Thursday, January 14, 2016

Charmed: One Necklace, Three Ways


I bought this charm collar necklace when September's NYFW had me thinking of ways to spice up my outfits with unique and interesting pieces. Chokers have been making a big come back, but they will always remind me the 90's and 2000's when I wore them with bell-bottoms and blue eye shaddow (thanks fashion, for bringing back the awkward memories...). I have mostly avoided the choker come-back, but this particular piece stood out to me. The dangling charms and structured gold wire brings a certain elevated edge to the piece that I like. That edgy yet sophisticated feel adds an element of 'cool' to your outfit, and I'll bet you'd never guess where it's from: Banana Republic!


One thing I was unsure about was what types of necklines I could wear this necklace with. It turns out that it works perfectly with a few different styles. I love the way it compliments a high neckline by bringing a bit of sparkle to the neck and resting just along the fabric. This is my favorite way to wear it, with high neck dresses, tanks, and crewneck tees. I like that it blends in with the neckline when they fall at the same spot, but still adds a unique touch.


For a more statement look that definitely evokes a 90's vibe, I paired the collar necklace with a low scoop neck top. Anything that exposes the collarbone, like a scoop or v-neck tee, will show off a choker and draw attention to the neck. For this look, I paired a long tank with slouchy distressed jeans and ankle booties for a tough-girl look offset by soft curls and hot pink lips. 



The third neckline that I discovered works incredibly well with a charmed choker, is the split-neck or button-down style. The shirt itself comes up high on the neck but with an opening at the front it allows the necklace to peek through and add a little sparkle. I like the subtlety of this combination and the way it incorporates the necklace into a dressier, more formal outfit.




Necklace: Banana Republic (also like this and this). Earrings: Gorjana.
High Neck: Top: Zara. (1/2/3) Jeans: H&M. Booties: Jessica Simpson. Lip: BareMinerals "Risk It All." with Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush "So Jelly" gloss.
Scoop Neck: Top: Three Dots (black/white/navy). Jeans: H&M. Lip: BareMinerals "Risk It All."
Split Neck: Top: Old Navy. Jeans: J Brand. OTK Boots: Sam Edelman. Lip: e.l.f "Pink Umbrellas."

xoxo, CC

3 comments:

  1. Love the choker, especially how delicate it is, yet it also makes a statement. I also love your makeup for all three looks!

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  2. Love the choker, especially how delicate it is, yet it also makes a statement. I also love your makeup for all three looks!

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    1. Thank you! It's a fun piece to play around with :)

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