We get it. Statement necklaces can be a bit daunting. However, we are asking that you put your worries aside and channel your inner Iris Apfel...we know she’s in there. Iris is a true fashion icon for a reason: she has cultivated her own sense of style through her embodiment of eclectic colors and her even bolder confidence when accessorizing . Not everyone can pile on the baubles and accessories like she can (nonetheless at 97!!), but we can show you a few tricks when it comes to rocking a statement necklace. Here are a few subtle ways to dip your toe into the world of big, beautiful semi-precious stone necklaces. We promise your confidence will surge with the compliments you receive and then maybe, just maybe, you'll step it up and like Iris layer on two...or more!
Iris Apfel from CNN
Pair your favorite jeans and a simple tee or sweater with a bold necklace to instantly upgrade your outfit. Slip on some heeled booties or pumps, and this outfit will take you anywhere you want to be seen.
Accessorize your once-boring button down with a statement necklace. Either fully button your blouse and lay the necklace on top, or leave the top few buttons unbuttoned with the necklace popping through. You will never look at office-wear the same way.
Desk to dinner
Pair your favorite trousers and a plain mock-neck top with a statement necklace when you’re off the clock for an instant outfit upgrade. This look is great with a blazer too, and feel free to bring a change of shoes if you need something else to spunk up your look on your way out the door.
Add an unexpected element to your favorite dress with a statement necklace: whether it is highlighting a color from a printed dress or picking a complementary/contrasting color with a more monochrome look, you can add your own flare with the right choice of jewels.