or Zendaya. Or Olivia Rodrigo!) with rings from Honeycat Jewelry; many of their offerings are done in exquisitely minimalist silhouettes that make them perfect for stacking. This Lorena Baguette Ring in Spring Green is beautifully subtle, and it catches and reflects light in the most gorgeous of ways. It goes particularly well with their Double Stack Ring.
A pair of huggie earrings
Huggie earrings are a comfortable and stylish alternative to traditional hoop earrings. They hug the earlobe and come in a variety of designs, from simple and elegant to bold and chunky.
You can find a lot of huggie earrings in Honeycat Jewelry’s catalog, such as these Huggie Hoops. They can add just the right amount of sparkle to any outfit, and can be worn with a t-shirt and jeans or your favorite little black dress. For those looking for a splash of color, the brand recommends these Rainbow Crystal Huggie Hoops. They’re great for someone who wants to show off the playful and whimsical side of their personality in an understated way.