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Celebrity Inspiration: Emma Roberts
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9. The Simple Hoop:
Well, we hate to break it to the ghost of Regina George, but hoops are definitely not exclusively her thing. These classics aren't just for ruling the halls of high school or breaking it down Honey-style. Whether you wear them silver and thin or big and sparkling, these basic earrings may not steal the show every time, but they are great to have in your accessories arsenal for when you need a little understated sexy. Gretchen, knock yourself out.
Minimal Hoop Earrings via J. Crew, $45
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3. The Oversized Watch:
A woman wearing men's clothes can be intimidating -- and that just may be the best part about it. But while rocking boyfriend jeans or structured pant suits can result in faulty fits or slouchy silhouettes, the beauty of the menswear-inspired watch is it always reads as Boss, never "bro".
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Celebrity Inspiration: Diane von Furstenberg
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4. The Work Stud:
Ah, the work stud. For anyone questioning the terminology, it should be mostly self-explanatory. This is an earring that may vary from a trendy cuffed version to a classic single pearl, and doesn't literally need to be a stud (or be worn in the boardroom) in order to strike the balance between professional and stylish. The simple touch to outfits of any occasion, this investment may not be the Jaguar of all your jewelry purchases, but it will definitely get you where you need to go.
Horn Curve Studs via Anthropologie, $38
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Celebrity Inspiration: Jennifer Gardner
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Celebrity Inspiration: Naomi Watts
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Celebrity Inspiration: Diane Keaton
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Celebrity Inspiration: Jennifer Connelly
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8. The Cocktail Ring:
The cocktail ring is basically your ring that is so big and flashy and fun that it stands alone and lives for the limelight -- in the chicest of ways. Much like a wanted party guest, this statement piece is classy, yet demands attention for all the right reasons. She isn't trying to take over the entire room (or even your entire hand), but she can turn your perfunctory party into something a little bolder. And hey, it doesn't hurt that she also goes great with a glass of champagne.