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Statement necklaces: Eight styles worth a wear

Statement necklaces
Nothing finishes off an outstanding outfit like an eye-catching statement necklace.  
Not sure where to start? Take a look at these eight standout styles to get you on your way.

Gold and rhinestone chain statement necklace
- Chain - 
A traditional or modified chain necklace looks cool and classic when worn with a bare neck or collared blouse.

Gold lariat statement necklace
Lariat -
A long lariat necklace in almost any metal, thickness and design is a sleek and sexy way to draw attention to the front and centre of any outfit. 

Twisted pearl statement necklace
Classic pearl -
There's a reason pearls have withstood the test of time: They look just as chic today as they did when your grandma's grandma wore them. Give them a modern twist by choosing a multi-strand set and wearing them twisted for a layered look.

Gold statement necklace
Geometric -
A geometric necklace lends unexpected interest to an otherwise banal blouse.

Gold and rhinestone statement necklace
  - Bling -
Bring some bling to your day-to-day look with a piece that's structured and subdued. The clean lines of a larger stone keep the sparkle from looking too juvenile.

Gold floral collar
  - Collar -
If you thoughts stray to more 50 Shades of Grey or Lassie when you think of a collar - think again. A delicately designed piece in a strictly business metal such as gold offers a gleam of gorgeousness to a crewneck sweater or collared shirt. 

Colourful statement necklace
 - Colour -
Add a pop of colour to a monochrome outfit with a bold, bright necklace.

Rose gold statement necklace
- New metal -
Break away from the traditional silver and gold with a sensational rose tone. It's brighter than silver, but has a more soft and seductive tone than yellow gold. 

Remember, to make a memorable statement you don't have to spend a fortune. I spent less than $15 on all of these and only $2 for quite a few of them on clearance at Forever 21 and 
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Monochrome maxi: A bold red blouse paired with a pleated maxi skirt and a Céline Nano

Red pleated maxi skirt, Forever 21 blouse with a Celine Nano and Zara colorblock heels


Gold statement necklace

Red pleated maxi skirt, Forever 21 blouse with a Celine Nano and Zara colorblock heels


Red pleated maxi skirt, Forever 21 blouse with a Celine Nano and Zara colorblock heels

I love how a head-to-toe monochrome outfit can be so flattering, while also looking extremely pulled together.

Skirt (Urban Outfitters), blouse (Forever 21), shoes (Zara), bag (Celine Nano), necklaces (The Bay, Forever 21), sunglasses (Aldo, old but similar here)

Off-duty military: A new take on an old army green jacket


TNA Aritzia military jacket, Louis Vuitton bag

This jacket is a survivor.

No, it has neither returned from a major journey nor survived a natural (fashion!) disaster, but it HAS managed to remain in my closet for more than six years after countless culls ... and THAT is saying something.

Soldier on, my trusty topcoat.
Jacket (TNA, old but awesome one here), leggings (The Bay), shirt (Zara), necklace (Comme l'un), boots (Zigi NYC), bracelets (Alden Rae and Tiffany & Co.), watch (Michael Kors), bag (Louis Vuitton)

Valentine's Day outfit idea: Go heavy on the red

Red harem pants, white blouse, red Zara pumps and a FREYWILLE scarf.Red harem pants, white blouse, red Zara pumps and a FREYWILLE scarf.

Red suede colorblock Zara pumps

Oh, Valentine's Day. It's a holiday that's hated by some and loved by many.

But, to me, it's just another good excuse to go heavy on the red!

Pants and blouse (Forever 21), heels (Zara), watch (Michael Kors), clutch (Coach), scarf (c/o FREYWILLE

Dove grey Helmut Lang and Theory leather


Helmet Lang draped top, Theory leather leggings, Celine Mini Luggage

Helmet Lang draped top, Theory leather leggings, Celine Mini Luggage


White Hermes bangle

I'm totally digging dove grey.

An ultra-cool shade that's a nice alternative to my failsafe white, it pairs well with almost every colour -- and is especially eye-catching when it's caught with my favourite shade: black.

And, as you may know,  when I like something (be it a colour, a certain brand, etc.), I often become fixated on acquiring more of it.
So, what's next on my list of dove grey must-haves? I thought you'd never ask.

This Prada tote, of course!

Blouse (Helmut Lang), leggings (Theory), bangles (Hermes, Laura, Winners), shoes (Rosegold),necklace (The Bay), handbag (Celine)

Set sail in a sailor-inspired striped dress and J Crew jean jacket


Striped dress, J Crew jean jacket, red Celine Nano, red patent Tory Burch Flats

Striped dress, J Crew jean jacket, red Celine Nano, red patent Tory Burch Flats

Striped dress, J Crew jean jacket, red Celine Nano, red patent Tory Burch Flats

Nothing says spring like a sailor-inspired striped dress and a denim jacket. 
Anchoring the outfit with pops of cherry red accessories and a mess of gold chains keeps the look from setting sail. 
Ahoy matey! 
Dress (H &M), jacket (J Crew), shoes (Tory Burch Reva), bag (Celine Nano), sunglasses (Prada, old)
 
 

Mint ombre: An outfit in a head-to-toe mint hue

Mint forever 21 sweater and jeans, H & M rhinestone collar

Mint forever 21 sweater and jeans, H & M rhinestone collar, Ela clutch and Tory Burch flats
I have wanted to try an ombre-inspired look for quite some time, so when I picked up this sweater on clearance at Forever 21, I thought it would make the perfect base for my look.
I added mint jeans and light silver accents (including the Ela Mirror Ball clutch and grey Tory Burch flats) to let the colour-on-colour do the talking.

Retro glam: Victory rolls and a blue midi skirt

Victory rolls, Forever 21 sweater, blue midi skirt, pearl necklace and matchstick necklace

Victory rolls, Forever 21 sweater, blue midi skirt, pearl necklace and matchstick necklace

Forever 21 pearl necklace, gold matchstick necklace and red lipstick

Chanel wallet, Coach bangle, Alexis Bittar

Victory rolls, Forever 21 sweater, blue midi skirt, pearl necklace and matchstick necklace
 Retro-inspired looks can be a tonne of fun -- as long as you keep it out of costume territory with a few modern tweaks.
I love the simplicity of this (modified) victory roll hairstyle, and paired with a bold ombre red lip, it reminds of the glamorous stars of old Hollywood.
A hi-low tucked sweater and chunky, layered jewelry firmly anchors this look in 2013, while still giving a sense of retro glam.
Skirt, necklaces and sweater (Forever 21), heels (The Bay), clutch (Chanel), bangles (Forever 21, Coach and Alexis Bittar), sunglasses (Prada, old)

Scuba skirt: Blue and neon neoprene skirt

Neoprene pencil skirt with a white Forever 21 sweater and Prada sunglasses

Neoprene pencil skirt with a white Forever 21 sweater and Prada sunglasses

Neoprene pencil skirt with a white Forever 21 sweater and Prada sunglasses

Neoprene pencil skirt with a white Forever 21 sweater and Prada sunglasses

Neoprene is a fun fabric to wear. Best attempted in the form of a peplum, a-line dress or pencil skirt, as seen here, it's a middle-weight fabric that's easy to care for -- and extremely on-trend. 

skirt and sweater (Forever 21), collar (The Bay), wallet (Chanel), sunglasses (Prada, old), heels (Aldo)

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