How to Wear a Statement Necklace

Fashion Trend: The Statement Necklace

What’s the best way to add some punch to an otherwise so-so outfit? With a sexy statement necklace of course! But you might be wondering how to pull off big, bold and extravagant pieces?  The main key is to keep the rest of your outfit somewhat minimal, but there’s more to it than that...Here's a few tips:

DO:  Wear your hair up so it doesn’t compete with your statement necklace. After all, you want the piece to shine.


DO:  Play matchy-matchy. Your statement necklace doesn’t have to be a bright color in contrast to a simple dress. Matching your statement necklace to the rest of your outfit creates a long line and gives your outfit some depth.

DO:  Wear over-the-top brights. Don’t be afraid to pair bright colors with other bright colors to make your outfit pop.

High Hemlines = High (Economic) Hopes? Yes, Says 2013 BlogHer-Taubman Style Survey

Chances are, ladies wearing high hemlines are more optimistic about the economy than their maxi dress wearing friends, and more likely to think the leg-baring style will be this fall’s trend.  According to the 2013 BlogHer-Taubman Style Survey47% of women predicted above- the-knee hemlines to be this season’s look, reinforcing a longstanding theory that says hemlines rise and fall with the economy (the hemline index).  Who knew?


Based on the theory, over 1600 women in the 2013 BlogHer-Taubman Style Study were asked to dish their thoughts as to where hemlines would well, fall this fall.  In addition to theleg-baring winner, other hemline findings were:

-       Millennials (AKA “Generation Y,” born from the 1980s – early 2000s) were four times more likely than Baby Boomers to see “good times ahead!” predicting micro-mini skirts for fall

-       A small percentage (10%) of glass half empties out there forecast maxi skirts to be the trend this Fall