I've written this post to show you how to incorporate a colorful statement necklace into your outfits. I hope these suggestions are helpful to those who already own similar pieces or inspiring to those who yearn for them. The example I'm using is pretty over-the-top, but you can find subtler and less expensive necklaces at the end of the post.
Assad Mounser Wild Horses Mega Collar
Images from assadmounser.com
Why this outfit works: The purple blouse is a good backdrop for the statement necklace, whose color palette contains purple in it. Jeans add a casual quality to a dressy top-half and combat boots contrast the feminine blouse and necklace.
Why this outfit works: This formal ensemble keeps it simple. A goldenrod yellow perfectly complements the gold in the necklace. Choose pumps that match your skin tone for a lengthening effect; it also avoids taking the attention away from the necklace, which is the highlight of the outfit.
Rag & Bone shirt, Theory shorts, H&M oxfords.
Why this outfit works: A combination of neutral pieces allows a statement necklace to steal the show and doesn't cause the issue of color clashing. The top and shorts combine casual and classy for an effortless look, while oxfords add boyish appeal. Add black tights for extra warmth or maroon tights if you're feeling edgy.
Do you like the look of colorful statement necklaces but don't want to splurge on one? I've got some solutions for you, so you too can take advantage of my outfit suggestions.
Kate Spade Cascade Bib Necklace, $148
(Available at piperlime.gap.com)
Modcloth Statement of the Art Necklace, $50
(Available at modcloth.com)
Marni Paillette-Embellished Collar-Style Necklace, $165
(Available at theoutnet.com)
Kenneth Jay Lane Red Spike Necklace, $80
(Available at charmandchain.com; also in turquoise)
Let me know what you think of the three outfits I styled and my colorful statement necklace suggestions. Which ones are your favorites? Would you wear a necklace like the Assad Mounser one I used for my Three Ways?