You're planning a cool outfit that totally shows off your personality, but it's missing a little something. A necklace might be what you need to tie it all together. Use these ideas to pick out the perfect necklace based on your unique sense of style.
Necklace Style Inspiration to Find Your Best Look
Do you like to turn heads with your outfits, or are you more on the minimalist side? Maybe you usually go for sporty or vintage vibes. Knowing your style will help you find a necklace to go with what you regularly wear. And the best part is - there are no real rules. This is purely some inspo to help you plan your next outfit.
Some necklace styles can be very delicate and have a subtle or understated style. Small details, pastel colors, and small-link chains can all contribute to that delicate feel.
A princess necklace describes the length, but this one in particular has small stones, pearls, and floral details that are all beautifully delicate.
This heart-shaped turquoise pendant necklace is strong and yet still delicate with its thin chain.
Strong & Industrial
Chains, basic dog tag pendants, and wood elements give off a cool industrial vibe that makes a statement.
Try a simple stainless steel chain for a look that says "strong, but laid back."
Wood & Metal
Mix black chains and wood beads for a modern piece you can wear with almost any outfit.
Relaxed, whimsical, and effortless are all words that might describe a boho chic vibe. Channel these into your necklaces to add just the right touch.
Are you really boho if you aren't at least kind of into crystals? Choose one that's meaningful to you and wear it around your neck to feel its benefits.
Put on a dainty layered charm necklace to go with off-the-shoulder dresses or shirts common in boho style.
Simple & Timeless Looks
Find classic pieces like these to complement your outfits in a subtle (but beautiful) way.
Lariat necklaces add a touch of elegance and pull together your chic style.
Wear a flat herringbone chain to highlight your collarbone. It won't overshadow your minimalist style, so your natural beauty can shine through.
Gold Chain or Pendant
A simple gold chain or pendant can be the right touch if your style leans towards the no-frills side.
Bold and Out-There
If you love to grab attention with your clothing, look for necklaces in bold colors or unique designs.
A bib necklace like this is bold in color and size, but doesn't overpower the rest of her eye-catchingly stunning look.
Chunky Knot Rope
This knotted necklace is made out of colorful strands of cloth. So even though it's sizable, it's probably still lightweight and comfortable - which is all any of us really want.
Sexy and Elegant
As you're getting dressed up in your little black dress, the necklace options are plentiful. Luckily, everything goes with black!
A long opera-length tassel necklace like this helps you express your modern sense of style.
Or, try a bold gold stacked necklace with chunky charms will pop against a black outfit.
Let your dress do the talking by wearing a thin silver chain with a small diamond, crystal, or gemstone.
Maybe your style is unconventional, and you're not into following rules. In that case, just consider these next suggestions light recommendations.
I'm convinced chokers will never really go out of style, and they are a staple in most people's jewelry box, especially for alternative style.
Go for lots of layers of long necklaces for a cool, original piece that has that go-with-any-kind-of-outfit vibe.
Check out local antique shops and thrift stores to score some genuine vintage necklaces. They'll be one-of-a-kind and og with your vintage wardrobe.
The pearl necklace is an obvious but essential necklace choice to go with your vintage style. If you don't have any pearls yet, better go shopping!
Black beads - or really any beads - are the perfect addition to your vintage outfit.
Sporty and Active
Athleisure wear is comfortable, sporty, functional and cute - without the expectation of working out. It's a win-win-win for you, AND it means you can still wear jewelery. You'll probably want to go simple with a light chain necklace or choker, but you can still pull off a statement necklace if that's your vibe.
If you're actually planning on exercising, keep your necklace light and relatively short so it won't distract you or get tangled up.
Go for a simple pendant necklace for activities like yoga. Though, if you want to be more expressive, the slow movements of most yoga allow you a little more freedom.
More Tips for Picking a Necklace that Fits Your Style
Do you love to follow trends, or are you pretty consistent in your tastes over time? Think about how you handle new fashion trends and bigger types of change like new technology, changes at work, or alterations in your daily routine. How you respond to changing fads can be a big clue about the best necklace options for you.
- You're All About Trends - If you love change and new fads, pick popular necklaces that follow the latest jewelry fashion fads.
- You Keep It Classic - A classic necklace will never go out of style. Styles like gold chains, pearls, lockets, and simple pendants will always be in fashion.
- You Like a Little Bit of Both - You can like both classic and modern trending pieces; that's totally okay. In that case, maybe you try out a trending piece that's not quite as bold as some other modern pieces. For example, a large pearl pendant on a simple gold chain.
Think About the Symbolism of Your Necklace
Some necklaces are very meaningful, and they can make an important style statement to the world. Before you decide on a design, think about what the necklace symbolizes and whether that's something you want to share.
- Your birthstone - Some necklaces feature a birthstone, and these can be very special. If you're not sure what gemstone represents your birth month, take a look at a birthstone chart to check.
- Your religion - A necklace can also have a distinctly religious design, such a cross pendant or other symbol. These can be very special, but they can also tell the world about your religious beliefs.
- Your name - Name necklaces are a fun way to add a personal touch to your look. There are lots of styles of necklaces with names, including subtle initial pendants and more elaborate engraved designs.
Remember to Consider Necklace Length
Don't forget that necklaces come in a variety of lengths, which can be flattering on different body types and complement your face shape. If in doubt, try on the necklace to see how it fits. Combine your preferred length with your fashion sense, your personality, and your lifestyle, and you'll end up with the perfect necklace to go with your outfits!