How to Wear: A Statement Necklace Without Making the Wrong Statement

January 5, 2010 by Jeanine Edwards
shefinds | Style

Statement jewelry has been experiencing an incredible resurgence, but nothing more so than the statement necklace. And believe it or not, statement necklaces can even be budget-friendly.

Start with a simple outfit, then let your statement necklace do its thing. It’s supposed to make a statement, so dress to let it shine. A classic, unfussy sheath dress, leg-lengthening nude pumps and a smart, chic tote paired with your statement necklace makes the perfect, versatile look you can wear to work and beyond.

The combination of the soft pink and gold in Topshop’s Lace Printed Necklace ($32) will accentuate any summer dress.

Transform your little black dress from day to night with this edgy Chain Necklace by Adia Kibur ($26.60, down from $38) at 30% off.

The triple row of stones on Banana Republic’s Marquis Bib Necklace ($39.50) will brighten any basic t-shirt – the humblest and easiest-to-execute job of a statement necklace.

Ralph Lauren’s Matte Jersey Sheath Dress ($124) is fitted throughout and has an V-neckline to elegantly frame any statement necklace.

Nude shoes, like MAXSTUDIO’s Marais Pump ($89.95), won’t steal your outfit’s spotlight, but they will add style to your wardrobe.

tommy hilfiger reade tote

Tommy Hilfiger Reade Tote ($168) is perfect to carry all types of items from a laptop to your favorite tube of lipstick.

Shop more great statement necklaces, plus sheath dresses and oversize totes in our buying guides.


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Jeanine Edwards is a writer and editor covering fashion, beauty and shopping. She never misses a sale and is committed to good skincare. Prior to joining the SheFinds team, Jeanine worked at XO Group and InStyle. You can reach Jeanine at [email protected]

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