Lauren Conrad Tips For Wearing Statement Necklaces

How to Wear: Statement Necklaces

We are thrilled to share this story from Lauren Conrad! The TV personality, writer, designer, and style maven has started LaurenConrad.com, a social networking site that features daily posts by Lauren on all of our favorite topics — fashion, beauty, food, party planning — and Lauren will be sharing her latest fashion finds with Fab every month. This week, she's sharing her favorite statement necklace styling tips.

I recently pinned something that says, "Simple is the new black" and I couldn’t agree more. I love to keep my look basic with a few unexpected accents. Whether it be the hint of a new silhouette such as a peplum or cutout, or an interesting color palette such as head-to-toe neutrals or brights — I like to think that the beauty is in the details. If you ask me, the best way to revamp an outfit is by adding a little flair. And when I say "flair" I mean accessories — the most important detail when it comes to putting together a cute outfit. I love piling on costume jewelry and glittery flea market finds. It's my favorite way to spruce up an otherwise simple outfit. I am particularly loving statement necklaces this year. From sparkly bibs to geometric collars, a decorative necklace is just what the fashionista pre-ordered when searching for the perfect, no-brainer outfit.

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When donning a bold necklace, it is important to keep the rest of your look simple and sleek. Let the necklace make the statement, and if you feel it's appropriate, complement it with a bold lip. Here are some ideas as to how you can style a bold necklace with items you probably already have in your closet:

Read on for the rest of Lauren's styling tips and necklace picks

Quick Tips

  • Keep It Collared. Update your oxford by buttoning your blouse all the way up. Then layer your look-at-me necklace under the collar so it is just peeking out from underneath the collar.
  • Make Your Own Necklace. If you have a bunch of old brooches lying around, pin them together onto a short chain to create your own statement necklace.
  • Minimize Distractions. Let your necklace shine by avoiding earrings all together (unless they are very subtle posts). Also, gaudy rings and excessive arm flair should be kept to a minimum. When I wear a bold necklace, I avoid extra jewelry all together. If anything, I will wear a few simple, thin band rings.

Are you going to give this look a try? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

XO Lauren

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