How to Rock a Statement Necklace With Any Outfit
Upgrade a Simple Outfit
Pair a basic tee with a glitzy statement necklace to effortlessly transition your outfit from day to night. This crystal necklace, which also comes in a pink version and a blue option, would stand out against an all-black ensemble. It measures 17 and three-fourths inches in length and comes with a two-inch extender, in case you want it a little longer.
Wear With V-Necks
When a top or dress has a V-neckline, try throwing on a statement necklace, especially one with a tiered structure that follows the shape of the shirt. This one, which comes in five other colors, adds more dimension to the outfit and fills in some of that empty space that may seem bland. Sound too specific? No worries—most bib necklaces follow the V-neckline. It's 16 inches long and comes with a 3.1-inch extender.
Keep It Professional
Looking polished doesn't have to be boring. Wear a button-up blouse and add this 16 and a half-inch statement necklace around the collar. It’s a great way to spice up an outfit while still keeping a professional look. Bonus points if the statement necklace provides some color. It also comes with a two-inch extender.
Layer It Up
Who says you can’t wear more than one necklace? Try layering a couple of necklaces together to make an even bigger statement. Fiddle around with a few to see which ones work best with each other. Pair a smaller necklace with a statement piece to give some balance or layer two chunky necklaces to draw even more attention. To take the guesswork out of jewelry-paring, try this option (that also comes in clear crystal version) that's pre-layered for you.
Coordinating your clothes with a statement necklace looks polished and helps the outfit come together. If you have a specific color scheme, try choosing a necklace that matches the color palette.
Keep It Proportional
It might seem like overkill to wear a statement necklace with other accessories, but it can be done. Pair some smaller and subtler earrings with a pendant to keep the focus on the statement piece. Diamond, gold, or silver studs will do the trick. The shorter strand in this necklace is 16 inches long, the other one is 17 inches long, and it also comes with a two-inch extender. It's also available in silver.
Make a Paradigm Shift
Shift dresses always have a high neckline and beg for a statement necklace. Because a shift dress can be a little basic, putting on a geometric necklace adds interest to the streamlined silhouette. Try adding an up-do hairstyle to show off the necklace and make the look more sophisticated. Its length can be custom-made to your preferences, from 18 to 27 inches.
Stripes on any outfit are great for statement necklaces because they have one basic pattern. A black striped top or dress with this 14-inch chunky pearl necklace creates a timeless look. Do you have clothes with colored stripes? Add a crystal statement necklace to add more depth to the outfit. It also has a three-inch extender.
Less Can Be More
If the neckline of a top or dress is really detailed and covers most of your chest, think about skipping the statement necklace. However, you can always opt for some statement earrings instead of a necklace to still create an accessorized look. Each one of these bold earrings dangles two and one-fourth inches.
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