Statement necklaces are a huge rage at the moment, and with endless styles and colour combinations, they can dress up any outfit for any occasion. Out of the endless choice out there, I have a select few in my collection, my favourite’s being these two gold toned necklaces. Despite these being chucky pieces, the main thing that draws me to them are the intricate designs within them, particularly on the one featured on the left (H&M). I love having the thin chains dropping down, allowing them to freely mould to your neckline and give a sense of the necklace merging into the rest of the outfit. While browsing the sales in Zara, I came across a similar design, really emphasising on the flow of the necklace. In comparison to the H&M necklace, the feature is the chains, and they have emphasised that by incorporating tiny beads at intervals to break down the length. What really caught my eye were the two subtle tassels they had used to framed the piece.
The necklace featured on the left, is not based on detail, in fact its the complete opposite. And for that reason too, I love this necklace. I’ve seen the silver version available, however the gold seems to work better for me (and I’m glad my friends thought so too as it was a birthday gift!). It’s quite a simple design, nonetheless detailed with quite narrow solid framed bars. When worn, it does look very bold, and very easily dresses up any outfit; dark colours for an evening outfit, or slipped under the collar of a shirt for a smart daytime look.
I chose my occasionally visit Royal Albert Hall to watch Cirque du Soleil, to combine a statement necklace with a pair of gold studs, and a statement ring(s); keeping it minimal everywhere else so that the necklace can do what it does best- make a statement!