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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Making A Statement

They say “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” and I couldn’t agree more. What’s not to love about a colorful and chunky diamond accessory framing your collarbone and screaming, “Hi, here I am!” to everyone else around?

Statement necklaces are the perfect piece when looking for that something to help tie in your outfit and make it complete. Something so simple as a necklace with a little color and some sparkle can take an outfit from drab to fab or take the already primped and polished outfit you have on and dress it up even more. If you’re like me however, you occasionally have that lazy day where you can’t wake up and have to be at work or class in 30 minutes and have zero clue what to wear. These are the days where the statement necklace saves you. From simple blouses to graphic T-shirts, a statement necklace cannot be denied and your simple five second outfit isn’t even glanced at twice because everyone can only notice your shimmering accessory. Not to mention, statement necklaces are amazing conversation starters. You’d actually be surprised by how many people will stop a Fashionista over the glamorous jewels hanging from her neck to say how fabulous she looks!

Places such as Francesca’s and Forever 21 have affordable pieces to fit any Fashionista’s budget, while kate spade and J.Crew have options when you’re looking to splurge a little more.

This Fashionista completes her ensemble with a simple, solid colored peplum top, white pants and sandals for a chic, preppy look. Her light blue blouse contrasts nicely with the darker teal of her necklace, making it stand out and allowing it to be the focal point of her outfit. The ruffles at the bottom of her top are a cute detail that can’t be missed as well, sitting right above the waist of her chino pants. Last but not least, the gold and brown tones in her sandals blend with the outfit by matching the brass chain of the Fashionista’s statement necklace.

How To: Take a walk on the wild side and make a statement by pairing a chunky necklace with your favorite graphic T-shirt and high-waisted denim for an edgy approach.