A statement necklace can make or break an outfit but it is all about how you wear it. Learn more about how to wear statement necklaces with these top 10 tips.
1. MAKE IT THE STAR
A statement necklace should be the star of your outfit. They are made to draw attention and add visual interest to your clothes.
For this reason, you'll want to make sure your other jewellery is understated. If you wear a statement necklace with other types of bold jewellery it can overload your outfit and make it look too busy. Opt for simple studs or thin rings and let your necklace make the statement.
2. ADD A WOW FACTOR TO YOUR NIGHT OUT
If you have a special event or night out planned you'll want to make sure you stand out. Statement necklaces are a great way to add that extra wow factor to any formal dress. When deciding how to wear a statement necklace with a dress, consider pairing a little black dress with something chunky like our Collar necklace, or for a floor-length formal dress, style with the Peacock necklace and matching earrings.
3. BRING INTEREST TO A BASIC TOP
If you have a closet full of basic tops, you'll know how amazing and versatile they can be. You can pair them with a patterned skirt, warm knits or casual jeans to create countless different outfits.
A basic top is the perfect blank canvas to make your necklace stand out. The best part is that almost any statement necklace looks great with a plain shirt.
4. DON'T BE AFRAID OF PATTERNS
But who wants to wear basic tops all the time? Patterned shirts are perfect for any fun-loving ladies out there. You can style your favourite patterned shirt up even more by adding a statement necklace. Our floral design necklaces are a great choice with patterned fabrics.
5. PAIR IT WITH STRIPES
If you're trying to figure out how to wear a statement necklace with a patterned shirt, you may want to start with stripes.
While statement necklaces look great with other patterns, stripes are a great place to start. They are uniform and usually only contain two colours, making it a great backdrop for a necklace to pop without worrying about it being too much.
6. BRIGHTEN A BLACK ON BLACK OUTFIT
Black is a fabulous colour to include in your wardrobe. Not only is black slimming but it's also very versatile. Depending on how you wear it, black on black can make you look super chic, edgy, or elegant.
7. BRING DETAILS INTO A PLAIN AREA
Statement necklaces work well when the area beneath them isn't full of detail. That's why it works so well with basic tops and black on black outfits.
Avoid pairing your statement jewellery with any top or dress where the neckline or chest area is the focal point, such as illusion necklines or lace paneling. Instead, you may opt for statement earrings to bring interest without making your outfit look overdone.
8. ADD FLAIR TO YOUR WORK OUTFIT
Don't let that classic work outfit go to waste. You can add extra flair by including a statement necklace. While you can wear your necklace with an open collar shirt, it can also look stylish when the shirt is buttoned all the way up. You may also choose to layer a sweater and a button down before adding a statement necklace for even more variety.
9. REVAMP 'OUT OF STYLE' CLOTHES
We all have some old clothes that we think are out of style, but have you ever thought of adding a statement necklace to revamp your oldies?
You can always pull out of your wardrobe the old clothes and give them a completely improved appearance by adding a stylish statement necklace that would be the centre of attention in your outfit.
10. DRESS UP A GRAPHIC TEE
The best part about investing in statement necklaces is that they can be worn with almost anything - even graphic tees. Wearing a statement necklace with t-shirts can be a little tricky, but if done correctly, it can make your old tee look fabulous.
Try joining together a graphic or printed t-shirt with a statement necklace for an urban dressy and modern look.
Adding a statement necklace is an easy way to completely change the look of an outfit in seconds. Whether you're looking to purchase your first one or have a few already in your drawer, these tips have given you some ideas on how to style this bold accessory if you're heading to work, date night, or a soiree. Plus, we even suggested a few of our favourites to add to your shopping cart!