I have just started out as a Stella & Dot Stylist. And at the Trunk Shows I have had I noticed that while most people are in love with all the bold statement necklaces the first thing I hear (after wow I love this) is “How do I wear it?”
A by product of being big, bold and sometimes colourful, the statement necklace can come off as being intimidating to style.
Realistically a statement necklace can just be thrown on, just like anything else. But if you are looking to put a bit more thought into it
here are some tips:
1. Keep your top, blouse or dress simple. A colourful statement necklace is almost like a pattern all its own. The most sure-fire way to have your necklace pop is to pair it with a plain white tee or blouse.
2 Statement necklaces made of metals or crystals are more neutral (the colours aren’t going to clash with anything) so you can pair them with prints, stripes, or try a tone on tone look.
3. Keep the neckline of your top or dress unadorned. That means no lattice work, beading or details that might already be mistaken for a statement necklace.
4. Just like mixing prints, you can wear a bold necklace with a bold top. If you are wearing colourful beads or semiprecious stones, pick a necklace that is made of colours that are already seen in the print.
With the super warm weather we had a few weeks ago we were spoiled into thinking it was further in the season than it really is. Still I have given up wearing my winter coat in favour of spring layers.
Still I always need to remind myself how to wear spring and summer dresses and skirts when it is still only 10 degrees out. This is how I would wear a floral dress now and later.
I have been lusting after the neon rhinestone necklaces that are popular with the style blogger set ever since I first layed eyes on them a few months ago. Dannijo (featured in the inpiration set below) are too expensive and getting your hands on a Spike the Punch necklace is next to impossible.
But I recently found a Painted Rhinestone necklace DIY I want to try. It looks incredibly easy; all you need is some Sharpie markers (for the sort of see through coloured rhinestones) and some spray paint (for the opaque coloured rhinestones). Would you try this look yourself?