Jewelry has been a woman’s best friend and a universal form of adornment ever since the ancient Egyptians were around centuries ago. Today, modern day statement jewelry incorporates the “cocktail style” from the ‘30s and ‘40s–lots of metals and rose gold, layered necklaces and big rings, along with the vibrant colors and cheaper materials used in the ‘60s. Most statement jewelry is bold and expressive and can help complete or transform any outfit.
I was lucky enough to spot this Fashionista walking down Main Street in Sayville during her lunch break while working at everyone’s favorite new clothing boutique, Therapy. She was wearing an absolutely beautiful statement necklace. I was so impressed that this soon-to-be second year student studying fashion made this herself! I have to admit I would definitely buy it. By wearing this one piece of jewelry she was able to make her simple and casual outfit composed of jeans and a tank into a classy and chic look for work!
Like todays Fashionista, the big bold necklace looks great over shirts with high necklines, making this look appropriate and perfect for work and class. Try this Oscar de la Renta geometric floral bib necklace to match today’s Fashionista’s look for work. Trading in the Tory Burch sandals for a pair of flats would be a simple change to this Fashionista’s outfit for a day in the office. For class, I suggest something a little more casual like this triangle collar necklace from ASOS.
An alternative look for statement necklaces is for a night out where you might want to show more of that summer tan off! This necklace by New Look would go great with a strapless maxi dress for date night. A little black dress is an effortless look that will never get old for a night out with friends. Try a LBD that has a V-neck with the beaded fringe bib from Forever 21 to add a pop of color to your outfit!
Spotted: Bright necklaces with attention-grabbing colors and a lot of detail were the highlight of Gucci’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear fashion show! Once again the big bold shapes are key with a high neckline top! I love the contrast of the white and coral colored necklace and earrings, both colors perfect for summer!