In August, I wrote about my top 10 wardrobe staples every woman needs in her closet. And every month I am highlighting one of those staples, and telling you WHY you need it. This month’s staple is a statement necklace.
I love a good statement necklace. I know some people prefer more delicate jewelry, which I also love, but a statement necklace can really turn up the volume on a simple outfit. It is amazing how accessories can really transform an outfit, and I believe a statement necklace is a great way to do it. You could say the same thing about statement earrings, but to me the necklace draws more attention and makes a bigger impact.
Take, for example, a jeans and tee combo – super simple, basic, nothing to write home about. But add a real WOW necklace and you’ve got a killer look on your hands.
Or, pair a black tee and a black skirt. Maybe add a belt. Big deal, right? But throw on a statement necklace and your outfit went from boring to amazing really quickly.
And the really great news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on a statement necklace. You can spend less that $40 and get a great one at Target. I recommend getting one that you really love that will work in a variety of ways, especially if you are paying a little more for it. Maybe opt for something without a lot of color going on to keep it more neutral.
Here are a bunch of fantastic statement necklaces that are sure to make an impact:
Being a southern girl, I think pearls are always a good idea, and this necklace really takes pearls to another level. It is only $20, and I love that it ties in the back with a grosgrain ribbon.
Another great budget option is this beaded necklace. The gray is a great neutral, but it also comes in pink and mint if you are wanting something with some color. It is also only $20.
If you are looking to spend more, two favorites are Kate Spade (because let’s face it, anything Kate Spade is pretty much amazing) and Loren Hope. Loren Hope makes some really fantastic jewelry, but it is more expensive (but this gorgeous one is one sale!)