Statement necklaces are a bold and brash fashion accessory. They give almost any outfit a bit of pop, and often reduce or eliminate the need for additional jewelery. Originally designed to give evening wear elegance and a unique twist, the choices in styles and colors make this fashion must have very appropriate for day time wear as well. This article will offer several suggestions on how you can take that statement necklace from a day at the office to a night on the town.
Wear with a Men’s Tailored Shirt and Black Dress Pants. A man’s white dress shirt, open at the neck to reveal your gorgeous piece of jewelery, over a tailored pair of black trousers or dress pants is a great look for a day at the office. When the clock strikes five and you head off to meet friends for drinks and dinner, unbutton the shirt an extra notch and roll the sleeves up to the elbow. You have now added a relaxed feeling to your outfit, while still looking polished and put together.
Beaded Necklaces Look Terrific with Dark Jeans and V Neck Sweaters. If you have the luxury of wearing jeans to the workplace, use the statement necklace to give your outfit a little dash of style. A pair of dark denim jeans worn with a well cut V neck sweater goes quite well with a bold necklace made up of colored beads. Choose orange, red or turquoise beaded statement pieces for the most dramatic flair. This outfit can be worn with comfortable flats for work and then a great pair of heels for the evening.
Give Conservative Business Suits a Splash of Feminine Style. If your normal office attire is a business suit of jacket, blouse and pants or a skirt, trade in the gold chain or locket for a splashy statement piece. The necklace will give your work day ensembles a more current look and a great dash of fashion savvy. Choose a piece that looks equally well when your jacket or blazer is worn with the outfit, or when it is removed during the course of the work day.
Look Wonderful over Simple Black Dresses. The beauty of the little black dress is that it easily goes from the office to the local tavern for drinks and dinner. A classic ensemble of black dress, black stockings and simple black heels can be taken to the next level with the addition of a great statement necklace. Choose a piece that is either silver or gold, and keep the rest of the jewelery minimal. The updated look of your black dress will keep you looking very fashion forward at the office and very pulled together for a night out.
Add to a Solid Colored Shell. Shell blouses are a wardrobe staple for many working women as they can be worn under blazers, with business suits and to layer under vests and V neck sweaters. The look of a solid colored shell can be instantly dressed up with the addition of an interesting and unique statement necklace. Choose one in a complementary color of the blouse and keep the outer layer of the relatively simple and basic to prevent an overall look that is too busy or cluttered.