When it comes to accessories, I nearly always fall into the minimalist camp. My normal gear includes only my wedding rings and a pair of silver ball stud earrings. When I do pick an accessory, it's usually a ring or watch, or my standby ballchain necklace.
That said, I also enjoy being really flashy. I love my crazy flower ring and my big black one, as well as some fun earrings now and then, but my necklace selection is woefully inadequate for this task, leaving me to one or two standbys, which I've become pretty sick of. So I'm adding to my list a statement necklace (or two or three or four...heck as many as I can get my hands on).
Statement necklaces are a great way to add punch and polish to a basic outfit. Let one peek out from the collar of a work blouse, or add one over a basic shift dress for some neckline bling. You can dress these pieces up or down, and use them on weekends and Casual Fridays, too. Here are some of my favorites:
I love the subtle sparkle of this necklace....usually I'd stay away from so much shine, but the classic shape of this necklace would be great under a suit.
These beads add vibrant color, and I love how hefty this two-strander is.
Have I mentioned before how much I love metal and studs? Not in a while. I majorly want this necklace.
Pearls are a great office standby...and when they look this good, the more pearls the better.
I love the color and abstract shape of this beauty...I would pair this with my gray shift dress for some much-needed pop!
I'm often a little bummed that I like Forever 21's jewelry online, but can never find it in stores. I'm a little iffy on their quality, so that's why I like to see things in person before I buy. But I'm thinking I need a trip back there soon.
Do you have a go-to statement necklace to spice up your work basics? Where do you go to find affordable jewelry that won't fall apart or turn your skin green?