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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Statement Necklaces

Picture this: you’re getting ready for a casual night out and you think, “I want to keep it simple tonight—like I didn’t try too hard, but I still look great.” We’ve all been there. The fact of the matter is, sometimes it’s easier said than done. The key to these types of styles is to bring variety to your ensemble through the details. To be a bit more specific—bring variety to your ensemble through statement necklaces. They are sold just about everywhere and can be as tame or as crazy as you want. What’s the beauty of them? Pair any type with a simple outfit, and you can basically never go wrong.

Meet this Fashionista. I caught her scurrying through campus on the way to class on a very chilly New Hampshire afternoon. I was delightfully surprised. She was looking ready for just about anything. The simplicity of her outfit was brilliant: black skinny jeans, a black tank top and a leather jacket. Her wedge booties brought the look together perfectly. However, that’s not what grabbed my attention. Her necklace intertwined with the metallic pieces on the jacket simultaneously stole my attention away from anyone else on the quad. It made a statement. She looked perfectly cool for an afternoon in class, yet she would fit right in at the bar if she went to go grab a drink when she was finished for the night. The versatility was enviable, effortless and chic.

How To: Grab a simple pair of skinny jeans and your favorite comfy T-shirt. Throw on a pair of booties, and top the look off with a fun and vibrant statement necklace. You’re ready for the day or night.