Closet Strategy: Statement Necklace

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

There's something about statement necklaces that really elevates an outfit. They seriously go with everything - from casual looks to black-tie formal wear, a statement necklace can be there. I recently bought a fabulous necklace from LouLou that I think is perfect for the holiday season. Here are some ways I've been wearing it:



Outfit 1: Understated Glam






I think that chambray has this magical ability to tone down any outfit. Take this sequin skirt, for example. I bought it because I wanted to wear it for New Years Eve but pairing it with a chambray shirt helps makes the skirt more wearable for every day. The necklace adds an elegant touch to a casual outfit, I think. This is a great look for hanging out with friends or a casual date night. 

Top: Forever 21 shirt
Bottoms: Francesca's skirt
Accessories: H&M bow belt, H&M clutch
Shoes: Michael Antonio pumps


Outfit 2: Casual Elegance






For this outfit, I really wanted to incorporate my white blazer for a fresh look. There's something about a crisp white blazer that makes any statement necklace pop. I used a peachy-pink blouse as a backdrop and to add color. This is a great outfit for casual Fridays at work or brunch with coworkers.

Top: Forever 21 shirt, Forever 21 blazer
Bottoms: Express jeans
Accessories: Lilly Pulitzer belt, Forever 21 satchel, Forever 21 bracelet, Vintage pearl studs
Shoes: Glaze by Adi boots


Outfit 3: Simply Dressy








I really like the simplicity of this outfit - a soft shift dress is the perfect backdrop against a pearl statement necklace! I added a yellow bag to contrast the blue stripes and some arm swag. This is the type of outfit I'd wear to work or to a Sunday brunch with the girls.

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer Charlene Dress
Accessories: Dooney and Bourke bag, vintage pearl studs, Francesca's watch, LouLou Bracelets, Forever 21 bangle
Shoes: Zara pumps


Would you wear any of these outfits? Let me know which look was your favorite in the comments down below!

61 comments

  1. I love all of these outfits but I think the first two might be two of my favorite outfits ever of yours! I love everything about them and love the necklace!

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  2. That necklace really is versatile and can give any outfit a special touch!
    Love the first two :)

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  3. I agree - love how a statement necklace can add so much to an outfit! You look great! xx Kat


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  4. Statement necklaces are my jam. They can make the outfit or take it over-the-top (my preferred option). Also, what clever idea to put a bow belt on that blouse. I have lots of peasant-y blouses in that shape and I need to try belting one to make it more feminine.

    Brittney

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  5. Your dresses are so cute i like all dresses and i will buy them tomorrow.
    Eighties Guy

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  6. Ooh, I love this series and all of these looks! I think my favorite is the first one. Definitely getting some good inspiration from this!

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  7. This is a great post! A statement necklace can seriously change up an outfit so much! I feel like there can never be enough, haha. I hope they never go out of style!
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  8. Wow you indeed have a great eye for style! I am loving all three outfits and it is impossible to choose a favorite! I am big statement necklace lover myself and I must say that you did a great job on incorporating your necklace in all outfits! :)

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  9. You look so lovely!

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    Kisses,

    Emily from Pretty Tiny Things

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  10. I love your first outfit, the necklace and skirt are so cool :) x
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  11. particularly love outfit 1 and 2!
    Lizzy | elizabethsophiee x

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  12. Love the first and third! You look stunning!
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  13. Dearest Deborah, I own a similar necklace, only with silver chains, and I love this necklace also very much because it works with so many outfits! The idea to wear the necklace with the denim shirt is great and I like it also in combination with the colourful striped dress. Wish you further many joy with this necklace and a happy rest of the week :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  14. I totally agree Deborah, but in winter I prefer warm scarves or fur collars to necklaces. Here it's freezing cold dear! I love the examples you displayed here, and I got a crush on your taupe boots :-)
    Love,
    Coco
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  15. I simply love how u could incorporate that beautiful necklace with each different type of outfit! That is a best example of versatility & a great purchase :)
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  16. I am a HUGE fan of statement necklaces, but I also really love statement watches. The one you have in the third outfit is super cute.

    xox Jackie
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  17. I am in love with that skirt in the first look. I just love anything that sparkles.

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  18. All of these outfits are great, but my favorite is a toss up between one and two!! That statement necklace is gorgeous. I love them, but I never wear then for whatever stupid reason.. haha!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
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  19. Great outfits dear!

