Melissa Etheridge reaches high notes with her accessories

Want to bring laidback chic to your next social gathering? While party dresses can be a wonderful choice to pair with exquisite fine jewelry, if you're the kind of girl who's more at home in a pair of jeans and a sweater, you can still look absolutely sensational with the right accessories.

Melissa Etheridge is one star who knows how to rock casual attire in a stylish and confident manner. The Kansas-born performer, who was educated at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, quickly rose to fame. In 1992, she received her first Grammy for best female rock vocal performance – it was the start of many other professional accolades.

At a recent performance in New York City, Etheridge donned a gray sweater and jeans while strumming a guitar on stage. Yet almost as noteworthy as her music was her accessories – the star wore a glamorous black bracelet and rings which elevated her look. This could be the perfect inspiration for ladies looking to make a splash at their next social gathering.