Saturday, December 10, 2011

Making Statements

I love how statement jewelry can completely transform a seemingly plain outfit.  For my entry into the T+J Designs Style Challenge, I have styled my outfit around one of my favorite new jewelry pieces, the Statement of Art necklace from Modcloth.  Bib necklaces are really in right now but I find them difficult to incorporate into my wardrobe.  Bib necklaces make a huge statement by themselves, so my advice is to keep your clothes simple.  I'm pairing my statement necklace with a simple silky cream color dress.  I used a skinny white belt to cover the elastic waist of the dress and give it some shape.  On top of my statement necklace I added some other statement pieces that I think go well with the necklace but are not overpowering.  I went with a gold theme - some gold earrings, gold bangles, and gold bracelets.  I topped off my look with some coral pumps that match the necklace to make coral a strong foreground color in my outfit, which makes the necklace pop even more.  The overall effect is a romantic-y, classy look.





| dress, H & M, spring '09 collection | London Office Tote bag, Nvie Designs | Kayla pumps by Marco Santi, Sole Society | gold bangles, gifted | rhinestone bracelet, Sosie (sold out, similar here) | Grecian Hera bracelet, Pree Brulée | earrings, Target | Statement of Art necklace, Modcloth |

What are some of your favorite statement jewelry pieces, and how do you style them?

♥ C.

p.s. this is my Dressember day 9 outfit, days 7,8 and 10 will be up soonish :-D

 

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