How to Dress Up a Plain Outfit with a Statement Necklace

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Have a rather plain outfit lying around in your closet? Bring it back to life by pairing it with a standout statement necklace. Here are some of the fab ways to rock this jewelry trend.

Long Drop/Tiered

Statement necklaces with a long drop and tiered design come in a variety of different designs. These necklaces offer a nice vertical line to your outfit and draw attention to your eyes and face. You can use them to dress up casual jeans and a simple top. They look particularly good with collared and buttoned tops.

Statement Necklace Elina L copyFashion blogger Elina L. dressed up in a casual ensemble with a statement necklace by New Look Jewelry

Vanessa Mooney Ways of Old Necklace3Vanessa Mooney Ways of Old Necklace, $240

Avant Garde Paris Echo Necklace3Avant Garde Paris Echo Necklace, $160

Bright Colors

The most popular kind of statement necklace are the ones that feature brightly colored stones. This design is perfect when paired with a little black dress or with any other plain-colored dress that you have. Make sure that you choose a contrasting color necklace so it would be easily noticeable when set on your dress.

Statement Necklace Justyna G copyFashion blogger Justyna G. wearing a neon pink crochet necklace with a simple strapless black dress

Kate Spade New York Shaken & Stirred Statement Necklace3Kate Spade New York Shaken & Stirred Statement Necklace, $148

Kenneth Jay Lane Hexagon Malachite Necklace3Kenneth Jay Lane Hexagon Malachite Necklace, $160

Nocturne Azure Necklace3Nocturne Azure Necklace, $160

Collared Necklace

Another popular item is the collared necklace, which adds feminine flair to any outfit or top. Pair it with an old sundress to give yourself some instant style boost!

Statement Necklace Kazia J copyFashion blogger Kazia J. wearing a collar necklace with a romantic sundress

Alexis Bittar Lace Collar Pyrite Necklace3Alexis Bittar Lace Collar Pyrite Necklace, $295

Adia Kibur Chain Link Collar Necklace3Adia Kibur Chain Link Collar Necklace, $49 (before: $70)

Here are a few more pairing tips from style vlogger Wendy Nguyen:

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