Are you bored of blending into the background? Do you want to create an impact when you walk into a room?
The time has come to ditch your dainty necklaces and invest in something big, bold and beautiful. The reign of the statement necklace is supreme!
Whether it is colourful and floral or metallic and geometric, an eye-catching necklace should be your key accessory for the spring and summer months. The High Street is rife with a huge selection of pieces from a Primark budget to the likes of Topshop and Zara.
The statement necklace is a versatile piece that does not have to be worn solely with plain clothing. It can be tricky to get the balance right though, so we have created some ensembles to help you along the way.
Keep reading to discover how to style the statement necklace for a casual daytime look, a night out or an office outfit.
We have chosen this beautiful coral necklace from River Island (£15) to style for three different purposes:
However, the simplicity of the Converse trainer (Converse, £40) retains the casual look and doesn’t make the overall outfit too dressy. This is a relaxed, comfortable outfit that is chic enough to wear shopping, university or even a cosy cinema date.
An alternative look featuring the statement necklace involves this lovely camisole style jumpsuit also from River Island (£45). Matching the colour of the flowers to this pretty kimono from New Look (£19.99) creates a girly, pretty aesthetic that is emphasised by the floral shoes (Psyche, £118.99).
Keeping print to the lower end of the body allows the necklace to still be the focal point of the outfit, and adding a bright lipstick (Topshop, £8) will help to bring the attention back to top of the body.
Don’t be afraid to mix in a little print with your statement neckpiece.
These gorgeous trousers from M&S (£79) compliment the coral hue and add a little life to a work outfit. Combined with a clean white shirt (Mango, £29.99) and sensible sling backs (Whistles, £115) you can look appropriate for work and still be the style icon of the office.
Again, a good tip is to keep the print to the lower end of the body to avoid the top half looking too busy. The pop of colour around the neck will carry the outfit on its own.
Regardless of all this, the whole point of statement jewellery is to have fun with your wardrobe. Have a play around and see what you think fits together well. If you are happy with how you look, everyone you meet will be envious of your confidence and that in turn will make you the best-dressed woman in the room!