Statement necklaces have taken the fashion world by storm. From colorful jewels to chunky designs, a statement necklace can take an outfit from drab to fab. If you’re excited to rock some serious neckwear, but you’re not sure you know how to pull it off, Reiner’s Fine Jewelry is here to help! Check out this list of do’s and don’ts of statement necklaces
Do pair a statement necklace with a basic tee
Adding a bold necklace to your wardrobe can enhance even the most basic articles of clothing. In fact, the more basic, the better! Pairing a glitzy statement necklace with a simple T-shirt can do wonders, and effortlessly transition your outfit from day to night. You can also wear a statement necklace with a V-neck shirt or dress. This is the best way to introduce such a bold necklace. It will follow the shape of the V-neck and fill in that empty space.
Do experiment with different colors and styles
A statement piece in bold, eye-catching colors is a great way to dress up a less than exciting outfit or add a new dramatic element to an old favorite. Jeans and a t-shirt can even benefit from a good splash of color. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the colors of your pieces though.
Don’t get too carried away
While playing around with colors and statement jewelry, it’s easy to pile it on a little too thick. Pick one or two statement pieces that compliment each other and let them shine. If you add too much, your jewelry pieces will be fighting with each other for attention and will distract from the overall look you’re going for. Throwing a lot of jewelry at a bland outfit won’t make it sizzle. It will only make it look busy and sloppy. A bold necklace can make a beautiful statement but only if you allow it to. A bold necklace should always be worn with a less dramatic pair of earrings. You can, however, pair a bold necklace with a bold bracelet or ring. This separates the focal points and pulls the whole look together.
Do mix and match your pieces
Gold should only be worn with other gold pieces. Silver should only be worn with other silver pieces. Both of those statements are incorrect. Gold and silver can be paired together and can offer a stunning look but only if the pieces you choose work together. A bold silver necklace should always be paired with silver earrings, but there is no reason you can’t pair a bold silver necklace with a simple gold chain. This applies in reverse as well and also works with colors and other types of metals. Mixing and matching your pieces can be a great way to create an eclectic and even elegant look.
Don’t go too plain
Just as it is easy to overdo it with statement pieces, it is easy to under-do it. Statement jewelry is all about making a statement, obviously. You don’t want that statement to be “I was too scared to really go all out.” Statement pieces need accenting pieces. Sometimes the accent pieces can be makeup, an element of your outfit or even a hairstyle. Look in the mirror and ask yourself if your statement piece needs something more. Don’t be afraid to try on different jewelry and experiment. You can always take it off again if you feel uncomfortable.
Don’t be afraid to add layers
Try layering a couple of necklaces together to make an even bigger statement. A great combination to try is a smaller necklace with a statement piece to give some balance. For even more attention and depth, pair two chunky necklaces together.
Do consider your outfit
Your statement jewelry needs to work with whatever outfit you’re planning to wear or it isn’t going to work at all. Your jewelry will look like an afterthought instead of part of the plan. It will look like it was thrown on at the last minute and that will distract from the overall look you’re going for. You don’t need to spend a lot of time picking the perfect jewelry for an outfit but make sure you take a moment or two to consider whether or not you’ve made the right selection for your outfit before you leave the house. Is there something a little better? Why not try it out and see? Another piece or a different piece might be exactly what you need to transform your outfit into something spectacular.
Do make it your own
It doesn’t matter how many trendy pieces or styles you’re wearing, if you’re not comfortable with it, it won’t feel stylish. Put a personal twist on every trend you incorporate into your wardrobe to feel like a true fashionista.