Statement necklaces are called ‘the power dressing prop’ by the Vogue, and it’s true that this accessory can complete your style and truly make a statement. However, if you aren’t careful, that ‘statement’ might be that you are lacking in the sense of style. Following these simple rules will help you avoid this problem and make sure your jewelry only enhances your elegance.
8 Basic Rules for Wearing a Statement Necklace
Wear statement necklaces with simple outfits
A statement necklace is an accessory that must stand out and be the centerpiece of your outfit. Therefore, nothing must overshadow it. This means wearing a boisterous multi-colored outfit with this piece will be a bad idea. Instead, dress in a single color and wear clothes without prints.
Limit your jewelry for the occasion
Statement pieces aren’t meant to be a complete set. While it might be ok to wear a few rings with your statement necklace, pairing it with earrings and bracelets is too much. A necklace is such a beautiful piece that it alone will be enough to create a stunning image for you.
Choose your occasion wisely
Today, the rules of dress code are rather relaxed even on formal occasions. However, there are situations when wearing bold jewelry isn’t the right choice. Business negotiations and black-tie events are the best examples. The latter allow for statement jewelry with precious gemstones. However, a day in the office might call for a Charmed Simplicity Necklace instead of something like this:
Match the necklace to your neckline
Check out this selection of Pins to see the best combinations of necklaces and necklines. There are no solid rules for wearing statement necklaces with specific types of tops. However, a few guidelines are easy to distinguish:
- Deep V neckline: choose a necklace made of layered strands.
- Turtleneck: wear chockers (though this is the case when everything goes, really).
- Off-shoulder tops: wear elaborate statement necklaces that aren’t too long.
- Collared shirts: wear statement necklaces that go right under the collar.
Wear sparkly pieces with casual outfits
To make your statement necklace really pop as well as show off your sense of style, combining assumingly ‘uncombinable’ pieces is key. Show off your creativity by adding a bold, elegant, and sparkly piece with crystals to a casual outfit. A plain tee and your favorite cardigan will transform into something utterly stunning with this addition. This style mashup is perfect for creating a glam look out of literally anything.
Pair neon with gray
A gray top seems boring to you?
Well, it won’t get any less boring even if you add a statement necklace with p[earls or white crystals. However, if you put ion something with bold neon colors, your outfit will come to life. Use this trick for dull winter days when you need something to cheer yourself up.
Wear ethnic statement pieces with natural fabrics
The rules for wearing statement necklaces don’t explicitly state that ethno-inspired pieces should be worn with traditional outfits only. However, there’s no denying the fact that they look much more stunning when worn with a plain stylized outfit made of natural materials and in earthly colors. Suede and leather, in particular, pair well with these pieces.
Wear a statement necklace with heels
Again, this ‘rule’ doesn’t mean that you can’t put one on with your favorite pair of flats. However, if you want to make an otherwise too casual outfit (think ‘boyfriend’ jeans and an oversized T-shirt) seem more elegant, a bold necklace and no less bold heels in complementing colors will do the trick. Don’t be afraid to use bright colors here, especially for the shoes.