How to Wear: Statement Necklaces

How to Wear: Statement Necklaces

I recently pinned something that says, “Simple is the new black” and I couldn’t agree more. I love to keep my look basic with a few unexpected accents. Whether it be the hint of a new silhouette such as a peplum or cutout, or an interesting color palette such as head-to-toe neutrals or brights–I like to think that the beauty is in the details. If you ask me, the best way to revamp an outfit is by adding a little flair. And when I say “flair” I mean accessories–the most important detail when it comes to putting together a cute outfit. I love piling on costume jewelry and glittery flea market finds. It’s my favorite way to spruce up an otherwise simple outfit. I am particularly loving statement necklaces this year. From sparkly bibs to geometric collars, a decorative necklace is just what the fashionista pre-ordered when searching for the perfect, no-brainer outfit.

When donning a bold necklace, it is important to keep the rest of your look simple and sleek. Let the necklace make the statement, and if you feel it’s appropriate, compliment it with a bold lip. Here are some ideas as to how you can style a bold necklace with items you probably already have in your closet:

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Quick Tips

  • Keep it Collared. Update your oxford by buttoning your blouse all the way up. Then layer your look-at-me necklace under the collar so it is just peeking out from underneath the collar.
  • Make Your Own Necklace. If you have a bunch of old brooches lying around, pin them together onto a short chain to create your own statement necklace.
  • Minimize Distractions. Let your necklace shine by avoiding earrings all together (unless they are very subtle posts). Also, gaudy rings and excessive arm flair should be kept to a minimum. When I wear a bold necklace, I avoid extra jewelry all together. If anything, I will wear a few simple, thin band rings.

Are you going to give this look a try? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

XO Lauren

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  • Sarah Heckle

    I usually wear more dainty jewelry, but I really love that multi-color necklace!

    http://tulleandtrinkets.com/2012/07/29/metamora-indiana-weekend/ – weekend trip pics :)

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i’ve always been one to wear dainty necklaces as well, but lately i’ve been wearing more and more statement necklaces! i’ve purchased 4 over the past couple months. here’s a shopping list i made back in may with my statement necklace picks: http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2012/05/statement-necklaces.html

  • Deanne Castro

    Great tips!

    For more fashion & beauty advice, please visit my blog:

    http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca/

    Today’s topic: A Simple Switch: Day to Night Outfit

    Thanks!

    xo

  • Connie Lofska

    very nice tip !! :-)

  • Giulia De Luca

    I love statement jewels!

  • Melissa Panici

    Love these looks Lauren! I will be trying this out:)

  • Rachel Trampel

    Great statement necklaces and advice! I am wearing a neon statement necklace today! :)

    http://www.rachelslookbook.com

  • Kelley {Keep Sitting Pretty}

    I have a new found love for statement necklaces! Great tips!

    XO Kelley
    http://www.keepsittingpretty.com

  • Petra Zeller

    Great Post. Love the tips. I definitely gonna try this out. I love statement necklace.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

  • Mallory

    Statement necklaces are like adding the cherry on top of an outfit. Loving them this year! Thanks for the tips!

    xoxo, Mallory

    http://www.pastelsandmascara.blogspot.com

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    Great tips. I tend to wear dainty necklaces, but every now and then a great statement necklace looks fantastic.

  • Meghan Conard

    Statement necklaces are my go-to accessories! My everyday look is pretty basic so a bold necklace adds just enough interest.

    Check out my new post http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

    xx-MC

  • Molly Spining

    I love this post Lauren! I couldn’t agree more with your “”simple is the new black”” motto. That is definitely mine! The looks you put together are great! I can see myself wearing any one of those.

  • Madeline Breen

    That necklace you’re wearing is goooorgeous! I love necklaces that are asymetrical like that one. So unique. I’m a big fan of statement necklaces — they really can jazz up an otherwise blah outfit!

  • jenna Payan

    Love this post as well!! can you tell us where to purchase the above necklaces? They are so awesome and I would like to see if I can purchase them.

  • Kelby Peachey

    I love how this post was simple. Definitely keeping up with the new motto. Thanks Lauren!

    -Kelby

    http://peachypains.com

  • Deanne Castro

    Great tips!

    For more fashion & beauty advice, please visit my blog:

    Today’s topic: A Simple Switch: Day to Night Outfit

    Thanks!

    xo

  • k2spitfire

    oooh polaroids, they only use those in vegas when you win a slot jackpot!

  • Kay Marie Goddard

    Love that neon necklace!

  • Christina Graci

    love the fully buttoned up blouse look.

    http://www.christinamanicures.com

  • HistoryBeauty

    I totally agree! I love wearing statement jewlery with a really simple outfit!

    http://www.youtube.com/HistoryBeauty

  • Kellie Norton

    This post is so helpful!! I can never figure out which necklace goes best with certain types of clothing! Thanks so much Lauren :-)

    -Kellie

  • Giselle Escamilla

    I love wearing statement jewelry!!! But I will try to do the brooch one because I have sooo many of them and I didnt know what to do haha!!

    Thank you!!!:)

  • Heather Smythe

    I diffently want to go to a thrift store and get some brooches and try making my own necklace.

  • chelsea lee bennett

    I need all of these!!! I LOVE the black and art deco, it’s so fabulous!

