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.
- Chain -
A traditional or modified chain necklace looks cool and classic when worn with a bare neck or collared blouse.
- 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.
- 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.
- Geometric -
A geometric necklace lends unexpected interest to an otherwise banal blouse.
- 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.
- 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.
- Colour -
Add a pop of colour to a monochrome outfit with a bold, bright 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 andNORDSTROM.com
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.
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!
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)
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.
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.
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)