How to Wear a Pendant Necklace
Wearing a necklace can really set off an outfit. Read on to learn more about how to wear a pendant necklace to add some pizzaz to your style.
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Looking for new ways to mix up your wardrobe? Do you want to upgrade your style without having to feel like you're dressing up every day?
Sounds like you need a pendant necklace. Pendant necklaces are beautiful statement pieces to add to any outfit. They look great with a pair of jeans and a plain top, or as the final touch to a fancier look.
If you're having trouble picturing how you'd wear one of these, don't worry.
We have the style guide you need to know how to rock a pendant necklace.
Keep It Casual
Sometimes, the most simple style is the one that looks just right. It is a classic approach to everyday fashion that you can't go wrong with. But, you can run the risk of being a little too casual, which is a bit boring.
Make sure this never happens with the help of your lovely pendant necklace.
Throw one on with your favorite t-shirt. Or, pair it with a tank top and neutral cover-up layer - like a denim button down or even a flannel.
Just make sure the colors of your outfit and the necklace complement each other. This is easiest to do when everything is a single color. When you start getting into patterned shirts and funky stone pendants, you might have an outfit that is too busy.
In such cases, the rule of thumb is to at least have colors that match even if your patterns are a bit of a contrast. This creates texture and depth to what would otherwise be a simple look.
Not sure if your new pendant necklace is a little too flashy for the office? Nonsense!
Pendant necklaces are an elegant addition to a sharp blazer or a perfectly cut professional dress. Again, you just have to focus on the color concept and the patterns used.
If your normal office attire is pretty simple, a pendant might be the added touch it's been missing. This shows you care about your appearance and putting your best foot forward.
It exemplifies your sense of style, which is a great quality to have in any setting.
Dress It Up
Speaking of having style, make sure you don't leave your fashion sense at home when you have a big event to attend. Maybe it is a play at your child's school or a wedding. Maybe it's date night or a day when you want to dress up just because.
Whatever the occasion, check to see if you've remembered to put on your pendant necklace. This accessory is not something you wear every single day. It is the perfect thing to pull out of your jewelry box when the occasion calls for it.
Everyone from close friends to strangers will notice the extra touch this accessory adds. A pendant necklace is fun, eye-catching and an overall lovely piece.
Not to mention, there are so many options you can choose from!
You can dress up your outfit with a pendant that is made of precious stones or even diamonds. Some are made of pearls, too.
Choose a pendant that is in the shape of something that represents you and your passions - like a seashell, a flower, or a cross. Pendant necklaces also come as keys, music notes, and abstract shapes.
One of these styles is bound to speak to you. Plus, it will totally pull an outfit together and make sure you're well-prepared for whatever kind of special event you're heading to.
You might like our collection of sterling silver cross pendant necklaces.
Styling with Other Accessories
It's one thing to know when to pair a pendant necklace with a cute outfit and when to leave it at home. It's another to know how a big pendant works (or doesn't) with other accessories.
Here are a few accessory rules of thumb to follow.
1. Leave the Big Earrings at Home
If you're wearing a big pendant, you should accent it with things that are smaller.
Stick to simple arm jewelry - like a small bracelet band and a minimal amount of rings. Most importantly, don't put on those hoops or dangly earrings you love.
Think about it: when someone looks at your outfit, they won't know whether to focus up top on the ears or to check out your pendant. Such confusion takes away from the overall "wow" factor of whatever you're wearing.
Keep your accessories from competing against each other. Opt for the earrings or the pendant necklace, but never both.
2. Know Your Necklines
Having trouble deciding between the earrings or the necklace in the tip mentioned above? One way to make this easier is to make note of your neckline.
Some tops are made to work with pendant necklaces. Others are not.
Halter necklines, for example, are all about shoulders and confidence. Play up this look by pulling back your hair, wearing your big earrings, and saving the pendant for another night.
Crewcuts, turtlenecks, and even some collars go great with necklaces that have pendants, though. V-necks are hit or miss. This neckline depends on how low the cut goes and where your pendant hangs on your chest - which ranges for each woman.
For more versatility, put your pendant on an adjustable-length chain!
3. Be Careful to Wear Too Many Necklaces
Pendant necklaces are pretty much the center of attention when it comes to accessories. You can wear simple things as well, but do this with caution if you're considering wearing another necklace with your pendant one.
Even a simple string around your collar can be a look that is too contrasting. The best times to try this out is when your outfit is an entirely neutral color or when it just feels like something is missing.
But, use your discretion to decide if that something truly is another necklace, or maybe a bold lip color instead.
Finding the Perfect Pendant Necklace
Now that you know how to wear a pendant necklace, it's just a matter of finding the right one for you in order to upgrade your style.
We have many kinds of pendants to choose from. Roma Designer Jewelry carries everything from special stones to beautiful diamonds, each set in a wide variety of pendant shapes.
Click here to start shopping for your new pendant!