Looking back on my fashion choices throughout the years, it’s definitely safe to say that I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with accessories. As a child, I recall that an outfit was never complete without a pair of crazy earrings that either glowed in the dark or were so long that they grazed the tops of my shoulders. Eventually, I thankfully realized that it was rather embarrassing to go out in public with giant ornaments dangling from my ears, so I then proceeded into a phase where I boycotted jewelry altogether.
For a long time I hardly wore anything more than some inconspicuous studs in my ears and a simple ring on one hand, but now I’m finally learning how to have the best of both worlds. These days, I’m finding myself experimenting with a variety of jewelry options, in particular bold statement necklaces of every size and color.
The main reason I’m so enthusiastic about statement necklaces is because they can be appropriate for any occasion—whether going to class or on a romantic date with your boyfriend. These sassy necklaces are not only cute with cuffed jeans and a simple top, but they’re also able to work with dressier items like maxi skirts and mini dresses.
The Fashionista I photographed on campus makes wearing basic items like leggings, combat boots and a simple tunic chic by throwing on a fun turquoise stone statement necklace. Without the necklace, her outfit would arguably be almost too plain considering all of its neutral shades. The turquoise contrasts nicely with her tan top and serves as a good example of how to bring fun colors into the fast approaching fall season.
Furthermore, now that the weather is indeed getting cooler, it means that leather jackets and heavier coats are beginning to once again make an appearance on the streets. One of my favorite things to do is to contrast the intensity of a leather jacket with something girly, like a unique necklace. Nordstrom’s BP jewelry department is currently selling a great selection of pieces, my favorite being their bib statement necklace that looks so stylish paired with an edgy motorcycle jacket. If I’m looking for something that will really stand out, I know I can always count on Free People to have some distinctive items that are sure to make any outfit pop.
Not only do these flashy necklaces help your outfit make a statement, but they’re also a good way to add an aspect of freshness and vibrancy to your wardrobe as well. Whenever I notice someone on the street wearing a fabulous statement necklace, I can’t help but admire how put together and stylish they look. It’s just all about experimenting with various outfit and jewelry combinations, especially since the options out there are limitless!
Spotted: Models at Oscar de la Renta’s 2013 fashion week show flaunted down the runway in bright and bold statement necklaces, showing people worldwide how to rock some serious neck candy with any outfit.