Sometimes all an outfit needs to take it from meh to marvelous is one fabulous necklace. Chunky jewelry is a huge trend this summer, and there are awesome options for any budget. Don’t have a stylist? Let Kristen Bell, Olivia Palermo, and Katherine Heigl show you how to wear statement-making necklaces.
Kristen Bell: Bib Necklaces
At the Topshop flagship store opening in Las Vegas earlier this year, actress Kristen Bell wore a head-to-toe look by the label. Her striped sequin top and fringe skirt were eye-catching on their own, but her gold fringed bib necklace was the icing on the cake. Look for tribal-inspired designs in heavy metals with chain and enamel details.
1. Bandolini Idra Sandal – $69.95; 2. Red Herring Gold Tribal Stripe Necklace – $20; 3. Topshop Premium Sequin Line Tee – $100; 4. Nollie Fringe Mini Skirt – $22.50; 5. Fiona Paxton Tribal Goddess Breeze Metal Chain and Leather Necklace – $360
Katherine Heigl: Chunky Stones
Katherine Heigl looked perfectly pulled-together while meeting a friend for lunch in West Hollywood. She color-blocked in an aqua dolman-sleeve top and cobalt jeans, contrasting the blues with tan leather accessories. Her chunky lapis Stella & Dot necklace tied the palette together, adding a subtle Southwestern feel which tied in with the studs on her leather bag.
1. J. Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jeans – $125; 2. Time/X9 Dolman-Sleeve Top – $25; 3. Kenneth Jay Lane Gold and Blue Enameled Stone Bib Necklace – $165; 4. Minu Jewels Lapis Brass Triangular Necklace – $163; 5. Serigo Rossi Ombre Pump – $299.95
Olivia Palermo: Layered Necklaces
At the NYC premiere of Safe, Olivia Palermo took a risk by layering two necklaces over an already bold tropical-print Zara dress. The way the turquoise and gold necklaces pick up subtle colors in her dress makes it work. Palermo’s necklaces were vintage and Carerra y Carrera, but you can try layering two necklaces you already have at home. Choose one chunkier necklace and offset it with a more delicate style, making sure that their lengths are slightly staggered.
1. Magda Metallic Lace-Up Shoes – $60; 2. Mojave Moon Green Turquoise Nugget Necklace – $216; 3. Mango Tail Hem Tropical Dress – $59.99; 4. Accessories Boutique The Tiger Necklace – $11.95; 5. Jigsaw Derby Clutch – $170