Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Necklines and Necklaces

My friend has a request on a blog entry which I will do my best to to wear necklaces with different necklines.   More importantly than the neckline though is the type of embellishment already on the top itself. For instance, if you have a top that already has a lot of sequin's, ribbons, ruffles, etc. I tend to tone down (or not wear) a necklace at all. Same goes for a halter top, there's enough going on around your neck with a halter-top neckline, therefore, skip the necklace and rock some pretty, sparkly earrings instead!

Example of  tops that don't need necessarily need necklaces:

Sleeves, strapless, v-neck and scoop neck tops all can look great with a statement necklace.
I love these statement pieces from anthropologie...

Layered necklaces are another huge trend right now that can look good with anything from a T-shirt to a strapless dress.  The neat thing about these, is you can create your own layered look by wearing multiple lengths of necklaces that you already own or you can buy a piece like the examples below that are a layered look all in one necklace.

Ooo, and what about the clover necklace that Carrie wears in the new SATC2 movie?!?
Love!  And she wears it with EVERYTHING!

Basically....there are no real set rules as to what necklace to wear with a particular neckline these days. Don't be afraid to experiment with wearing more than one length of necklace with an outfit. The only caution I would have is to have a small  (or no) earring if you are wearing a big piece around your neck and vice versa....big earrings = small necklace.   Have fun with it!
Happy accessory shopping!!!!

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