how to wear statement necklaces?

For All 5 Body Shapes

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“how do i wear accessories?”

it’s seriously one of the most asked questions i get.
aaaand i’m not gonna lie, it’s a tough question to answer because there are a lot of layers + variables.

but, i’ve decided to make the month of may accessories month, yay!

but what the heck does that mean?

well, it means that for the rest of may, i will post tips on how to wear a different accessory each week.

as you may have already guessed, this week’s accessory is necklaces!

you may have noticed a bunch of women wearing bold chunky necklaces, and wondered if you could pull off a similar look.
a statement necklace is a pretty dramatic piece and it has the potential to completely wow an ordinary outfit, but can just as easily overwhelm one also.

remember, it’s all about proportion.

 

will the frame of your body be able to pull off the weight + boldness of a statement necklace?

here are some general guidelines on how to tell:

  • you’re 5’4″ + taller
  • your torso is not too short
  • you don’t have a short neck

and don’t forget, your personality plays a role in this too.
here are some personality traits that would make you an ideal candidate for statement necklaces:

  • you like to have fun + experiment with your wardrobe
  • you have a flare for unique + funky things
  • you’re outgoing + energetic

you may be thinking ‘well i don’t fit any of the things above, what should i wear?’

glad you asked!

if you happen to:

  • be petite framed
  • 5’3″ and shorter
  • like more classic pieces
  • be the strong silent type

i recommend you stick with necklaces that are more delicate + personal, and then layer them to add element of interest.
here are some examples:

 

which style of necklaces do you feel would suit you best? and if you have any questions, post them in the comments section below!

 

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Comments (6)

 

  1. Nadine says:

    Funny, I never was attracted to wearing a lot of necklaces but the photo “personal necklace 1″ makes me want to try!

    Thank you for sharing your brilliance with us Elsa :)

    Nadine

    • Elsa says:

      awwww Nadine you’re so sweet! thank you and i’m excited that you’ll be trying the layered necklace look!

  2. Aida says:

    Hi Elsa, that was very helpful. Thanks! I’m wondering where we can get the necklaces on the photos at the bottom. Thanks, you’re awesome : )

  3. Aida says:

    Awesome, thank you, Elsa! Thanks to your help I rediscovered the joy of buying clothes :D Don’t know if it’s a good thing, though, ha,ha

    You really made a difference in my style and the way I buy now. I’m working on that, thanks!!

  4. Elsa Alexandra says:

    Thanks for the tips Elsa! Definitely style No. 2 for me.
    Great suggestion about layering up different necklaces. I hadn’t thought of that!

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