The beauty of statement jewelry is that it only takes one piece to make your whole outfit stand out. The key is to keep it simple and either work your outfit around one big eye-catching piece, or to work well-coordinated statement accessories into your look by striking the right balance.
One of the first and easiest ways to wear a statement necklace is to throw it on over your favorite little black dress.
With your classic white button down shirt
Let it peek out under the collar of your shirt for a look that’s daring yet meeting-appropriate.
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. It 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.
Another way to wear a statement necklace is with a subdued, non-patterned frock and little to no jewelry. Your statement necklace should actually have the chance to make a statement, right?
With Gray Color Sweaters
Pairing white statement necklaces with very casual sneakers works as well because of the contrast between casual and formal. Too much of the same thing is never a good idea. For example, look at this beautiful white statement necklace paired with a simple and neutral gray sweater. Perfection!
With red lipstick
Dress up a chambray shirt by pairing with a sparkly necklace and red lipstick. Not only will a bright lipstick shade look oh-so-sexy, but it’ll also make your necklace a few watts brighter.
While wearing a delicate statement necklace with an elegant blouse is perfectly fine, you can also break the pattern and try blending different styles. Don't be afraid to wear opulent statement necklaces with denim shirts. As a tutu skirt and a pair of stilettos and you’ve got yourself an outfit worthy of a fashion magazine.
Make a white dress more fun with a long, large necklace.
Like any jewelry piece, the statement necklace highlights certain features, some of which we sometimes wish to hide. If you have a long neck, you can consider yourself lucky as you can wear any type of necklace. However, if you have a short and thick neck, be very careful when wearing a statement necklace. Choose longer versions that drop down to your cleavage and avoid all types of choker necklaces. Moreover, women with short necks should avoid wearing necklaces with any king of collar or high neckline and only wear them with v-necks or other types of low necklines.
Try not to pair a statement necklace with equally bold earrings, you want to keep the appearance of balance. Remember, the necklace is your focal point and you don’t want accessories competing for attention.
Now that you know my top ways to wear a statement necklace, which tips will you try?
Do you have any of your own to add?