Styling Ideas: How to Wear Different Kinds of Necklaces

Necklaces are a fun way to finish a look. No matter what style you select, it can be a great addition to your jewellery collection. Women have always enjoyed wearing a necklace to complete their outfits.

Necklaces can be worn with just about anything you can imagine. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and are perfectly matched with any outfit that you want. However, there are many different factors that go into styling necklace pieces from your old collection, or when you decide to buy new styles and accessories.

Nonetheless, you might be working hard to keep up with jewellery trends, but it seems there are so many of them cropping up each and every season. Luckily, with a little advice and some practice, you can learn how to wear different kinds of necklaces with anything you want.

Necklaces With a Symbolic Meaning

The thought of wearing a necklace with a symbolic meaning might seem a little strange at first, however, you’ve probably heard that wearing certain colours can change your mood. For example, if you wear red, it will make you more attractive to men and women. If you wear black, it will make you more attractive to men and women as well. So why shouldn’t wearing a necklace with a symbolic meaning do the same thing?

necklace with aquamarine birthstone

Necklaces can have a positive effect on your mood and they’re not associated with negative emotions. Instead, they just represent something. For instance, a necklace with a birthstone is a great gift to show someone you care about them.

Long Pendant Necklaces

Long pendant necklaces can be versatile pieces that you can wear with just about anything. Because the long shape of the necklace allows a lot of freedom in how it looks, it can complement many different outfits. The key to styling a long pendant necklace is to focus on how the rest of your outfit looks. You can wear a long necklace over simple clothing or dress up an outfit with it.

long necklace with blue pendant

However, one styling tip to consider is your neckline length. A good rule of thumb is that if your neckline dips below your collarbone, you can get away with wearing a long pendant necklace. However, if your neckline is shorter, you can get a pendant necklace that is custom-made and perfect for your neckline. Usually, people who make handmade necklaces tend to ask you about such measurements. In addition, you will even feel better when buying handmade necklaces, since you know you will be giving your money to a hard-working small business and that way, support sustainability.

Statement Necklaces

A statement necklace is a necklace that completely makes an outfit. It is the show stopper of your outfit, and it is what people see and notice first. By saying this, I mean that if you walk into a room full of people wearing some simple clothing and then you walk in with jeans and a t-shirt on with a big statement necklace, then people will be more drawn to your necklace than they would be to your clothes. The same thing happens when you style an outfit with a floppy hat or fedora, or when you wear big earrings.

Your necklace does not even have to be extremely big for it to make a statement. Sometimes it can just be a smaller piece of jewellery that has a sparkle to it or something different about it that catches people’s eyes so much. Anything can make an outfit really pop out if you coordinate it correctly.

Layering Necklaces

There’s no denying it: layering necklaces is a jewellery trend that’s here to stay. Layer up your necklaces to create a bold, statement-making look. Here are a few tips on how to pull the look together:

  • Start with one bold necklace as your base, and build from there. The easiest way to layer is to wear one eye-catching necklace that acts as the focal point for the rest of your layering. It can be anything from a chunky chain or a locket to a pendant with colourful stones or an oversized charm.
  • Add delicate necklaces in different lengths. You can also use multiple dainty necklaces as a base, and layer a bolder piece over top. The key is finding necklaces that have different lengths. This will give you the most flattering drape across your chest and will make the layered look appear effortless.
  • Play with different textures and finishes. Mixing metals is not only trendy, but it’s also easy to do when layering necklaces. Try pairing gold with silver or rose gold with copper to put a fresh spin on an otherwise traditional outfit.
layering necklace

To Sum Up

So next time you find yourself wearing a t-shirt and jeans, remember that you can add a little bit of something extra to your look with a necklace. While the perfect necklace might not be on this list if there’s one thing that this list proves it’s that there is a necklace out there for every reader. So don’t be afraid to try out all sorts of different styles, because at some point you’ll discover the perfect way to complete your outfit.

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