Outfit Ideas: 3 Ways to Wear a Statement Necklace

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Elle statement necklace

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If you follow any fashion blogs, you've probably realized by now that statement necklaces are an essential for any fashionista's closet.

Not only are they eye-catching, bold, and chic, but they come in so many colors, styles, and materials that there's definitely one out there for you. If you're the crafty type, you can even try DIY-ing your own! (Psst - We've got tutorials on how to make floral, seashell, layered, and jeweled versions.)

I love the look of statement necklaces, but they can also be a bit intimidating if you're not used to wearing bold jewelry. If you struggle with this problem, never fear! Here are three suggestions for how to wear a statement necklace:

1. Under a Collar

Statement necklace gingham shirt white jeans

Product Info: Shirt - Delia's, Sweater - Gap, Pants - Wet Seal, Necklace - Maurices, Boots - Charlotte Russe, Bag - Dorothy Perkins

For a preppy-chic look, try a gingham shirt layered underneath a simple gray sweater. Pair with some crisp white pants, then wear your statement necklace under the collar of the shirt (this jeweled pink version is sweet, sparkly, and perfect for spring). For a trendy touch, add a pair of cut-out ankle booties, and for a final dose of spring, grab a pastel pink bag.

2. With a Strapless Dress

Statement necklace black maxi dress

Product Info: Dress - H&M, Sandals - Old Navy, Necklace - Alloy, Bag - Sole Society, Rings - Warehouse, Hat - Forever 21

Since a strapless dress leaves your neckline bare, it's the perfect piece to wear with a statement necklace. For a boho-chic festival ensemble, pair a strapless maxi with a bold beaded necklace. Add metallic sandals and a floppy hat if you're going out in the sun, then polish off the look with gold rings and a cute fringe bag.

3. Over a Casual Tee

Statement necklace graphic tee distressed jeans

Product Info: Tee - Old Navy, Cardigan - American Eagle, Jeans - H&M, Shoes - Gap, Necklace - Modcloth, Bag - Nordstrom

Personally, my favorite way to wear a statement necklace is with casual, everyday pieces. Try pairing a pretty jeweled necklace with a cute graphic tee and your favorite distressed jeans, then layer on a cozy gray cardigan. Striped loafers add a pop of print, while a mint bag adds a touch of spring color to finish off the ensemble.


How do you wear statement necklaces? Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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