Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Statement Necklaces

You all know how much I love a scarf, but on the days when I give my (erm..rather extensive) collection a well deserved rest, you'll usually find me wearing a statement necklace.

Here are some pointers for getting the look right;

  • Firstly a word about scale. If you are small boned and petite don’t overwhelm your frame with anything too large. Small frames look best in delicate, fine necklaces whereas larger frames can pull off more ‘chunky’ pieces. Not sure what scale you are? Compare your wrists to that of your friends; tiny wrists indicate you are small scale, larger wrists equal large scale. Mediums (like me) are somewhere in the middle. Remember a taller person may still have a delicate frame.

clockwise from top left /pale blue beads / market / white bubble necklace / Enya via Amazon / blue glass beads / market / bird necklace / market / long silver circles / fcuk/ green bib / Enya via Amazon
  • Create contrast; pair a plain simple t-shirt with a chunky necklace and wear with jeans for a polished casual look.
  • Think outside the square; markets, charity shops, Amazon and are where you'll find unique pieces.
Bib necklace / Zad @ Amazon
  • For work, try beaded collars or lariat style necklaces to add polish to your look without being impractical or OTT.
Orchard & Pearl necklace / Dangling Jewelley @ Esty 
Beaded collar / Asos
  • Keep the rest of your accessories minimal. As a rule, I don’t wear earrings if I'm wearing a necklace; if you do, make sure they complement each other without being ‘matchy matchy’.

Most importantly… Have fun, statement necklaces are a brilliant way to jazz up a simple outfit, throw one on next time you do your grocery shopping!

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  1. I love the bird necklace! And I purchased my very first bubble necklace from Enya, too! All of your necklaces above are great!!

  2. Thank you, the bird necklace is a much worn favourite!

    Loving your colourful outfits (and your bubble necklace collection!)

  3. Ooooh love all your necklace options - especially the birds one. And those are good tips though I say the bigger the better! ;)
    Nikki at

  4. Awesome blog Bel. Really like all the necklaces you have shown My favourite is the blue one in the top right corner. Also luv the work necklace selection and just checking out the websites you've suggested. Thanks Bel

  5. Any chance you can tell me where you got that bird necklace? Love it!

  6. Pearl Rhinestone Choker is a beautiful ornaments of today, This necklace is beautifully designed and polished so that it attract people. It is cheap and gorgeous to look at, now the woman like to wear it too much.