Statement Necklaces

how to wear a statement necklace

I love necklaces…

The bigger the better. Well, most of the time, anyway. I do have a few delicate pieces, too, and I do wear them. What I wear depends on the mood I’m in. And most often I want something that is not afraid of being seen… Hm, I wonder if that says something about my personality?

floral necklace

But even my statement necklaces must abide by certain rules. 

First, they must be solid enough to last. I’ve had enough of necklaces that break after you’ve worn them a few times. There are a couple of those featured in this post, too…

statement necklace
Fenwick (original post)

And I can’t stand multiple strands or dangly bits. They look nice, but just drive me crazy. Anything that needs constant adjusting drives me crazy…

Kenneth Jay Lane necklace
Kenneth Jay Lane (original post)

And yet, I’ve always wanted multi-strand pearls… You know, Coco Chanel style… But it would probably not work.

statement necklace
Fenwick (original post)

How to wear a statement necklace?

Well, to make the most of a statement necklace, you need to wear something simple. Something that doesn’t mind fading into the background and letting the necklace take the centre stage. A statement necklace is a bit of a diva, after all.

statement necklace
Zara (original post)

Or, you can match the necklace to your outfit and let it blend in as part of the outfit. But not just any outfit: if it has to sing in the chorus, the statement necklace wants a bit of glitz and glamour around it. Prints, silk, brocade… A statement necklace likes to hang out with equally glam friends.

And then there are necklaces that are a bit badass, cool… they need to be matched with something really cool to make them happy.

pearl necklace
Snö of Sweden (original post)

How do you wear your statement necklaces?

Tiina

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14 Comments

  1. josep-maria badia
    May 31, 2015 / 8:20 am

    Beautiful necklaces.

    • Tiina L
      June 2, 2015 / 9:21 am

      Thank you!

  2. Suzanne Carillo
    May 31, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    I love your rhinestone necklaces here.Since I often make my own statement necklaces I've learned how to style them. I really love your last look here.bisoussuzanne

    • Tiina L
      June 2, 2015 / 9:22 am

      Affordable bling… can't have too many statement necklaces, huh?

  3. Natalia Lialina
    May 31, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Your collection is just gorgeous! I'm in love with the mixed metal necklace, I remember seeing it on you before – such an unusual piece. I agree with you – either simple, or equally statement, then it can create an interesting look, give the outfit an additional depth, sort of like a 3-dimensional art installation.Are you familiar with the blog A Girl and Boston? She is a huge fan of Chanel, and recently did a video of her Chanel necklaces collection – you might enjoy it. I do enjoy her videos.I wanted to do a post (or a few) on my necklaces collection, but haven't yet. You inspire me to come back to this idea. 🙂 xxx

    • Tiina L
      June 2, 2015 / 9:33 am

      Thanks, Natalia. Thanks for the tip on the blog, too, I watched her video, she has quite a collection… sort of reminds me of my extensive collection of sunglasses (a few by Chanel there, too…), but I won't be making a video anytime soon…

  4. Martina, Elegant 40
    June 2, 2015 / 6:47 am

    I really like your statement necklaces!Via Turning heads link-up!Greetings from Martina, my blog Elegant 40!

    • Tiina L
      June 2, 2015 / 9:33 am

      Thanks, Martina!

  5. Jill James
    June 2, 2015 / 10:31 am

    I always admire your statement necklaces, you really do them so well. I couldn't pick a favourite as each one is so different. I will see how your collection will no doubt grow.

    • Tiina L
      June 3, 2015 / 7:55 am

      Thanks, Jill. No doubt my collection will grow (and this was just a small part of it…), I'm already having trouble storing it. At this rate, in ten years I can open a museum dedicated to statement necklaces!

  6. Garaytreasures
    June 2, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    I love statement necklaces and need more. I love that fenwick one. Lovely looks here as well. Rachel xoBloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up is LIVEGaray Treasures

    • Tiina L
      June 3, 2015 / 7:56 am

      Thanks, Rachel. I think you can never have too many statement necklaces…

  7. Tine Jensen
    June 3, 2015 / 10:12 am

    Statement necklaces really are my weakness! Just look at my last post 😀 Although a collection can grow over time, it still takes up far less space than a shoe collection – or a collection of handbags (I've seen both a my friends houses). I do have a good collection now. To get more joy out of my favourite pieces I've started exhibiting them in my bedroom, on those professional necklace stands you see in jewellery shops. It also gives a feel of extra luxury picking a necklace from a stand when I'm getting dressed. But just my favourite pieces, that go with the interior 😀

    • Tiina L
      June 3, 2015 / 10:20 am

      Oh my dear friend, you just gave me the perfect justification for a necklace collection: it takes up less space than shoes or bags!! Brilliant! No more feeling guilty for collecting too many necklaces. I have a few of those stands, too…

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