ACCESSORIES REPORT: Small, But It’s The Mane Event

Accessories Report

From trinket to très chic, a delicate chain necklace is an essential jewelry piece for any Fashionista to own. Whether you were given it as a sentimental gift or found something special hidden away at your local op-shop, a dainty necklace is definitely a keepsake.

Think of these gorgeous pieces as the wallflower of accessories. They’re small treasures and ones that are often not noticed, but once they catch your eye, they’re beautiful to look at. This Fashionista’s lion face necklace is so detailed that you can’t help but want to take a closer look. When I asked her why she decided to pick a lion motif (so Versace!), she told me that lions are her favourite animals and that she’s a Leo herself. It’s the nostalgic meanings behind jewelry pieces like these that make them so special.

So if you have a necklace full of memories and love like this Fashionista’s and want to ensure it doesn’t go unnoticed when you wear it, style it like this Fashionista has. She’s gone for an all navy outfit so when her necklace catches the light, it also catches attention! Try wearing block colours like this Fashionista so your necklace stands out as a printed outfit may end up camouflaging it rather than showing it off.

These petite necklaces also make fantastic presents on momentous occasions–for example as a 21st birthday present or a graduation gift–so if a friend or family member’s special event is coming up, consider giving them one. Tiffany & Co.’s signature necklaces are the first to come to mind, but for something a little quirkier, why not try a little infinity symbol pendant or a star for someone you think shines? Alternatively, make your own. A charm necklace is not only customizable, but the personal touch will also mean even more to the person you’re giving it to.

Sometimes, it really is the little things that count!

Spotted: Do you have a penchant for pendants? Tory Burch featured a number of beautiful pendant-style necklaces in her fall ready-to-wear 2013 collection.

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