With a ton of Christmas and holiday parties staring back at me from the calendar, I mentally take stock of my wardrobe to see which outfits are party appropriate.
My focus of late has been Christmas shopping and trying desperately to save for my beloved Chanel bag, so I’m attempting to not hit the stores to buy all the pretty cocktail dresses calling my name softly, making my credit card quiver in my wallet.
So, as I run screaming from the mall, I decide to shop my overstuffed closet.
Now – I won’t lie, I have a bunch of nice dresses and cute outfits to wear, and making your existing clothes look fresh is simply a matter of how you style and accessorize them. Since I have a bunch of office holiday parties coming up, cocktail dresses aren’t really appropriate…especially as I will be in the same company as the small few who wear their pyjamas to work. That’s when my collection of statement necklaces catches my eye.
Statement necklaces are probably the best way to “zhuzh” up an outfit. Bold, gorgeous necklaces add some sparkle and quickly elevate a dress, casual shirt, sweater or t-shirt. Throw a tuxedo blazer over your work outfit and BAM! Ready to mingle with Accounts Payable.
Here are a few examples of statement necklaces I regularly reach for to take my outfits from “hmmmm..meh” to great:
- Vintage cashmere sweater, AMH Style (similar here)
- Maria Starless jeans, J Brand (similar here)
- Leather moto jacket, Danier Leather
- Chunky link bracelet, Joe Fresh (available in store only, similar here)
- Peter Pan pearl collar necklace, AMH Style (similar here)
- Large pearl necklace, Joe Fresh (similar here)
Here are some additional statement necklace options that I love:
How do you add some sass to your outfits? Going all out for the holidays? If so, let me know of your plans in the comments!
*Professional pictures of me courtesy of Tracey Jazmin Photography