How to Use a Statement Necklace to Stand Out in the Right Way

SPRING 2016Ayana MillerComment

Love statement necklaces? You're in luck!

Statement necklaces are all over the place right now and are a fabulous way to take a simple outfit up about a thousand notches. In fact, that's part of the secret to you wearing the necklace versus the necklace wearing you!

Your statement necklace speaks a thousand words. Regardless of whether it's multi-colored, short or long, thick, thin or in-between, the necklace is putting in work, so let it do its job and keep everything else simple.


The best way to contrast a statement necklace is with a complimenting color. Black on silver, black on gold, color block on color block. Give your piece a complimenting fabric (via your blouse or dress) that will make it pop. Patterns may work, but proceed with caution! 


If you decide that you want to wear a statement necklace, then you must make that your priority accessory. Skip huge earrings, big bracelets, and other accessories like hats or scarves that may create a distraction. You want the focus on you wearing the necklace and nothing else. 


Size matters. Always. While it may seem that "Bigger is better" when it comes to statement necklaces, that is not necessarily the case. Your statement necklace should be proportional to the rest of your outfit and body. If you're petite, don't try to pull off anything too huge. If you've got broad shoulders, opt for a statement necklace that will accentuate your features as opposed to conceal them.