Significant other or not, I have no qualms about buying myself nice jewelry. A Swarovski ring and a Givenchy necklace never hurt, right? But while I adore my everyday cupcake necklace, there’s nothing like a statement necklace to really make an outfit. From big pendants to chunky beads, these standout accessories show off your personality and can turn womp into wow.
The key to statement success is to stick with a simple color palette — wearing a rainbow of jewels across your neck is flashy in all the wrong ways (it’s just too messy!). A classic black and gold color scheme is one you can never go wrong with, but if you’re looking for something more unique, Alexis Bittar’s ‘Otto’ Molten Stick Necklace in Royal Blue is a perfectly viable option. The frosted turquoise looks stunning next to the dark silver (really, when do I ever recommend silver over gold?!) and the varying shapes, sizes and textures on the piece make it a step above your typical bib-style necklace. Wear it with a sheer cream button-up tucked into skinny jeans for a casual, chic and ready-for-anything look. If you’re going all out, the necklace would make a fine addition to your LBD.
Alexis Bittar ‘Otto’ Molten Stick Necklace,
$395 $263.90, Nordstrom.