How to Wear A Statement Necklace: 3 Simple Steps to Spring Statement Success

The statement necklace is no stranger to fashion these past few seasons, and in the aftermath of the most recent fashion month shows, it’s fair to stay that the trend of bigger bolder brighter accessories is here to stay. So what’s the best way to completely reinvent your spring wardrobe with outfits and clothing you already have?

Invest in the newest incarnation of the statement necklace: the handmade Statement NeckPiece by Mignonne Gavigan.

Part necklace, part neck tie, part neck scarf, part collar, these signature neckpieces can make even the most casual look instantly street-style-chic worthy of the flash of paparazzi cameras. With bold color blocking and intricate beading, the Petite Le Marcel necklace pictured above can make your favorite white t-shirt and jeans look brand new and effortlessly glamorous. Pair it with your favorite LWD, little white dress, from last summer and a great tan on any island getaway and you’ll suddenly have a completely new outfit in your wardrobe arsenal. I chose to drape this Mignonne Gavigan neckpiece over my sunday sweatshirt crop top, go to white pencil skirt, and printed sneakers to take a minimalist morning look to a girls luncheon, and instantly on to an evening cocktail party with a simple switch out of sneakers for white heels. Adding a lavender lip to highlight the tones in the neckpiece and retro inspired shades meant I was out the door in 5 minutes, looking like I could have stepped out of a spring editorial.

So how did I do it? And how can this look work for you?

Try these 3 simple steps to ensure that you’ll achieve statement-making success with a signature neckpiece this spring:

1. Hair Up
Try putting your hair up in a pretty pony tail or back in a bun to keep the focus on your neckpiece. This will also highlight your jawline and collar, instantly elongating your neck and making the necklace look more impactful.

2. Pair With Simple Silhouettes
When it comes to choosing a top or dress, avoid crazy competing necklines, patterns, or overly intricate or detailed tops. You want the neckpiece to stand out and take your eye away
from the rest of your outfit, up towards your face. This is also essential when recycling an outfit you may have worn recently: it instantly will look entirely new by adding and highlighting the structured statement piece.

3. Let The Neckpiece Do All The Talking
By this I mean, don’t overload your look with other accessories or jewelry, especially earrings! Think like a minimalist in order to maximize the WOW effect of this look. Remember that when it comes to statement pieces, the chic factor lies in the pieces ability to make a splash so don’t dilute it with competing adornments.

Shop the Look:
Petite Le Marcel Neck Piece, Mignonne Gavigan // Cropped Sweatshirt with Crochet Hem, Bethany Mota for Aeropostale // White Pencil Skirt, Mango, similar // Printed Sneakers, Aldo // Ikat Clutch, Stella & Dot // Lips, YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in #17 Encre Rose

Photos by Alissa Dragun, South Moon Photography

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