Jewelry can be incredibly underappreciated. While some Fashionistas/os understand the power of well-layered necklaces or a perfect set of bangles, others overlook the change such small details make to an outfit. Whether it’s a pair of earrings, a necklace, bracelet or any other form of jewel, there’s no question that even a single piece has the ability to dress an outfit up, down or just give it a personal touch. This week’s Fashionista uses a statement necklace to turn her otherwise basic outfit into a more polished look.
The statement necklace has many forms, but all have one thing in common: they are the focal point of an outfit because, well, they make a statement. The beauty of this piece lies in its versatility. Different materials create altogether different outfits — jeweled necklaces are fancier, layered chains can give more of a rock and roll feel, and brights and neons are trendy and fun. This Fashionista’s flowered necklace is feminine and fun without being overpowering, and it’s the perfect way to take her denim top and sneakers a bit less casual while adding her own personality to the outfit.
For someone like me, who usually wears less noticeable jewelry (think tiny stud earrings and simple pendant on a thin chain), big necklaces were a bit tough to get used to. But I quickly found that it was the best way to make basics interesting and add something extra to any look. Find a necklace that reflects your personality a bit, or one that follows a trend you’ve always wanted to try. Collar and bib necklaces are a cool way to transform a T-shirt, and flowers or light-colored beads are often a great addition to make an outfit dressier. Buy a few different styles and wear them this summer with anything from maxi skirts to denim shorts to make whatever statement you like.