The Statement Necklace

I didn’t post an outfit of the day today because most of it was reruns – Black ponte pants from coldwater creek, a Black tank from Talbots, and this red cardigan that I got at Marshalls.

What I did to make it all come together, however, was to go for a statement necklace: Something big, bold, and with tons of personality.  The specific one I wore was mixed metals, spikes, and appealed to my latent heavy metal / goth tendencies.    Similar to this one, but with mixed metals (gold, copper, silver, gunmetal grey).

However that’s me.  The statement necklace can be anything as long as it’s big and in your face.  It needs to be set against a relatively simple backdrop (in my case black framed with a red cardi) and allowed to be the focal point of your outfit.  Here are a few others from Etsy that caught my eye:

I am particularly fond of the middle one; with a pair of olive cargo pants, black tee and boots this would be just the right level of girly to contrast with an almost military look.  Or with a cream top and skirt in one of the colors of the flowers for something a bit more feminine.

Regardless, the idea is that the necklace should be the standout, with the remainder of the outfit serving as a backdrop for one big, in your face piece.  I love this idea and will be playing with it all fall.  (Time to go shopping! 🙂


Author: Rebecca

I am a 40-something professional at a university, who likes to look good, be comfortable AND have time for other things as well. I have an MBA and a PhD in Education Policy, work primarily doing statistical and data analysis on all areas of interest to running a university, and am currently focusing on issues around finance. I am married, with no kids, but two dogs and two cats who cost nearly as much. When I am not working, I enjoy Bikram Yoga, riding my bike (to and from work when the temperature is under 100 degrees), doing cross stitch (the more sarcastic or snarky, the better) and watching way too much TV.