A friend recently asked me if I thought it was OK to wear a statement necklace, considering how old I am. After resisting the urge to strangle her with my oversized pearls, I just smiled and said, “How old I am NEVER influences anything I do in life, and that includes my jewellery choices.” Needless to say, I am considering crossing her off my Christmas card list. Nah, not really, I don’t think it was meant as an insult. I may buy her a statement necklace for Christmas though 🙂
The truth is, if you choose a statement necklace that fits your personality and style, age (as with most things in fashion and life) is absolutely irrelevant. Personally, I have to be careful that the eye-candy around my neck doesn’t overwhelm my rather small frame (I’m 5′ 1″). And that’s my only consideration – age doesn’t even enter my head.
The piece above was worn to please a bling loving two-year-old (which you’ll understand if you read the full post). It’s one of my favourites as it catches the light and sparkles beautifully.
I’ll often throw on a necklace with eye-catching detail to add a bit of oomph to an otherwise fairly basic outfit. Take the necklace I wore with the monochrome outfit below. I was aiming to add a nautical twist to this classic look. You can find the full outfit post here.
The over sized statement necklace in the pic above is, in theory, a bit too large for my frame. But, as you can see in the full post, I teamed it with an oversized, lace top. I think anything dainty would have been completely lost amongst the lace.
The look below was kind of ‘rock chick meets sass‘ so wearing a delicate necklace would have looked all kinds of wrong.
I styled the above piece of gorgeousness with heaps of leather and a shedload of attitude. My intention was to prove that women over 50 can wear leather trousers. Read the whole post and let me know if you agree.
Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered. Giorgio Armani
Great advice, but I want to be both noticed AND remembered. And if my statement necklaces catch people’s eye and imagination then that has to be a good thing, no matter how old I am.
So what do you think? Do you follow any ‘rules’ when it comes to choosing your jewellery? Are you a fan of statement necklaces? Hit the comment section and let me know.