How to rock a statement necklace

Want to be remembered for your sartorial style? Elegance is an attitude, so herald your arrival with a statement necklace

GIORGIO Armani once said “elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”.  But what woman doesn’t want to be noticed?

The best way to be noticed — and remembered (sartorially speaking, of course) — is to wear something that makes a statement or becomes a talking point. So if  the new season designer bag, dress or shoes are beyond your budget, a more affordable way to make a statement is with a necklace. It’s also a surefire way to make a simple outfit look fabulous.

Truth be told, every woman needs a collection of statement pieces — necklaces, cuffs, bracelets, earrings and rings. And as the name suggests, statement (or costume) jewellery has to be big and look expensive, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to make an impression. Nor do they have to be real.

Dressed up for the boardroom or a night on the town, or dressed down with jeans at the weekend, a statement necklace is a great way to inject some fun and personality into your outfit. And if you want to take it up a notch, layer on with another complementary necklace or two, a couple of large cuffs, some oversized chandelier-style earrings or a fabulous cocktail ring (or three).

However, a word of warning: Don’t wear everything at once. Choose one or two pieces only and make a statement with them — two pieces such as cuffs and rings, rings and necklace, necklace and cuffs, cuffs and earrings.

So, go on … make a statement!


Do you love a statement necklace? Got a favourite piece?  Or even a different way of wearing them? Would love to hear from you. Ever stylishly yours …



  1. February 17 / 6:34 am

    I love statement necklaces.
    I make statement necklaces.
    At 76, I found a collaborator to work with.
    She makes fabulous glass focal beads,
    I make the necklaces.
    Take a look..
    OOAK all hand-made in Los Angeles.
    Unique creations for Unique woman.

    • Anne-Maree
      February 17 / 10:56 am

      Lovely! Thanks for dropping by Michelle. And love your work too!
      Cheers, Anne-Maree

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