21 Ways to Wear a Statement Necklace
Statement necklaces have been around for a while, and it doesn’t look like they are going anywhere soon. That’s great news because they are a classic accessory that can solve almost any wardrobe crisis you might have. They are kind of like the superhero of accessories and once you have your first one you’ll find it almost impossible to resist the temptation to add to the collection.
I love statement anything, but in particular I am drawn to necklaces because with the right necklace you can keep the rest of the outfit simple, and that’s my style. When the weather is hot a single colour shift dress is smartened up with a statement necklace, and when it’s cold I get to wear my favourite jumpers but be chic with a great necklace.
But these pieces of jewellery can sometimes seem a bit intimidating, especially if you’re not a flashy dresser. So if you are struggling with how to wear your statement necklace, or even thinking about investing in your first one, here are some tips to help you learn to love your necklace.
1. A statement necklace peeking out from under a collared shirt is always a classic. Adjust the length of the necklace to the opening of the shirt so it’s not hidden.
2. Try a bold necklace with a bold pattern, but remember to keep the rest of your outfit simple so you don’t look too busy.
3. Any statement necklace looks great with a plain coloured dress. Try a light-weight shift dress for summer or a tunic with tights, boots and a jumper for winter.
4. Dress up a plain tee with sparkles, even an old tee can look great with a flashy necklace, (just make sure it’s clean).
5. Denim and neon go really well together. Think of denim as a neutral and then find a necklace, the brighter the better.
6. Simple basics of Jeans and a tee shirt are instantly glammed up with a statement necklace.
7. A go-to outfit for the cold weather for many of us is boots, jeans and comfy jumper. Add a statement necklace and suddenly it looks a lot more put together.
8. A statement necklace and grey work really well together, so try one with a grey top for some instant style.
9. Make your old faithful jeans look fancy with a bold necklace and your favourite pair of heels.
10. Bring out a colour in your outfit with the same coloured necklace (warning: this is for the advanced necklace wearer, beginners should stick to plain colours).
11. All black is very versatile. Try pants and a light top in summer, or turtle-neck in winter. Add a large statement necklace and non-black bag to break the whole look up.
12. Try layering statement necklaces for a seriously huge statement. If one is good then 4 must be great right?
13. The all black outfit rules apply to white outfits too. Try a metallic long necklace for some pizzazz.
14. If you’re not sure which neckline to wear with your necklace, check this chart for some beginners advice. But in the end wear it how you love it.
15. Wear a collar necklace over a high neck shirt so it almost looks like part of your top.
16. Try the classic mix of a striped shirt and a large necklace – very continental.
17. If you love to wear bright colours extend them to your necklace. Just make them complementary (not matching) and you’ll have a gorgeous outfit!
18. In the cooler weather try a statement necklace over a buttoned up shirt. Very covered but very chic, a great look for the office.
19. Maxi dresses are so comfortable and easy to wear. Add a high statement necklace (or fold you long necklace over twice) to elongate your look.
20. Wear a super long necklace with a loose collared shirt for a casual but elegant look.
21. If you’re still looking for inspiration do some internet surfing and learn how to mix different styles together. If you find a look you like you can just copy the style straight out of your wardrobe and onto your body. There are lots of great blogs like this one that will give you inspiration.
Statement necklaces are fantastic to have in your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid of them, start small and work your way up. Go for quality not quantity and you’ll be amazed how you ever managed without them.