Statement necklaces are my favourite form of adornment. I love them for the instant glamour that they add to a drab outfit and for their easy-breezy versatility. Lucky for me, the statement necklace trend has been superhot for the last year and I do not see it slowing down anytime soon. The best part about these baubles is that they come in all colours, shapes and sizes, so there is bound to be something for everyone. Of course, many women are intimidated by these neckpieces due to their ‘statement’ factor. I often hear questions like “How should I wear this?” and “Is this OTT?”
So here I present you with five easy ways to style your statement necklace.
With A Buttoned-Up Shirt
Bold neckpieces work really well with a stiff shirt. The bauble adds a touch of glamorous femininity to what would otherwise be a rather bland outfit. I prefer to button the shirt up till the top so that the necklace sits neatly below the collar, offering a classy peek-a-boo. This look is ideal for adding some pizzazz to ordinary office attire without breaking the dress code.
With A Slouchy T-shirt
I am a huge fan of laidback outfits that involve graphic t-shirts, skinny jeans and comfortable shoes. Now, add a sparkly necklace to this ensemble and you have fashioned yourself a deadly outfit. Bold baubles are a great way to dress up casual looks. If you are leaning towards an edgy feel, considering layering metal necklaces of varied lengths a la Dylanlex.
With A Dull Colour
The good news is that statement necklaces are now available in a wide range of colours. This is an ideal inlet for ladies who are always drawn to darker shades like black, grey and navy blue (guilty as charged!) A vivid neon necklace paired with a dull grey blouse is an awesome way to infuse your look with a fun burst of colour. The brighter, the better!
With A Little Black Dress
Nothing screams sexy like the perfect LBD that clings to your curves and makes you feel like a million bucks. Of course, this classic closet staple needs something to spice it up. Hello, statement necklace! When you are heading out on the town, add a vibrant neckpiece to your black dress for a fun pop of colour. Finish the look with a feisty red lip.
With A Coordinated Colour
Bold jewellery pieces are not always about contrast. One of my favourite ways to rock this trend, and possibly the most unexpected one, is to match the colour in my necklace to another element in my outfit like my shoes or skirt. Not only does this bring the entire look together; it also adds an element of sophistication. If you cannot make an exact match, stick to pairings that are within the same palette of shades.
Clearly, statement necklaces work wonders in spicing up boring outfits, livening up dull colours and adding some oomph to a casual get-up. So, which of these looks are you eager to try, ladies?