When you look good, you feel good – everyone knows there’s so much truth in this old saying. If you’re on this blog, you likely understand the importance of putting in the effort to look your best because it makes you feel good. Simple steps like having a proper grooming routine, adding cologne before you leave the house, and wearing outfits that express your style and are in a flattering fit all help you achieve this.
If you want to elevate your outfits, one of the best things you can do is add jewelry. Jewelry brings an intentional touch to your aesthetic. With the cost of living going up and everyone feeling it in their bank account, you may be looking for ways to save money regarding your shopping habits. Keep reading for ways to find affordable men’s jewelry that will add personality to your wardrobe.
Rings & Things
As Williams Shakespeare famously said, “We will have rings and things and fine array” in Taming of the Shrew; you too may want rings and fine things. When shopping for rings and other accessories, you want to first determine what style you’re going for. For instance, sites like eBay or Depop are great places to start your search if you’re looking for a vintage turquoise and coral ring.
Not only can you find unique and one-of-a-kind pieces, but you can also negotiate with the seller for a more affordable price. Perhaps an antique signet ring for your pinky is more up your alley – estate sales or antique stores will surely have what you’re looking for. Not only is buying second hand the sustainable shopping choice, but it can also save you tons of money.
Watch Your Money
There are several ways to save money when shopping for a new timepiece. Watches keep you punctual, but more importantly, they’re one of the most classic and iconic staples in a man’s wardrobe. Whether your budget is big or small, you can save big on a new watch. Reselling sites are a great place to look for a gently used designer and high-end watches if that’s your taste. Classic Casio digital watches will always be in trend, and they’re easy to find at big-box retailers and wait for a good sale.
Another special way to acquire a new watch is through inheritance. Maybe you always loved your grandpa’s pocket watch, and he may be willing to part with it if he knew how much it meant to you. Don’t be afraid to compliment things you love about people – while they may not give it to you immediately, they’ll never forget you adored it and could easily pass it on.
Bracelets & Chains
More than ever these days, men in fashion magazines, social media influencers, and celebrities are rocking bracelets and cuffs. When shopping for mens bracelets, utilize online shopping filters to find your style inspiration. Social media apps like Instagram make shopping through the app easy, and you can find great deals when you sign up for texts and emails.
Most online retailers for bracelets, chains, and other jewelry offer serious discounts on your first purchase too. Investing in fine metals like gold and sterling silver is key for your bracelets and chains because they’re pieces you typically won’t take off at the end of the day, not to mention they get a lot of wear and tear. So, while you want to save money on these items, you still want to get the highest quality you can afford so they’ll last a long time, if not a lifetime.
Ties, Hats and More
For fabric accessories you’ll be wearing like hats, ties, scarves, and pocket squares, it’s easy to save money. You can use the tips mentioned above for shopping secondhand, like thrift and vintage stores and online selling platforms. Additionally, these pieces are easily found in any men’s clothing boutique. So, if you have brands that resonate with your style, you’ll likely find plenty of ties, hats, and more accessories that work with your current wardrobe.
Adding accessories is the cherry on top of any pulled-together look. No matter your budget, it’s easy to find pieces that work with your existing wardrobe, and it’s a great way to cost-effectively add a new feel to reinvent your look with minimal effort. If starting your accessory collection, make sure you use the tips mentioned above to maximize your savings while adding a ton of versatility.