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  20. That necklace is beautiful! I really like that first outfit with the sequin skirt too :)

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  21. You always inspire me dear, I love it the skirt on your first outfit is very pretty. I love it the second outfit completely.
    xx


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  22. stunning outfits! I love the skirt in the first photos :)

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  23. I've been trying to pick a favourite for a while, and they're all amazing. Xo

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  24. That is such a gorgeous necklace!!! Love all these looks :D
    Mostly the first one.. the denim shirt looks perfect with that skirt!
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  25. those first two outfits are my favorite- they look like something straight out of a j crew catalog! and i've been wanting a pearl clustered necklace for AGES- i think it's just such a classy but eye catching piece. awesome round up :)

    xo marlen
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  26. A statement necklace can take a look to the next level. I love this one of you! :)

    -Ashley
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  27. Wow!! I love the three outfits, but my fav is the first one!
    xoxo

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  28. I am seiusly in love with this necklace!!
    You have always a pretty style!

    Ciao doll

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  29. Completely agree... think a big necklace can take an outfit from day to night

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  30. I love how you styled this necklace. I'm definitely super into the statement necklace look, but I'm still on the hunt for the perfect one. I love yours though!

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  31. I'm a huge, huge fan of chambray shirts! All these outfits are gorgeous, but I love number one of course. I always wear my chambray shirts with pants, but I like how you styled it here with a light colored skirt. Very feminine! I need to try this Deborah. Your styling magic is beautiful! :)

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  32. Your outfit are so damn pretty (: I love your necklace so damn elegant! x

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  33. All these outfits are so cute! I love the first one, that skirt is gorgeous!

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  34. looove all the outfits! I love the first one, love the bow belt :)
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  35. I must say that chunky is the new fashion now! Statement necklaces like this is a must have!
    Fang Ting
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  36. great post....the 2nd outfit is my fave

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  37. Thank you for your lovely comment! Mwahh

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  38. thats a nice necklace deborah, and i like how on each outfit it has a different feel to it :) most of the time im a late bloomer when it comes with fashion trends so its only now that im into this kind of jewelry :P

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  39. Very adorable! I am a sucker for the pearl cluster necklace!! I have several and they are definitely my favorite statement accessories!!

    xo, Kenya

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  40. I really want to start wearing statement necklaces more often - I always seem to forget that step!

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  41. I totally agree that a statement necklace can totally make an outfit! I love the way you styled this necklace in so many outfits. My favorite is the first look! The sequin skirt looks fantastic with that chambray top!

    Rebecca
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  42. Perfect, I love all the looks, you look fab! keep posting on your instagram, love checking it out! happy weekend :) xxxxxx

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  43. I loooooove the name of your blog! :D so cute!
    my fav outfit is number 2!

    we can follow each other! ;)

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  44. I love statement necklaces, they have such an impact on outfits :)loved all of these outfits and you look beautiful as always! Your bag in the last outfit is gorgeous, never heard of the brand before, going to check them out :)

    Rebecca Coco

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  45. Lovely outfits! I love the first look!

    xx,
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  46. I love statement necklaces. The one you have is so cute and I totally agree, it go with everything. :)

    Keep in touch,
    J
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  47. gorgeous outfit!
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  48. Cute outfits! I love the denim jacket and that necklace is stunning :)

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  49. So beautiful and so stylish <3 Love all the outfits <3

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  50. Love your skirt so much!

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  51. great outfits and inspirations! your statement necklace somewhat reminds me of caroline from 2 broke girls - my favourite series XD and i think she always sticks to outfit no. 2 - casual elegance. i think that all styles fit you but i like no. 2 the best. but it's amazing how you can change an outfit with one single item.

    thank you for your comment, dear. i'm glad you like my harry potter creations - especially the grim mug <3

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  52. I love big necklaces, they really make an outfit. this pearl one is really nice
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  53. Loving that necklace with all the outfits, although I think the first one is my favourite.

    And that watch too, I love the blue!

    Hmm maybe...

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  54. I love your blog
    followed
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  55. Love your necklace and the first two outfits are so pretty! I also like the last one though :D
    xx

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  56. i absolutely adore your sequin gold skirt!! a girl can never have too much bling =)

    xo, liz

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  57. I love statement necklaces as well. They really can make an outfit. I love yours!! It's so girly and chic! I love how you styled it 3 different ways, it really shows how versatile the necklace is. I love the casual chambray with the dressier necklace and skirt. My favorite is the blue dress. It's such a polished classy look. I also love the blue watch! : )

    xox,
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  58. This necklace is adorable, I love your different outfit !
    Could we follow each other please :)?

    Xx
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