One of the easiest ways to dress up a plain tee is with a statement necklace — the bolder, bigger and brighter the better. When I saw this colorful floral version, I just had to buy it. Although it may look a little tacky to some (my Mom said it looked like something a Grandmother would wear), I think it’s a pretty accessory that brings a little color and cheer to any outfit. The best part about this necklace is that it features so many different colors, so it matches well with almost any outfit.
Floral Statement Necklaces: Spend vs. Save
I often see a blogger post a gorgeous necklace, only to click through and see it’s $300. Yikes! If you have the budget, go for it, but if you don’t, know that there are often more affordable options out there. Below is an example of a more affordable floral statement necklace that’s a similar/dupe to a more expensive version.
How to Wear a Floral Statement Necklace
Here are some tips on how to pull off the statement necklace trend.
- Wear minimal other jewelry. I’m a firm believer in wearing ONE statement jewelry piece per outfit. Whether it’s a pair of earrings, a ring, or a necklace — choose one and stick to it. In this case, let the necklace shine on it’s own.
- Pair it with the right neckline. For a statement necklace, you want to pair it with either a very high neckline (like a turtleneck or mockneck) or a low neck like (like a low V-neck or sweetheart neckline). This way, the necklace doesn’t get lost with the neckline.
- Stick to solid colors or simple patterns. A floral statement necklace won’t stand out against a busy floral print (or animal print, polka dots, etc.) If you have to wear a pattern, opt for something simpler like large stripes. Otherwise, these necklaces pair well with solid color blouses, tees, and dresses.
- Use it to dress up any outfit. If you have a simple dress but need to make it a bit more fancy for a nicer event, add a floral statement necklace! If you need to go from errands to a party, add it to your plain tee and jeans to do just that.