November 09, 2011

Three Ways: Colorful Statement Necklace

The name says it all: statement necklaces sure do make a statement. That's why many women shy away from them. It's difficult to wear something so bold in public, and even more so when the aforementioned item is extremely colorful. Another thing to bear in mind is that these accessories are quite costly; the majority are handmade, and a handful of them are even one-of-a-kind. However, statement necklaces are unusual and extremely beautiful; if you can afford one, it can be worth the investment no matter how often you wear it.
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
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Rag & Bone blazer, Balmain blouse, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Frye boots.

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.

Jil Sander belted dress, Brian Atwood platform pumps.

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.

Let me know what you think of the three outfits I styled. Would you wear a necklace like the Assad Mounser one I used for my Three Ways?


  1. great post!! I would totally rock all these outfits with this amazing necklace!! My fav is the 1st and 2nd!!!

  2. I love this post! And I especially love that last outfit ;)


  3. Absolutely LOVE this!!! Such a great post! Started following you lovey :)

    Adrienne <3

  4. Hi! I just found your blog on IFB. Interesting post, I want to go and get a statement necklace now!! I like how you included less expensive options. These necklaces really are beautiful. Wonderful post. :)

    Best wishes,

  5. I'm in love with the shoes in that last outfit! The necklaces themselves are gorgeous, and so is your blog. I, too, found you through IFB -- it's a fantastic site for networking, isn't it?

  6. I literally have no words on how amazing that statement necklace is. pure love! <3

  7. Great collection of necklace as well as apparels!. I always try to wear necklace which is matching with my apparel.