  • danielle millar

    I think statement jewellery is showing your true style and having the confidence to show off. Jewellery is art- charms/decorative objects is a paintbrush. To decorate the canvas which is the chain.

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Awesome post!!

  • Raven DeShields

    I love this idea thanks so much Lauren ! This is why I look up to you because your so insightful. That’s why when I start college I hope I can be just like you . :)

  • Cluny Grey

    Or you can look at some of my statement necklaces on the Cluny Grey Jewelry website. The gemstones in mine are genuine.

    http://www.clunygreyjewelry.com/page6.html

    And we believe in statement necklaces!

  • Umbrella Drink

    I love the multicolor with a simple understated dress.

    http://www.umbrelladrink.com

  • Eliza Zamora

    love that J.crew necklace and the neon one too!

    xo

    more on outfits on : http://lovelyaddictions.blogspot.com/

  • Linds

    I love a casual outfit of black tapered pants, ballet flats, a light blue, light pink, or white button down with the unexpected twist of the bold necklace (I’m a personal fan of baublely pearl, pearls, and more pearls!)

  • Linh Ly

    i love all of these combinations! great choices!

    Linh

    http://befashionfit.blogspot.com/

  • Janice

    I love that J.Crew necklace!!

  • Haleigh Conard

    Love this post Lauren! great, lovely examples :)

    -Haleigh

    check out how I wear my statement necklace:

    http://soulstitches.blogspot.com/2012/04/no-rules-just-right.html

  • Emilie

    I adore all those necklaces! They are so pretty!

    xo Emilie

    PS please check out my latest blog post @ http://www.hungrydelights.com/

  • Melissa Riollano

    I love these looks. Just need a statement necklace. The ones posted are especially cute.

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    These are great! Thanks!!

    http://fitnessmisc.blogspot.com/

  • Cassidy Short

    I adore statement necklaces! Can’t wait to invest in some once my year of no shopping is over :)

    xoxo

    Cassidy

    http://norebeccaforayear.blogspot.com/

  • Emily Hobbs

    Love this! I’m totally going to try it! My favorite is the girly :)

  • Katherine G

    Chambray and neon is my favorite trend combo right now! First of all, chambray is such a great neutral that can crossover between summer and fall. My closet has a chambray dress, henley, button down and a denim jacket. The tops will all go perfect with my neon skinnies and I really want that neon necklace to go with my dress!

    Here’s a link to a cute, simply and affordable neon necklace at American Eagle. The picture makes it look a little pale but its very hot pink in person!

    http://www.ae.com/web/browse/product.jsp?productId=0482_2828

  • Rachel Elkins

    I love this! I have always wanted to try this, but I could never figure out how I would wear it! Now I know. Thanks!

    xo, Rachel

  • Jacy Tilton

    Love this little guide & I completely agree with the pointers you’ve given! I traditionally don’t wear big jewelry, but I’m definitely falling in love with this trend!

  • Deborah Heft

    Where is the art deco statement necklace from? I’d love to know!

  • FairTradeLady

    Would love to see you adding fair trade fashion products to some of your blogs. They’re not only gorgeous, they give economic independence and a hand up to wonderfully talented women artisans around the world. We even have statement necklaces! http://bit.ly/MY6iMn

  • Joanna

    Love it! What kind of statement necklace would go with with a black dress to a funeral? xx

  • miss tan

    I love statement jewelry. For me, handmade is the best.

    x0,

    Miss Tan http://www.misstandesigns.blogspot.com

  • miss tan

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    x0,

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  • miss tan

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    x0,

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    x0,

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  • miss tan

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    x0,

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  • miss tan

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    x0,

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  • miss tan

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    x0,

    Miss Tan http://www.misstandesigns.blogspot.com

  • miss tan

    I love statement jewelry. For me, handmade is the best.

    x0,

    Miss Tan http://www.misstandesigns.blogspot.com

  • miss tan

    I love statement jewelry. For me, handmade is the best.

    x0,

    Miss Tan http://www.misstandesigns.blogspot.com

  • miss tan

    I love statement jewelry. For me, handmade is the best.

    x0,

    Miss Tan http://www.misstandesigns.blogspot.com

  • miss tan

    I love statement jewelry. For me, handmade is the best.

    x0,

    Miss Tan http://www.misstandesigns.blogspot.com

  • miss tan

    I love statement jewelry. For me, handmade is the best.

    x0,

    Miss Tan http://www.misstandesigns.blogspot.com

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • Alina ermilova

    I LOVE statement necklaces! They can really easily add a pop to your outfit!:)

    http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/

  • fresh Jen

    I love shopping etsy for unique ones. Any other sites?? When I have on a statement necklace, I always feel like I need matching earrings. I can never coordinate this. LOL.

  • fresh Jen

    I love shopping etsy for unique ones. Any other sites?? When I have on a statement necklace, I always feel like I need matching earrings. I can never coordinate this. LOL.

  • Adrianna Crowe

    You can never go wrong by adding a statement necklace to your everyday outfits. :)

    Xoxo Adrianna

  • Adrianna Crowe

    You can never go wrong by adding a statement necklace to your everyday outfits. :)

    Xoxo Adrianna

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  • Aloïs

    Love the chambray/neon combination! I also wrote an article on how to wear a multicolored statement necklace with outfits ideas and tips if you wanna check that out.
    http://dresslikeaparisian.com/how-to-wear-my-statement-necklace/
    Bises de Paris!

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