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!
11 Ways to Wear A Statement Necklace 1 of 12
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Cohesion 2 of 12
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
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
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
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
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
For outfits with one or two neutral colors, add a pop of color to brighten things up!
Add Some Interest 8 of 12
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
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
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
Use a colorful statement necklace to add color to an already colorful outfit!
Monochromatic & Layered 12 of 12
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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