You all know how much I love a scarf, but on the days when I give my (erm..rather extensive) collection a well deserved rest, you'll usually find me wearing a statement necklace.
Here are some pointers for getting the look right;
- Firstly a word about scale. If you are small boned and petite don’t overwhelm your frame with anything too large. Small frames look best in delicate, fine necklaces whereas larger frames can pull off more ‘chunky’ pieces. Not sure what scale you are? Compare your wrists to that of your friends; tiny wrists indicate you are small scale, larger wrists equal large scale. Mediums (like me) are somewhere in the middle. Remember a taller person may still have a delicate frame.
|clockwise from top left /pale blue beads / market / white bubble necklace / Enya via Amazon / blue glass beads / market / bird necklace / market / long silver circles / fcuk/ green bib / Enya via Amazon|
- Create contrast; pair a plain simple t-shirt with a chunky necklace and wear with jeans for a polished casual look.
- Think outside the square; markets, charity shops, Amazon and Etsy.com are where you'll find unique pieces.
|Bib necklace / Zad @ Amazon|
- For work, try beaded collars or lariat style necklaces to add polish to your look without being impractical or OTT.
|Orchard & Pearl necklace / Dangling Jewelley @ Esty|
|Beaded collar / Asos|
- Keep the rest of your accessories minimal. As a rule, I don’t wear earrings if I'm wearing a necklace; if you do, make sure they complement each other without being ‘matchy matchy’.
Most importantly… Have fun, statement necklaces are a brilliant way to jazz up a simple outfit, throw one on next time you do your grocery shopping!
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