Make a Statement

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Lately, my go-to look has been a simple outfit consisting of bright colors (like the red pants featured in this post and a slouchy white tee) topped off with a giant necklace (or two).  It’s honestly the easiest way to get dressed in the morning, and I always feel put together.  I compiled a list of some of my favorite statement necklaces out there, along with a few helpful styling hints:


This Anthropologie necklace is the perfect piece for someone who wants to incorporate the tribal trend into their wardrobe without going all-out with a carpet sweater. I love the idea of juxtaposing this against nautical navy stripes, but if you want more color, try it with a loose top in hot pink or orange.


These citrine geode necklaces by Kelly Framel mix rough-hewn naturalism with sleek elegance.  Wear one of them alone or layer it up with other gold necklaces for an eclectic look, and choose a bold color like dark green or rich cobalt to create contrast.


Bejeweled flowers add the perfect touch of feminine flair to an otherwise simple outfit. The super-sweetness of the Accessorize necklace below makes it a true statement piece – pair it with sleek colors like navy or cream and add a few chains for juxtaposition.



The beaded Forever 21 necklace below might be the easiest piece to incorporate into your wardrobe – the colors are neutral and the style can be worn with nearly any style, whether you lean towards bohemian, minimalist or girly clothes. 


This chunky turquoise necklace from Topshop isn’t for the faint of heart! The gumball-size beads will have all eyes on you, and the rough turquoise is completely on-trend.  For an earthy look, try pairing this with a boho pattern, or let the necklace take center stage by wearing a simple black shift.



This graphic gold collar necklace from Topshop should be the focal point of your outfit; don’t wear any other jewelry, and keep your clothing shapes simple to complete the angular effect. Try a one-sleeve coral dress for a bold look, or a pale mushroom tee for a subtler take on the trend.


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