S/S 2012 Challenge #4: Hot Under the Collar

“The new chokers are fabulously fierce and ultra versatile too.” net-a-porter

The statement necklace is a must-have item in the closet at all times.

statement necklace

It has the ability to transform an outfit instantly, and does not discriminate its wearer’s size or shape, so there are no excuses for you not to have fun with this trend.

marni necklace

You can wear the statement necklace with long/short dress, shorts/shirt, jeans/blazer, skirt/tank, pants/blouse; you get the drift, lots of options. I wore mine skirt/tank/vest/heels.

The hot necklace of this season is bold, big, dramatic, colorful, or elaborate; the sky is the limit. The best way to wear this piece of notice-me jewelry is to let it do the talking. Statement necklaces are versatile so it will work well whether you want to keep it to a minimum or pair it on prints (that are oh-so-hot right now); it’s up to your creativity and personal style.

3 easy tips to choose that stunning necklace:

1. Quality:

Poor quality shows on a sizeable necklace so it is worthwhile spending on this item; however it does not mean that you don’t get play if you don’t splurge. Regardless of price, pay attention to the workmanship (whichever applies); stitching is neat and tight, beads are sewn in properly, metal does not tarnish, color does not rub off on clothes, does not itch, and I’d usually avoid anything with diamante.

2. Weight:

To have fun wearing this big neck piece, it’s important that the necklace is not putting too much weight pressure on the back of your neck. Which is why I love my marni piece which is made of light-weight and unbreakable lucite resin and satin ribbon)

3. Size:

  • Length: Necklaces that are adjustable are perfect for you to work length based on the size of the necklace against your height and frame.
  • Width: a good rule of thumb I use is to note the width of the necklace against the width of your face; avoid anything that is way too wide for your face
*people with sensitive neck (myself included) may opt for fabric-tie necklaces or wear it on top of clothes – see here (yes – no more excuses)

Have fun with this trend, play around with your outfits; post a photo of you with your favorite necklace on to facebook or email me; I’d love to see it.

– – Outfit – –

Top: Naf Naf, Bottom: Catherine Malandrino, Vest: ASOS, Shoes: Gianfranco Ferre, Accessories: Marni, Marcs, Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana 6063

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About apopofpurple

A self-professed shoe-a-holic who would be in maxi gowns 24/7 if she could! www.apopofpurple.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to S/S 2012 Challenge #4: Hot Under the Collar

  1. stylecrumb says:

    I love the material of your skirt, it’s very interesting as is the rest of your outfit.
    Lovely blog, which I am now a proud follower of.
    If you don’t mind, could you visit mine?
    – Karen.

  2. maddalina says:

    thanks for your comment on my blog! The necklace you are wearing is wonderfull!

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