It’s not at all crazy that I’ve already started packing (at least mentally) for my trip to Europe in three weeks, right? Especially because it’s going to take a lot of strategy and sacrifice in order to fit two weeks’ worth of clothes into one suitcase. I know I’ll have to pack really smartly and efficiently, paring it down to mostly basic pieces that can easily mix and match with one another. But I don’t want my outfits to be boring by any means, which is where accessories come in. After all, a dress looks totally different belted and with booties than it does with flats and a scarf.
In situations like these, the power of jewelry—statement necklaces, especially—can’t be overestimated. A great necklace can take your basic tee and jeans to the next level and keep you looking chic along the way. And since I plan to pack a lot of neutral pieces for the trip, bringing an arsenal of statement jewelry with me is a must. Which is exactly why I’m on the hunt for one or two gorgeous, statement-making necklaces to add to my collection. So without wasting any more time (I only have three more weeks, you know!), here’s a roundup of beautiful baubles I’d love to have on hand:
Crystal necklaces seem to have a habit of catching my eye, but I also like the pieces that use more unusual materials like “fish scales” and braided fabric. I love how bright the starburst and Shourouk necklaces are, but I adore the understated beauty of the Vince Camuto and Stella & Dot pieces, too.
I’m torn! Which necklace would you pick?