Sometimes you may get dressed and love your outfit but feel like something’s missing. You love the pieces of clothing you’re wearing, and the shoes match perfectly, but you still think your outfit needs a little something. The answer may be a leather purse or herringbone jacket, but, more often than not, the answer lies in a piece of jewelry, particularly necklaces.
When it comes to necklace styles, I like to have one of everything. For example, a pendant necklace featuring a delicate rope chain is always at the top of my wishlist. And yet, there’s something about how a locket (featuring a pic of my bestie) on a box chain truly captures my heart.
So whether you’re the queen of pearl necklaces or are obsessed with anything that sparkles with a diamond accent, join me as I review the necklaces that light up my life.
Unforgettable PiecesHow To Wear a Statement Necklace
The first kind of necklace that you might want to consider would be a statement piece. Think necklaces with large gemstones or heart pendants.
These kinds of necklaces are usually worn on their own, with smaller pearl earrings and minimal other jewelry to keep attention focused on the necklace. Most times, they are worn to accessorize a monochromatic outfit or a neutral-colored outfit. You probably already have a statement piece in your wardrobe.
The Cintilla by Kuu is another example of a statement necklace. I might choose to highlight this with a deep V-neck top or a white pantsuit. With a necklace like this, you only need to pair simple diamond studs or some small silver hoops for earrings.
Perhaps you prefer the look of a bigger chain as your statement necklace. In that case, Onilium has got you covered with the Poro Silver Chain. This versatile sterling silver charm necklace (which also comes in yellow gold) is the perfect necklace that will go with virtually any outfit.
Style With Substance
I have a little secret on pairing earrings with necklaces: I focus on proportion and metal. For example, I love to pair a large heart necklace with smaller dainty earrings. Or I do a fun theme, like pairing an initial necklace with birthstone earrings. Sometimes I wear my birthstone, but other times I’ll wear the birthstone of a loved one to honor them.
Birthstone options are so fab; you have garnet for January, citrine for November, peridot for August, and the list goes on. Honestly, I have one for every month and swap them out — so on-theme.
How To Mix and Match Metals
You might have heard a little rule on matching metals (i.e., gold goes with gold only). But I’m here to say that you can totally match a gold tone with a metal like stainless steel.
So, if you have a gold-plated bar necklace and want to rock silver freshwater pearl earrings, I say: Go for it. Two-tone is hotter than ever.
Of course, there is a time and a place for bestseller statement jewelry. You may not want to wear a rose gold statement necklace when at the gym. If that is the case, but you still want to wear a necklace, then you can easily wear something less flashy, like a link chain or thin choker necklace.
For instance, something like a gold chain necklace is the perfect everyday essential that will go with anything. Whether layered with other paper clip chain necklaces or worn on its own, a trending style like this will give your outfit a more subtle pop and make you feel confident. It’s the perfect new arrival to your jewelry box.
The Finishing Touch
It’s always fun to dress up an outfit, whether I’m dressing for a gala or I just want to feel a little more put together on errand day. Necklaces are wonderful pieces that give you access to the level of dressiness that you desire from your favorite designers.