What to Wear | 3 Statement Necklaces That Bring Your Look From Blah to Bold

Q: What to Wear? A: A Statement Necklace + Basics

When it boils down to what to wear, many of us (myself included) tend to make a B-line for the standby, go-to basics in our closets. It's easy. I get it. But why stop at basic? The classic white tee, heather grey tank, or dark blue, vintage wash jean, could use a little fashion push every now and then. Redefine easy with the simple addition of a statement necklace.

I love a statement necklace for one main reason, you can put it back to anything, especially a casual tank top and jeans look, and it will  instantly elevate the style quotient. I tell my clients who are trying to stick to a budget that one of the best ways to do so, is to layer up on the trend jewelry. Taking a basic white tee and throwing on a statement necklace, some fabulous elaborate earrings, or colorful cuffs, makes the look both your own, and notable, at the same time. It's not just the ho-hum, go-to look anymore. When you're looking for what to wear, keep it simple. You don't need a new wardrobe, you may just need a few key additions here and there.

Speaking of keeping it simple, I've narrowed things down a bit for your shopping convenience. When it comes to what to wear, here are three statement necklace picks that set themselves apart. I've also included a little quote with each pick to get you inspired. I love fashion, and have grown up in the industry, but even I know it's not about the necklace at the end of the day. It's about what that necklace inspires you to do. It's about what you actually do in the necklace that matters.

The fashion part of the equation, combined with a few quotes that hopefully hit home, can give you that little ounce of oomph that you need to go for it. Be open to it and shop away!




Like I said, it's not just about the necklaces. When you look at what to wear and make your style decisions, think about what you'll be doing in with that outfit on your shoulders, with that jewelry around your neck. Who knows, maybe that's the necklace you wear when you finally decide to leave your corporate job to pursue your dreams, or maybe it will forever go down in history as the necklace you wore when you met the person you're going to spend the rest of your life with. You never know what can happen, but I can guarantee you one thing, each piece in your closet will have a story behind it if it doesn't already. Here's to those stories being legendary ones you can't wait to tell....

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