Chunky Necklaces

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|1| Turquoise Necklace |2| Geometric Neon Leather Necklace |3| Indira Necklace  |4| Bamboleo Necklace |5| Lizzie Fortunato Necklace 

Confession: I am an accessories addict. If you know me, you can verify my claim.  Accessories can make or break an outfit, sometimes more than the actual clothes you are wearing. My perspective on accessories is that our bodies are a blank canvas. I welcome the chance to “decorate” myself from head to toe to reflect my personal style: quirky cute.

Chunky necklaces are the easiest way to take any outfit from drab to fab. The trick is knowing what to pair your chunky necklaces with and what accessories (not) to wear with them.

First, let me start by saying I do not shy away from any color in my wardrobe. I know some people like to stick with certain color paletttes, but I welcome everything, just not all at once.

Above are 5 of my current chunky necklace obsessions – all different, but all gorgeously bold.  One of the things that you will notice right away is that the color blue is a common thread among several of them. After all, it’s my favorite color and turquoise is my favorite stone. Necklaces #’s 1 and 4 show turquoise in different variations – oh so fun!

When wearing chunky necklaces, you really need to tone down the rest of your outfit so that the necklace itself is the signature piece that draws the most attention. You can certainly wear a patterned blouse, but patterned pants on top of a patterned blouse topped off with a chunky necklace might be too jarring.  However, fashion has no rules so you can probably make anything work!

When I wear chunky necklaces, I usually wear simple stud earrings or opt out of wearing any at all. I don’t want to overpower these bold necklaces because they demand all the attention. You can have accessories with different shapes. For example, #5 gold necklace reminds of  the current Great Gatsby trend and it resembles more of a choker than a longer loose necklace. Bibs are also great because they lie perfectly on your chest and can carry many different stones on them. Another trend right now is geometric neon shapes as seen in necklace #2. You can dress this necklace up or down if you wear it with a plain white tee or an elegant flowy blouse.

I recommend experimenting with chunky necklaces – you won’t know what will look good on you until you try! Fashion should be about having fun. I say, “Go chunky and bold or go home!” =)

  • Julie

    I used to wear simple necklaces. As I’ve gotten older, I love wearing bolder necklaces. I have a mint and gold necklace from H&M that I love that I got last Summer. I wear it with my black lace top, mint skinny jeans, and gold flats. One of my favorite outfits.

    • That necklace sounds lovely! Great outfit idea with it. You can never go wrong with h & M =)