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Any woman who has ever looked in the window of a jewelry store and wished she could afford that bracelet, necklace or ring should thank her lucky stars for fashion jewelry. Big, blingin' and beautiful, fashion jewelry is the answer to looking glam without spending the big bucks. The trendiest way to wear it is to choose a piece that really stands out and makes itself the focus of your whole outfit. Half the fun is choosing a piece that you could never afford if it were real, so go all out.
Choose a loud, splashy necklace for the ultimate effect. Big, chunky beads or a long, eye-catching chain work well to get the attention they deserve.
Choose a relatively plain dress to highlight the gorgeous necklace. For a dark-colored necklace, choose a tan or white dress; a metallic necklace pairs well with a black dress. Shift dresses keep it simple and look great with fashion necklaces.
Keep your wrists bare or choose a simple bracelet and watch. You don't want to look overwhelmed with jewelry, so only wear one big piece at a time.
Wear funky shoes that complement the necklace. Plain shoes risk making your outfit look too plain, and they're far enough away from the necklace that they won't still its thunder.
Choose a big, heavy bangle or a set of a few thin bangles. Chunky beaded bracelets also look great as an outfit focus.
Wear a short-sleeved or sleeveless shirt to best highlight your bedazzled wrists. Unlike a fashion necklace, which rests on your outfit and therefore needs a plain background to stand out, fashion bracelets can be paired with a patterned, colored or plain outfit. As long as your arms are bare, any outfit will work.
Choose a simple necklace and earrings or no other jewelry at all to keep the focus on your fabulous bracelets.
Wear shoes that complement your bracelet, such as metallics with gold bangles or colorful ballet flats with a purple beaded bracelet.