Can I Wear Statement Necklaces – Considering How Old I Am?

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.

A statement necklace can dress up the simplest of outfits and breathe new life into an old one. So why would I want to miss out, no matter how old I am?
Wearing a statement necklace to prove that it can look good no matter how old I am.

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.
No matter how old I am, I will still wear statement necklaces like this nautical one.A huge statement necklace in cream and black worn with a lace top.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.
How old I am will never determine my choice of statement necklaces.Bling like this makes my heart sing, no matter how old I am!!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.



  1. Kareema
    June 17, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    I did chuckle when I read your friends comment as the type of necklace you wear according to your age is something I would never have considered. I am 45 and love a statement necklace, they can just add that extra pizzaz to an outfit. I am not adventurous when it comes to clothes but I say wear whatever you like if you feel great in it whatever your age. Keep wearing those fabulous necklaces I say xx

    • June 22, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      It’s weird how some women put clothing and accessories into age categories. But I say, if you feel good in it, then wear it!!
      Michelle xx

  2. June 18, 2016 / 7:08 am

    Oh Mchelle, how funny that someone could think one is EVER too old to wear a statement necklace! What a gorgeous collection you have and as you say, such a perfect way of livening up a simple outfit. I agree though about proportions. I’m the opposite- tall with broad shoulders so I am careful that my statement necklaces don’t look too small so fail to make a statement!!!! Have a lovely weekend darling lady xxxxxxxx

    • June 22, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks Liz 🙂
      I adore my statement necklaces and hope to be wearing them for many, many years.
      Michelle xx

  3. June 18, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    Statement necklaces?
    In fact, statement anything works for me.
    Getting older means we don’t need any help in the looking tired, grey, drab and boring…. mother nature is taking care of that for us.
    We need to fight it all the way.
    Keep making up.
    Keep dressing up.
    Keep having fun with style and enjoying life.

    • June 22, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      Statement anything – I love it! And yes, let’s keep doing what were doing and loving it!
      Michelle xx

  4. June 23, 2016 / 10:59 am

    What’s her name? Hahahaha too funny!
    Don’t cross her off your xmas card list send her an enormous necklace this year instead 😉

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