Statement of interest: Necklace trend report

Sep 04, 2013

There's a reason the statement necklace seems to never go out of style. If you've ever had a drab outfit that only bold jewels could liven up, you've likely turned to one of these pieces. Or, if you have ever attempted to carry a casual daytime outfit into cocktails at night, you also know the value of a statement necklace.

These baubles take a lot of the stress out of accessorizing, because they're so striking on their own that you don't need to consider other pieces. Some of the most stylish stars wore statement necklaces all summer long, demonstrating that this trend isn't going anywhere. In fact, at the recent 2013 CFDA Awards in New York City, Sofia Vergara, Kate Mara and model Jessica Stam all donned stunning, vibrant jewels around their necks. 

As fall approaches, the statement necklace remains a style staple. Don't be afraid to sport some hefty stones, either: This season, these baubles are bigger and more brazen than ever. Intimidated? Just follow this guide to make the trend your own.

If you're on the shy side...
There's no reason that you have to wear a chunky or garish necklace to rock this trend. In fact, by choosing a piece that's more versatile in its design, you'll get a lot more wear out of it. The 3 Piece Set Spray Jewelry Set In Yellow Gold Tone and whatever dress you're wearing instantly becomes more chic. Delicate crystal accents give the piece a faint sparkle, while the sleek gold bars reflect the light in an eye-catching way. You could just as easily sport this piece with a white v-neck tee, midnight wash denim and pointy-toe pumps, or with a little black dress and metallic strappy heels.

If you need some drama...
Sometimes an ensemble just needs an edge. In those cases, reach for the 3 Piece Bezel-Set Crystal And Bead Necklace, Bracelet And Stud Earrings Set In Yellow Gold Tone is perfect. The cluster of shimmering beads and crystals are so compelling that you won't need to wear any other jewelry at all. Try pairing it with a cobalt shift dress, or a vibrant violet silk blouse and dark skinny jeans. A strapless gown will truly draw attention to the piece. Just remember to keep the rest of your baubles understated - the earrings and necklace in the set are the perfect complements, but you could also try a simple pair of gold studs or delicate hoops. 

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