Making a Statement: 11 Ways to Wear A Statement Necklace

Statement necklaces are my very favorite accessory. They’re the perfect way to complete an outfit and add a little wow factor. But when I got my first one a few years ago, I was a little scared to wear it. (I mean, it was just so… big.) But now I always reach for them because they add so much to an otherwise simple or basic outfit.

So if you’re a little scared of your statement necklaces too, check out these 11 easy ways to wear them… and as you look at these outfits, think about how simple and/or boring they would be without a bit statement necklace. They’re the perfect addition!

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  • Cohesion 2 of 12
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    When I put on this outfit, a pink statement necklace was just what it needed to pull the pink stripes and pink bows all together. Acting as a cohesive element, this statement necklace makes the outfit complete. 

  • Contrast 3 of 12
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    With a monochromatic dark blue outfit like this, brighten it up with a light and bright piece like this fun yellow bubble necklace. The contrast of dark to bright makes the necklace really stand out and draws attention up toward your face. 

  • Monochromatic 4 of 12
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    The combination of mint and white creates such a clean, fresh palette. Adding a necklace in the same hue as the top completes the look without taking away from the clean look. 

  • Dress Up A Tee 5 of 12
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    When I wear a t-shirt, I want to make sure it looks intentional (and not like it was just laundry day). Add a sparkly statement necklace and your outfit looks purposeful and put together!

  • Doubled Up 6 of 12
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    For a simple outfit, like denim on denim, try a fun statement necklace combo, like this large and small bubble necklace I paired together. 

  • Pop of Color 7 of 12
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    For outfits with one or two neutral colors, add a pop of color to brighten things up!

  • Add Some Interest 8 of 12
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    A simple maxi dress like this is gorgeous, but adding a big chunky statement necklace adds some interest up at the neckline and completes the look. 

  • Under a Collar 9 of 12
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    When you wear a collared shirt, the collar is just asking to be paired with a statement necklace. A big sparkly necklace also looks so great under a peter pan collar!

  • Layered 10 of 12
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    Sometimes just a hint of statement is all that's needed. Here I paired it with a bright sweater and bright shoes, but toned down all the brightness by partially covering it with a khaki cargo vest. 

  • Candy Colored 11 of 12
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    Use a colorful statement necklace to add color to an already colorful outfit! 

  • Monochromatic & Layered 12 of 12
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    Statement necklaces are usually stand-alone necklaces, but if you style them monochromatically (especially white on white), you can get away with sneaking in another delicate necklace. 

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