Monday, November 28, 2011

style sheet: necklace necessities

i was out shopping with one of my friends yesterday, and was helping her choose what kind of necklace to buy. i told her a few tips that i like to remember when buying necklaces, and she suggested that i make it a blog here it is! hope it helps some of you out :)

it's nice to have at least one of each of these types of necklaces! this will give you some great styling options.

#1 -- the long, rounded necklace

layered chain necklace from forever 21 -- seen in my post here

long lavender bead illusion necklace from loft

any similar necklace will do. these look great with almost any type of neckline, whether it's a v-neck, crewneck, scoopneck.. it's a little trickier with a collared shirt because of the collar sticking up a bit, but not impossible.

#2 -- the bib/statement necklace

resin colorblock necklace from j.crew

galina necklace from banana republic

statement necklaces are a really great way to give your plain outfit some interest! these kinds of necklaces go really well with collared shirts -- you can even try the trend where the necklace is worn over your buttoned up collared shirt if you like. they can also go well with v-necks, depending on the size/type of statement necklace.

#3 -- the long pendant necklace

marta pendant from lauren elan

agate pendant from american eagle

the pendant necklace is a wonderful way to express your personal style, since you have so many options in what type of charm/pendant hangs from the necklace, be it quirky, cute, or elegant. the long pendant goes especially well with v-necks, boatnecks, and scoopnecks. be careful when pairing it with a collared shirt, because the way collared shirts are shaped, and how it intersects with the chain might make the chain look unnatural and oddly shaped. i don't know if that makes sense, but try it and see if it does that for you or not. :)


those are the three main groups of necklaces that i've observed when i go shopping.. if i missed any, please let me know in the comments! and i'd love to know if these tips helped you also! :)

(all images from their respective websites, linked below each photo.)


  1. Love the simple turquoise drop necklace! Great little punch of color.

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  3. Love tha agate pendant. So pretty!

  4. Great post, I love those necklaces, especially the Banana Republic one !.

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  5. Fabulous post. I think I own one of each of those categories but could do with a couple more statement necklaces. Love the advice. I am following you x

  6. I love the statement necklaces, my favourite necklace is a really over the top colourful one, but it is so hard to style without looking like fancy dress!

  7. I totally agree! While there are a few others, I think these are most relevant in fashion right now. As in, you can probably leave the choker out of this list (at least until it comes back into style!)

  8. the long round gold one is my go to with everything! love this post!
    xo haley

  9. So true! I love the long turquoise classic & versatile!

  10. I love bib necklaces. I only have one that I bought years ago, but I have been wanting to get many more recently!

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