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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Simple Statement

Finding the perfect accessory can be tricky. If you’re like me, you might shy away from lots of accessories in fear of looking too tacky or busy. However, tastefully accessorizing is extremely easy. All it takes is one simple addition of a statement necklace to transform an outfit from alright to fabulous.

I caught this Fashionista on her way home from working our school’s admissions event, and I fell in love with her simple, feminine accessories. Her look was appropriate for the occasion and also cute enough to wear throughout the rest of the day and night. She kept her clothing simple by pairing her black-and-white knit sweater with some black skinny pants and tall boots. She infused punches of color with a bright blue cross-body bag and a lilac-hued, beaded statement necklace. It’s the detail of her necklace that makes this Fashionista’s outfit stand out and impress. The whole look works because the busyness of her sweater and the simplicity and calmness of the necklace balance each other out.

The key to executing this trend is going bold without doing too much. This Fashionista got her necklace at Francesca’s Collections, which is basically the ideal statement jewelry destination. To create a look like hers, go for a layered, beaded necklace that is all one color. Another route to take is to go glam with a show-stopping, jewel-toned piece. A third look can be created by channeling your inner Greek goddess with an oversized pendant version. The best part of about this trend is that every statement necklace works all year round with countless colors and styles.

How To: To get this Fashionista’s look, invest in a few statement necklaces. They don’t have to be expensive! Experiment by pairing a necklace with multiple outfits and styles. Pair simpler necklaces with busier tops and more detailed, colorful necklaces with a plain T-shirt or blouse.