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21 Ways to Wear a Statement Necklace

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.

collared shirt statement necklace

Get the length of your statement necklace right so your necklace isn’t hidden by the shirt. Image 1 source Image 2 source

 

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.

Statement necklace pattern dress

PICHULIK’s Collier Vert Necklace works really well with a patterned dress. (available at www.bolflife.com.au) Image source

 

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. 

Henriette Botha’s collar necklace looks clean and elegant with a simple shift dress.

Henriette Botha’s collar necklace looks clean and elegant with a simple shift dress. (Henriette Botha jewellery is available at www.bolflife.com.au). Image source

 

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).

A bold necklace can give new life to an old tee.

A bold necklace can give new life to an old tee. Image source

 

5. Denim and neon go really well together. Think of denim as a neutral and then find a necklace, the brighter the better.

You can go over-the-top bright in ya statement necklace when you’re working with denim.

You can go over-the-top bright in your statement necklace when you’re working with denim. Image source

 

6. Simple basics of Jeans and a tee shirt are instantly glammed up with a statement necklace.

A great necklace makes all the difference to a simple outfit and is so easy to do

A great necklace makes all the difference to a simple outfit and is so easy to do. Image source

 

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.

 

statement necklace jeans cardigan

An oversized jumper and statement necklace look warm and fashionable as the weather gets cooler. Image source

8. A statement necklace and grey work really well together, so try one with a grey top for some instant style.

Grey tee-shirts aren’t just for cleaning the bathroom, they work great with a statement necklace.

Grey tee-shirts aren’t just for cleaning the bathroom, they work well with a statement necklace. Image source

 

9. Make your old faithful jeans look fancy with a bold necklace and your favourite pair of heels.

old jeans statement necklace

A great necklace can give your old faithful jeans some glam. Image source

 

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). 

 

statement necklace match colours outfit

Best left to the advanced statement necklace wearer, matching your necklace to your outfit is striking but can get complicated. Image 1 source, Image 2 source, Image 3 source

 

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. 

black outfit statement necklace henriette botha

All black is so easy and versatile, a statement necklace stops it from looking dull. (Henriette Botha necklaces available at www.bolflife.com.au). Image 1 source, Image 2 source

 

12. Try layering statement necklaces for a seriously huge statement. If one is good then 4 must be great right? 

layered statement necklaces white outfit

PICHULIK necklaces layered to make a statement. (PICHULIK is available at www.bolflife.com.au). Image source

13. The all black outfit rules apply to white outfits too. Try a metallic long necklace for some pizzazz. 

White and a statement necklace is a clean, classic look.

White and a statement necklace is a clean, classic look. Image source

 

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.

Print out this cheat-sheet and tape it to the inside of your wardrobe door for easy 6:30am access.

Print out this cheat-sheet and tape it to the inside of your wardrobe door for easy 6:30am access. Image source

 

15. Wear a collar necklace over a high neck shirt so it almost looks like part of your top.

An adjustable clasp will help match the lines on necklace to the line of top for a clean edge.

An adjustable clasp will help match the line of the necklace to the line of the top for a clean edge. Image source

 

16. Try the classic mix of a striped shirt and a large necklace – very continental. 

 

striped top statement necklace

Try different sized stripes until you find the ones that work for you. Image 1 source, Image 2 source

 

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!  

bold colour outfit statement necklace

PICHULIK’s bold necklaces and bright colours are an unexpected but striking combination. (PICHULIK is available at www.bolflife.com.au) Image source

 

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.

Pichulik buttoned up shirt statement necklace

PICHULIK necklace on a buttoned up shirt. (PICHULIK is available at www.bolflife.com.au) Image source

 

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. 

maxi dress statement necklace

A higher necklace draws the eye up to the face on a maxi dress. Image Source

 

20. Wear a super long necklace with a loose collared shirt for a casual but elegant look.

loose shirt stement necklace

Even on the most casual days a statement necklace works well. Image Source

 

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 necklace chart

The internet has a world of inspiration for statement necklace outfit options. Image Source

 

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.

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