So this is probably the one piece that will take your outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. From low to high, from fashion to fashionista. The one piece that gives life to a plain t-shirt and will always steal the spotlight. We’re talking about the statement necklace!
The statement necklace
So what counts as a statement necklace? As described above, it’s a spotlight stealer due to its often oversized scale and more is more approach! If it’s not colorful, it’s often very detailed and is anything but discrete. As a minimalistic necklace complements an outfit, without making too much of a noise, a statement necklace does the contrary.
History of the statement necklace
A big and fancy necklace is nothing new (the history of necklaces goes back all the way to the stone age, so it’s kind of old but gold). Another historic record of the statement necklaces are the ones the old Egyptians wore, they were large, colorful and got all the spotlight. Another great example of the historic use is the 1920’s, where pearls were popular to use as a necklace. A few years ago, statement necklaces were back in fashion and style icons such as Miroslava Duma and Olivia Palermo worked them (and still does). Another fashion icon that regularly pulls them off, and embraces the maximalism, is Iris Apfel. She’s simply the queen of more is more!
How to pull of the statement necklace
As with everything, it’s about how you match and style it. If you’re not too keen on the statement part, choose a necklace that goes well with a minimalistic outfit. Perhaps a black, grey or white one that blends in with the color of the outfit. If you want to highlight the piece, go for one in a bright color, or a necklace that sparkles.
The thing with a statement necklace is that it comes down to whatever you prefer. Do you want to go fashion bold with it? Dress it up. Do you want to keep it low key? Gor for jeans, t-shirt and a simple cardigan. If you want to be completely sure that your outfit is working, I’d suggest that you keep the details of the outfits very subtle. The statement necklace is the start of it nonetheless. If you want to play bolder than that, pick up the color/sparkle from the necklace and match it with a clutch, bracelet or a pair of shoes. See the outfit below.
Do you prefer the statement necklace or simple ones? Hit us in the comments!