Not quite a choker and not quite a bib iteration, the collar necklace offers up a bold shape and an eye-catching statement. And with jewelry designers, like neon pioneer Tom Binns and edgier Eddie Borgo, totally on the collared bandwagon, we don't have to look very far for a cool mix of Summer-perfect necklaces. Now, why choose a collar version over an extra-long boho rendition? If you're looking to highlight your décolletage, draw attention to that hard-earned vacation tan, or just want to accessorize a lower neckline, this is a stylish one-step solution to punching up your look. We've culled 15 of the slickest Summer collar necklaces — at every price point — so click through now and shop your favorites.
Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were each spotted wearing unusual necklaces during a night out in LA: Kim donned a Low Luv cross necklace with a cream sweater and wide-leg pants, while Kourtney sported a Western-style bolo-tie necklace over a white blouse and black leggings. Whether you're styling a casual look for a day of errands or amping it up for an evening affair, the right necklace can really transform an outfit. To channel your inner Kardashian, step inside to shop our picks of fashion-forward cross and bolo-tie necklaces.
Sometimes all you need is one showstopping strand of bling to make a serious siren statement — and last night's Oscar A-list set offered up multiple ways to execute it with minimal fanfare. Three words: single-strand necklaces. Michelle Williams chose a sweet diamond necklace to accent her coral Louis Vuitton gown on the red carpet, while Olivia Wilde opted for a bold collar to offset her slinky Gucci number at the Vanity Fair party. Zoe Saldana gave the illusion of a floating diamond collar with her strategically embellished Marios Schwab frock, Penelope Cruz added a stunning strand to highlight the princess quality of her Armani confection, and Natalie Portman chose a gorgeous diamond V-shaped choker to accompany her vintage Christian Dior look. It's a simple accessory trick with infinite glitz potential. To achieve a similar decked-out décolletage, shop our Oscar-worthy single-strand picks at all price points below.
A statement necklace can seriously amp up an outfit, as these stylish celebs prove. We love the ability to transform an outfit just by adding a great bib necklace, or a sparkling pendant necklace. Especially as Fall and Winter weather has us adding layers, jewels are the easiest way to add a pop of excitement, sophistication, or something on trend to add a little fashion to a cozy functional look. Check out our celeb accessory report, where necklaces, from Mandy Moore's playful Lela Rose piece to Monica Bellucci's decadent Cartier jewels, are the real star. Click on for the inspiration — then shop the looks.
This breed of Fall jewelry makes true of the sentiment: the bigger, the better. Statement necklaces are all about bold color combinations, mixed metals, and major beads and embellishment. What we love about them is their ability to instantly transform, glamorize, and dress up our look; and, they look just as amazing with a white t-shirt as they do with our most elegant evening wear. The bonus? These editor's picks do all of that for less than $100. Click through to shop our 15 favorite statement necklaces to style up your standout looks.
We've been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new Lulu Frost for J.Crew collection, and now, the time has come! J.Crew just released its complete collection online and in stores just in time for Fall shopping. For her second collab with J.Crew, Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer created an art deco-inspired collection of bangles, earrings, and necklaces featuring Czech crystals and a bevy of bright colors, ranging from $45 for a thin bangle to $135 for a crystal pendant necklace. Peep our top three picks below:
- We'd like this crystal-embellished thin deco bracelet in every color, please.
- These resin and crystal appliqué earrings would add a striking touch to any outfit.
- This crystal horseshoe necklace is a stunner. We'd wear it with a plain white t-shirt for maximum contrast.
Now check out the rest of the collection now.
Our outfits would be nothing without the extra spark of an amazing piece of jewelry, so with Fall around the bend, we're looking out for the latest shapes and coolest colors. Since we've already covered our love for statement cuffs, slick earrings, and standout rings, we're shifting our enthusiasm toward the new breed of necklaces. Fall's new batch hones in on geometric shapes, natural elements — like stones and beads — gilded metals, and high collar silhouettes. A definite departure from last season's super-layered looks, and we like it. Check out our top 15 picks, ranging from a neon-accented leather column necklace from 3.1 Phillip Lim to a '70s-inspired wonder from Missoni, and start shopping.
If you’re looking to add a little panache to your Summer staples, a statement necklace is a quick and dramatic fix. We've seen it elevate the outfits of chicsters like Olivia Palermo and Margherita Missoni, and we loved the necklace effect on the runways for Chanel cruise and Lanvin Fall. Not only will it instantly wake up your work wardrobe, breathe new life into a LBD, and look posh at the pool, it will serve you well into the colder months. Click to shop our favorites.
>> This Summer's gorgeous bevy of rope necklaces and bracelets combine organic elements like shells, stones and beads with futuristic pops of neon, shiny hardware and innovative textures. Layer them on friendship-bracelet style for a bit of surfer-bohemian chic or wear them on their own with sleek basics for a more polished, artsy vibe.