No matter the season, no matter the occasion, no matter the outfit, statement necklaces are a fantastic way to make your ensemble pop! They are my favorite accessory because of their versatility, femininity, and detail. Here are a few tips to pick the right necklace for your outfit:

If you are wearing an edgy outfit with leather, charcoal tones, and/or rhinestones, a statement necklace with metal detail is perfect. It adds a shiny component to the dark outfit and adds to the edgy theme as well.
If you are wearing an edgy outfit with leather, charcoal tones, and/or rhinestones, a statement necklace with metal detail is perfect. It adds a shiny component to the dark outfit and adds to the edgy theme as well.
Planning to wear a unicolor outfit? Pick the biggest, bulkiest, eye-catching necklace you have. Since the rest of the outfit is plain, the necklace is the center of attraction. Go big or go home!
Planning to wear a unicolor outfit? Pick the biggest, bulkiest, eye-catching necklace you have. Since the rest of the outfit is plain, the necklace is the center of attraction. Go big or go home!
Statement necklaces are an easy and simple way to liven up an outfit. As shown above, the hot pink necklace adds a pop of vibrant color to the basic-colored dress.
Statement necklaces are an easy and simple way to liven up an outfit. As shown above, the hot pink necklace adds a pop of vibrant color to the basic-colored dress.
With an outfit that has a busy print, pick a subtler statement necklace. It should be the same color as one of the colors on the outfit in order to avoid a distraction from the other print(s).
With an outfit that has a busy print, pick a subtler statement necklace. It should be the same color as one of the colors on the outfit in order to avoid a distraction from the other print(s).
When I wear a black and white outfit, I love to wear a necklace with multiple layers. It adds instant depth and great detail to the plain look.
When I wear a black and white outfit, I love to wear a necklace with multiple layers. It adds instant depth and great detail to the plain look.
Another tip to achieve a visually-appealing outfit is to wear a statement necklace that is a different shade as the color of the top. For example, the model above is wearing a cyan-colored necklace against her navy blue top. This technique provides for a pleasantly-contrasting ensemble.
Another tip to achieve a visually-appealing outfit is to wear a statement necklace that is a different shade as the color of the top. For example, the model above is wearing a cyan-colored necklace against her navy blue top. This technique provides for a pleasantly-contrasting ensemble.

Now, go dig out those statement necklaces and pair them with your favorite outfits!

Stay fashionable, Hokies!

~Heather Sangalang

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