Kaye's Closet: Jewelry

417-land’s fashion darling, Kaye Lee, styles the models you see in 417 Magazine, and now she’s taking her styling genius off the page and into her own closet.

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It’s always nice to be able to put your jewelry on display—I store mine in a hanging shoe rack, which allows me to organize it and still see what I have. If you don’t have enough closet room to do this, you have to come up with your own organization system. Carlee keeps her jewels stashed in old wine crates, and over the years she’s accumulated quite the collection. She’s found a lot of her favorite necklaces at sales, and even on eBay. I’ve said it before: Jewelry is always on sale, so if you wait long enough, you can get that fabulous pair of earrings for practically nothing.

Chunky bracelets are always great. They work best with a simple outfit that needs a little flare. One of the trends right now is to pair several chunky bracelets together that mix and match materials—combining woods and metals looks great. If you wear a lot of bangles or bracelets, keep the rest of your jewelry light. You don’t want to overdo it.

Turquoise is a great color any time of the year. It can make a simple black dress pop or help turn a drab top into part of a fabulous outfit. And since spring is all about splashes of color, don’t be afraid to add turquoise to an already colorful ensemble. It looks great with pink and coral tones, so get creative.

Who doesn’t love black and gold? This color combination looks chic and elegant no matter how you wear it. Throwing on a statement necklace like one of these can transform your work outfit into a stylish evening look. Throw on a simple black top and pencil skirt, or fitted black pants and a black and gold necklace or pair of earrings, and you suddenly have a pulled-together ensemble.

I love chunky rings. They’re a lot of fun, but they can also be stylish and polished looking. The trick to successfully pulling off over-sized cocktail rings: Don’t wear too many. One is a safe number. These rings can be paired with a casual outfit on the weekends, or they can look great with a cocktail dress for a work event.

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