March 21, 2014 - Casual Chic Outfit Basics, Easy Outfits, Style

Casual Chic Outfit Basics | The Statement Necklace

This week’s casual chic outfit basic is a no-brainer and something you probably already have – a statement necklace.

If I’m being honest, this is a trend that took me awhile to get on the bandwagon with.  Scarves, yes.  Statement necklaces, hmm…

I always felt over embellished when I wore one, somewhat like a tacky Christmas tree.  But then I discovered that simplicity is key.  Keep the rest of your look super simple and let the necklace do what it does best – make a statement.

Here are some really simple looks I love, made special by the addition of a stunning statement necklace.

Simple Statement Necklace Outfits [1/2/3]

And I absolutely ADORE this outfit combo for spring and summer!


Even though it took me awhile to warm up to the trend, I have worn it a few times.

Statement Necklace Outfits

My favorite statement necklace of all time is my Kendra Scott ‘Rayne’.  It goes with every single thing in my closet.

Kendra Scott Rayne Outfits [Kendra Scott ‘Rayne’ in Mother of Pearl]

Of course, I wore it when I met Kendra, who is sweetest, most down to earth person ever!

photo 5-1_edit I would love to have it in a few more colors for summer, like this pretty teal.

[Kendra Scott ‘Rayne’ in Teal]

Here’s a short, affordable option with some fun colors.


[Teal, Cobalt and Yellow Necklace]

It also comes in coral and pink.

[Coral and Pink Necklace]

This one would dress up a basic t-shirt or tank top for summer.

[Cluster Necklace]

And white would go with just about anything.

[White Cluster Necklace]

[Gold and White Gem Necklace]

If you want to really stand out, this has you covered.

[Medallion Marvel Necklace]

This one comes in FIVE different color combos and it’s ON SALE for 33% off!

[Cara Stone Bib Necklace]

[Leith ‘Boho’ Beaded Necklace]

This wins the award for all-around perfect.

[Cara Couture Statement Necklace]

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite way to wear statement necklaces?  Tell me in the comments!

Check out all of the Casual Chic Outfit Basics in this series HERE.

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  • I’m addicted to statement necklaces! I get most of mine from baublebar!


  • I love statement necklaces and have so many, they dress up a look so well.

  • I was like you, I thought they were just a little too much for me at first but now I have sooo many. lol! I just pair it with a simpler out so its not tacky

  • I love statement necklaces and own a lot of them. The shorter ones can be difficult to work into your wardrobe if the neckline of your shirt isn’t ‘just right’. I love your long pendant necklace. Those are much easier to wear.

  • I love them too especially since I tend to be a t-shirt girl. Honestly, I don’t spend much on them. They have so many pretty ones at Versona that are inexpensive and it’s a trendy item so cheap is good for me. 🙂

  • I was on the fence at first too – I thought they looked like dress up, costume jewelry. I never did buy a bubble necklace and am glad now I didn’t, considering how short-lived that trend was. I really like the selection at Bauble Bar.

    Also, I ended up taking the Loft white jeans back and exchanging them for a size smaller. They stretch out! They started out the perfect size, but then an hour later they were baggy. You were right – one size down was the way to go. 😀

  • I absolutely adore that last necklace! The colors and sparkle are just amazing! Jewelry does such a great job of dressing up an outfit and your beautiful long necklace goes with everything!

  • Statement necklaces have been one of my favorite trends as of late. I was a little hesitant to wear them at first, too, but now I’m hooked. Every time I wear one I get compliments, which is super nice. 🙂

    xo Always, Abby

  • I’m glad I’m not the only one who has felt that way about this trend! I’m still haven’t warmed up to it myself, but it looks fabulous on you! Have a great weekend!

  • I love statement necklaces, but have yet to wear the shorter, bib style. I’m just not sure I’d wear one enough to invest in a nice piece. I did see a few at Target the other day I liked. I may have to get one and just try it with different outfits. I love my long statement necklaces though. They are my favorite pieces.

  • Meg

    Gotta love a great statement necklace! I’m loving the look of large curb chain necklaces. I tend to wear them with crew style shirts or looser blouses.

  • I just saw this t-shirt statement necklace, have yet to try it out, need to soon. Love that outfit you put together, it’s perfect for spring/summer!

  • I too had trouble getting used to that, but now I’m a fan! You look great in them!

  • kendra scott has the prettiest stuff- and a cool name too! 😉

  • Amy

    I think a simple outfit with a statement necklace is the best. It really makes the jewelry stand out. I love all of your looks with that long necklace. So pretty!


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  • hl

    I am with you on the statement necklaces. I felt way too overly embellished wearing them. I have a couple and still don’t feel comfortable wearing them. Some of them I think they look like hard candies on a string. But I like them on other people, just not on me.

  • glad you have jumped on the bandwagon
    i couldn’t live without my statement necklaces

  • I’m still holding back on the statement necklaces, although I love the “Rayne” necklace! I could definitely go with that! I’m still not brave enough for bubble necklaces.

  • I love statement necklaces Alison and my post on Monday is how to pair them with a white tee. I think simplicity is the key too. That Rayne necklace is gorgeous!! You are simply stunning. There is nothing you can’t look great in(: Happy weekend! Susan

  • You’re exactly right about how to wear one. I, too, initially thought they were too much, but learned the same lesson you’re teaching.

  • I love the statement necklace, but my favorite rendition are a bunch that made myself, stacked together… I have been doing this well before this trend, but not often on the blog.. I do think this trends suits everyone, and can be easily personalized.
    Have wonderful day!
    XX, Elle

  • I’m so glad to see this post, because I am terrible at statement necklaces! I always wish I had more (I have maybe one or two), but most of my jewelry ends up being so basic.

  • I love them all! I don’t wear mine that often as like you say sometimes its just a bit too much especially when just doing the school run but with a simple Tee, jeans & some heels they look can look amazing! Ax

  • Amy Ann

    I agree, I love a good statement necklace!
    Xo, Amy Ann

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  • What a great round-up of necklaces! I admit that I own a couple of them, but feel too timid to wear them!! This post was a good reminder that it’s time to rock those things 😉

  • I still love bib necklaces. I don’t wear them as much as I used to but that’s just because I need some new ones 🙂

  • I have so many statement necklaces. I love your round up. It has inspired me to wear mine more.