Best Bet: At the Alter

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Photo: Courtesy of Alter

The bangle may be this season's hot jewelry item, but a statement necklace is still the best (and easiest) way to dress up. Joe Ferucci's new oversize plastic-and-chain necklaces come in five different colors (our favorite is the pink-and-black combo) and are being sold exclusively at Alter in Greenpoint. Each bright, translucent piece is slightly curved to lie flat against the chest, so they aren't bulky or uncomfortable to wear. Plus, the New York–based Ferucci makes all of his gorgeous, mosaic-style necklaces from recycled plastic, just an extra bonus to make us feel even better about our purchases!

$75 at Alter 140, 140 Franklin St., nr. Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn; 718-349-0203.