The Only Jewelry Pieces a Collegiate Gal Needs


As college students, we’re living in a period of our lives where we learn to minimize our possessions. Whether you’re in a dorm, apartment, or renting a room in a house, you’ve probably encountered the alarming prospect of deciding what you’ll be moving into your new domain.

Now, I’m a pack-rat by nature, and I discovered the hard way just how little of the things I brought were actually necessary. This time around, I’m cutting down my possessions by half and will be living much more minimally and happily!

One of the items I overpacked was my jewelry collection. I like accessorizing outfits and having options, but over the semester, I realized I was consistently reaching for only a few pieces. The rest sat in piles, hanging from their cute, Target designed jewelry holders, neglected.

Today I’m sharing the only jewelry pieces you’ll be needing as a college student to stay stylish.

1. Layerable Necklaces


Thin, metal strands of either gold or silver (or both if you’re bold!) are easy to throw on top of each other and make you appear stylish with little effort. When paired with a free-flowing dress or top, you’ll have an easy-breezy vibe to you without even trying.

2. A Statement Necklace


Invest in a bold statement necklace if you find one! You could be wearing the simplest t-shirt and jeans combo but look like a million bucks when you throw on a bold necklace.

3. A Bold Watch


Who likes constantly having their phone in their hand? I’m trying to break that habit and be more present in my surroundings, but a girl’s still gotta know what time it is while out and about! I present to you the solution – a watch. Try wearing a watch that matches your style (there are so many options out there – gold, chunky, thin, wood, etc.) and you’ll end up wearing it every single day.

4. Stud Earrings


While bold, dangly earrings are pretty and fun to play with, I find that my go-to for an everyday outfit was wearing my tiny, gold, triangle shaped earrings. Simple yet cute, they pair with a lot of my other jewelry and were a tiny perk to any outfit.

While you can certainly experiment with many other jewelry options (stacked bangles, rings, etc.), I find these can be a bit tedious and wearisome throughout a long day of classes. Stick to basics, wear what you want, and remember to have fun with it!

Do you wear any of these jewelry pieces? What are your go-to’s? Let us know!

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Linda B
Well hello there! My name is Linda (let me guess, you've got a grandma named that, don't you?), and I am a Graphic Design major and Marketing minor here at Boise State University. If I'm not locked in an art lab somewhere, you can usually find me cruising through local cafes, drinking inordinate amounts of caffeine, getting lost downtown, or unable to remove my nose from a really good book. I happen to run my own personal style blog too, so if you're curious, feel free to check out The Dragonfruit Diaries ( too! Shoot me any article suggestions or ideas @The_Dragonfruit!