What do you get when you mix the spirit of a statement necklace with the silhouette of a choker? According to designers, a wow piece that’s been hitting the fashion scene with new It neckwear status. Whether it’s one solid piece or linked together, the collar necklace is a (way) upscale version of our 90s middle school jewelry repertoire. Don’t you just love it when a trend gets interpreted with a much cooler, newer twist? I do. Check out these lust-worthy collars from runway to realway.
Here's the long and short of it: a collar to emphasize the neck and a lariat necklace to draw the eye in a vertical direction, which works beautifully when you want an entire look to get noticed. I highly recommend giving this a try, if you get an opportunity.
Another way to mix your metals is to go all out, stacking them up on your neck as if you're stacking bracelets and bangles for statement wrists. Like the model, feel free to wear a bustier top that bares your shoulders, for maximum balance.
Simply stunning, this piece needs no introduction or instruction. If you can get your hands on something like it, I suggest wearing it to grocery shop, attend the ballet and maybe even to bed. It's that awesome.
I'm calling it now, standout chain details are on the come-up for fall. They're going to be an accent for bags, shoes, and of course, your gorgeous skin.
$68 at Nordstrom.
Another trend that's going to hit the streets soon? Animal themes and rhinestones. This collar necklace has both. And happens to be affordable. Bonus.
$54.30 at ASOS.
For the price, this looks way higher end than it is. It's simple enough to wear to work or brunch, and upscale enough to wear on a date. Can't argue with versatility, or the slightly 80s glam vibe this necklace bears.
$148 at Zappos.
This immediately reminded me of necklaces that Olivia Palermo has been seen in as of late. And what she wears, you can bet becomes a hot item. Tribal inspiration isn't going anywhere.
$59.40 at ASOS.
This necklace has an ancient vibe that I personally love. Pieces like this take classic to an entirely new level, non? I can see it with every slouchy top I own; it's a serious neck piece.
$98 at Free People.
Leaves of Sliver
You will never go wrong with a feminine, delicately wrought necklace made with a leaf motif. And this one will be a jewelry staple for years. From spring to summer to fall, with any color or outfit.
$125 at Macys.