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The Lust List: Statement Necklaces

The statement necklace is by no means new to the scene, but it’s not going anywhere. This bold accessory is perfect to glam up an otherwise slightly drab outfit and instantly add style.

Statement necklaces go with pretty much everything. Weekend wear like jeans and a tee is elevated by the clasp of a pretty chain. Add a bit of glitz to a cocktail dress or maxi with a chic choker. A polished pendant is an easy and unassuming way to spice up your everyday work wear, particularly in a conservative environment. Our only advice is to generally go easy on the rest of your jewelry, particularly earrings, to avoid overpowering clutter.


J.Crew denim vest | Ivy & Blue coral lace dress | BaubleBar statement necklace (Similar, here)

One of the things that I love most about statement necklaces is that they are easily tailored to one’s personal style. I have at least eight different bold, brassy gold necklaces that bring out my inner Mister T and complement my closet full of flashy prints and bright colors. I’m not afraid to be a little over the top and frequently layer multiple statement necklaces at once or a statement necklace with a few separate delicate strands for some extra drama.

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I’m easily bored and various statement necklaces are continuously rotating in and out of my closet, which I blame on my fickle Gemini tendencies. Thus, I typically shop for low cost baubles from retailers such as H&M, Topshop, and Forever21 that I won’t feel guilty about ignoring after a few wears. Street markets and thrift stores are another great avenue to score unique, and usually cheap, accessories.

Cori Sue gravitates towards preppy designs with a twist like acrylic tortoise with crystal embellishments and bright floral clusters.  J.Crew and Kate Spade are her go-to’s for neck bling on the pricier side and she frequents BaubleBar for more affordable options.


Levis vest | Topshop crop top | BaubleBar chain necklace (Similar, here) | H&M wrapped necklace (Similar, here)

This fall, we’re seeing a plethora of statement necklaces in rich, bright jewel tones with threaded embellishments like wrapped chains, tassels, and ropes. Classic silver and gold pieces are always appropriate regardless of season, and you can’t go wrong with glossy black accents.

Below are our top picks to rock your “neck party” with a sassy statement necklace.


Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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