If I could only splurge on one accessories, it won’t be a designer handbag or a pair of unique footwear, it will be– a big, bold statement necklace! Yes! There are countless things one statement necklace can do for us: it can show our personality and creativity; can frame our beautiful faces perfectly; can convey our confidence and enthusiasm; can transform any simple and plain outfit in a second; can company us all seasons and many years; can save money for us without sacrificing style…
Especially for me, with thick and sensitive ear lobes, I have to give up earrings. The temperature difference between the inside and the outside during this time of the year makes me hard to wear arm candy since I need to add clothes inside and take them off when go out. So, naturally my neck becomes the only “real estate” where I can play with and stack bold jewelry on. That’s why I have a soft spot for beautiful statement necklaces. Luckily, compared to bold dropped earrings and noisy stack of bangles, a unique necklace is much more acceptable in the office.
For a daytime look, a turquoise necklace (like the one on Emma Stone) or a gold collar necklace (like the one on Valerie Boster) takes casual look to the next level; a bib necklace (like the one on Olivia Palermo) or a crochet necklace adds a bohemian twist to an urban look; a colorful beaded necklace or layered necklaces (like those on Grace Fuller) makes a plain white button-down fun and fresh.
For a night out, a geometric necklace (like the one on Kim Kardasian) balances a ladylike outfit; a gold overstated necklace (like the one on Kelly Rutherford) transforms a simple dress into a stand-out piece.
Check out these stunning handpicked necklaces below and don’t forget to share with me how you style it if you scored one!
Last but not least, there are more tips about different styles of statement necklaces featured in my previous posts. Check out the stunning turquoise necklaces here, edgy chain necklaces here and here and statement bib necklace here.
1. Kenneth Cole
2. Rachel Roy
2. Bar III (on sale now under $35!)
2. Aurélie Bidermann (the same brand of the one Kelly Rutherford worn above )
3. Asos (under $60)
1. Adia Kibur (in bright pink and blue, under $50)