How to Wear Statement and Minimal Necklaces

It can be quite confusing and frustrating to decide whether to go minimal or statement with your jewelry. Specifically, whether to wear minimal necklace and statement necklace. There is no hard and fast rule, so how do you decide when its best to wear either? I was in your same place not too long ago, until I found a hard and fast rule that is simple to understand and remember. Knowing how best to wear statement and minimal necklaces will come easy once you know the where and why of the occasion.

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The right jewelry can elevate any outfit! When you’ve picked your clothes, the “extras” you choose can either elevate your look, or bring it crashing down to “meh”. I wrote a quick guide on how to style necklaces here.

Related post: Ways to style necklaces for every length and look

Though every piece matters…let me say it again, though EVERY piece matters, your choice of necklace can unarguably have the biggest impact of them all. Popular trends today will tell you that going big and bold is the only direction your necklace look should go. On the other hand, some of my fellow jewelry bloggers will tell you that a simple pendant chain can make a louder statement than that chunky stack of beads.

How to choose between Statement and Minimal Necklaces

So, you may ask me “Ashli, which look should I wear on a daily basis so I know I am choosing the right one every time?” Well, I am sorry to have to say these words, and it hurts me to say more than it hurts you to hear. There is no clear winner so it all boils down to…

Occasions for statement and minimal necklaces


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Now, with those notes handy, you’re going to have the easiest time shopping for necklaces that fit in perfectly with your wardrobe choices.

Statement Necklaces

The point of a statement necklace is just that: To make a statement.

Jewelry like this is meant to be noticed, so it’s best to wear your hair back in a sleek pony, updo, or bun so that your necklace can bask in the spotlight.

Minimal Necklaces

If you’re thinking that simple jewelry will be boring, think again! If you think that you cant show off with small, “bling-less” pieces, think again! You can look classic, effortless, and well-put-together by pairing off simple pieces. Layering is also a great option with minimal necklaces so look for chains in varying lengths to amplify your outfit.

Ashli Cargill
Ashli Cargill

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