Chic Ways to Style A Statement Necklace

When I first wrote this post*, statement necklaces were on the necks of celebs, bloggers, and fashionable people everywhere. But sometime in 2018, large necklaces began disappearing in favor of thin delicate chains with a more bohemian or dainty vibe. I don’t know about yall, but um, the statement necklace is still relevant in 2019 okurrr!

*This post was originally published on 11/15/2017 and updated on 5/17/2019*

The right statement necklace can change the look of an outfit: Either dressing it up, or dressing it down and giving a bit of edge.  Necklaces are my favorite accessories by far, and I am really into layered necklaces or big colorful statement pieces. I’m going to share a few of my favorites below, as well as some styling ideas! Let’s get started!

Pair Layered Necklaces With V-Neck or Button Down Tops

I like to wear long layered necklaces with button down blouses to add a little bit of visual interest and edge. I’m modest, so I don’t unbutton too much, but just enough for the necklace to be shown! Baublebar is my go to for long layered necklaces, but I’m linking a few more here that you can shop!


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Dress Up T-Shirts with Chunky, Ornate Pieces

I love the contrast of a snug fitting tee with a bulky glitzy statement necklace: it takes your look right into Socialite Status. One company that nails this look perfectly is a boutique called Sassy Queen. They sell tees and corresponding statement necklaces, which means you won’t need a stylist! This is one of my favorite ways to elevate a casual look in minutes.

Add a Little Modesty To Deep V-Cut Tops with a Bib Statement Necklace

Statement necklaces can help to camouflage cleavage under low v-cut shirts. When a cami isn’t possible (say, for a formal outfit),  I use chunky bib-like necklaces to cover more chest area! In the photo below, the black panel that is artfully covering my cleavage is a black beaded and feathered necklace! I got tons of comments on the piece, and no one was any wiser that this necklace was pulling double duty!


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Use Chunky Collar Necklaces To Add Dimension 

In my opinion, chunky necklaces that sit right around the collarbone area are the most versatile of the statement necklaces. They really enhance scoop neck tops and blouses, off the shoulder cuts, and strapless styles.  Because of the short length, I recommend exploring bold *pop* colors that will stand out, or more bedazzled styles.

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What are some of your tips for styling a statement necklace? Drop ’em in the comments below! 


See you next time!



Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blogger, based in NC.


  1. Great Blog love it!

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you! ?

  2. I love the accessories and your shoe game is everything!! You are really teaching me a lot about fashion. It was really good seeing you at fashion week!! Please keep the blogs coming. I have tried out some looks and finally getting compliments about the way I am dressing.

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you so much! I am glad that I’m able to inspire someone! ?

  3. I love layered necklaces! These are great choices. 🙂

    Sincerely Miss J

  4. Great post! I love a good statement necklace. Pulls the whole look together

  5. Great post, I love that stuff from Etsy…so cute

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Me too! Etsy is a treasure trove for fashionable finds!

  6. These are such fun ways to style statement necklaces! Love it!


    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you so much! ?

  7. I absolutely loved your peplum top and statement styling. It looks great

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you! It’s one of my favorite tops now.

  8. The necklaces are beautiful, and you style them so well! Gorg girly!!

    XO –

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you so much!

  9. I love the way you styled all of these gorgeous statement necklaces! So chic!!

    xo Kayla

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      Thank you! Right back at you girl! ? I love your blog

  10. OMG I am soo excited I am writing this before I finish reading….I want the Birthday girl one. My birthday is in Decemeber and that’s what I want to wear! I just hope she does plus size!!!!

    1. TheSuburbanSocialite

      The Birthday Girl tee is too fabulous!!! You will look amazing! ? And yes, from what I saw, their sizes go up to 3X.

  11. I love that Dior Darling tee. NEED NOW!!! Thanks for all this inspiration girl!

  12. Thank you for these much needed styling tips! I also believe that accessories are the perfect way to complete the look without overdoing it. You can glam up your look with simple studs or even a necklace, depending on the event. I prefer completing my look with a trendy handbag or a clutch. I usually buy online accessories and even handbags from Hot Mod Style, as they are known for wholesale prices on high quality and reliable products.

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