Statement necklaces

Tina Medina

Fri March 28, 2014 11:15am

There are many ways to make an outfit pop. Statement necklaces have been making, well, a statement on red carpets, runways and even in the office this season and the décolletage has never been more pleased. A statement necklace can come in many different styles. There are chunky, fringe, themed and multi-chain styles which are very popular. 
So what is a statement necklace and how and when should you consider one?  Consider this signature piece the star of your outfit. It can be worn with a casual every-day outfit or in an elegant evening ensemble. Statement necklaces were one of the most popular trends at the 2014 Academy Awards with the signature style being worn by stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron who wore a $15 million Harry Winston piece with more than 150 diamonds. 
My personal favorites in this trend are the bold color pieces including chunky bright beads paired with rhinestones and fringe necklaces in colors such as fuschia and orange. These pieces are the best way to dress up a simple jeans and white shirt ensemble. As the weather warms up you can pair a great statement necklace with a strapless maxi dress or a one-piece short jumpsuit. If you are headed to a wedding or special occasion this spring a statement necklace is the perfect way to complete a dressy look. 
Something to consider when putting together the right statement necklace with your outfit is the neckline. You want to be sure that the necklace can be seen in all its statement glory and not be cut off by collars or outdone by other features of your outfit. 
On your next shopping trip check out some of the great statement necklace collections at stores like Francesca’s Collections, H&M and Aldo. Banana Republic also has some stunning pieces in their spring jewelry collection. 
Show your neck some love and make a statement this spring. See you at the mall!
Tina Medina is marketing manager at Otay Ranch Town Center.