So many times we throw on an outfit and we’re out the door when adding a simple accessory like a pair of earrings, a belt, a bracelet, a chic scarf or an interesting necklace would make all the difference in the world.
I threw it on and here, you can see the difference. Which do you like?
I think my green gemstone pendant (which I only paid $10 for) elevates this look and adds real personality.
Now in the past I’ve dished out ideas on how to wear necklaces.I’ve talked about the right necklace for the right neckline, the right color necklace for your skin and lots more, but we haven’t talked much about pendant necklaces.
So, let me share a few tips for how to wear a pendant necklace:
Pendant necklaces can be worn with all kinds of necklines. They also look great on a plain top worn with a jacket. This seems to be a favorite with Gwyneth Paltrow.
Some Gals love to layer pendant necklaces with shorter ones. This one on Sela Ward looks particularly pretty against the black and is a fantastic way to add some color to your face which can often look pale in black when you are over 40.
The one time you might want to avoid a pendant necklace is when you have a big bust, unless for some reason you want all eyes on your breasts. I can’t help but think of Joan on Mad Men with her infamous pendant pen!
- If you are short and petite you have to watch the length of your pendant necklace. Too long a pendant will drag you down and make you look shorter than you are.
- Don’t wear a pile of other jewelry or accessories with your pendant necklace. You want it to stand out and make a statement.
- I think most pendants look best worn over top of a solid color top rather than a print, so that it really stands out, although I did see a red and gold pendant on a leopard print top that looked great.
- In general, a bold, beautiful pendant is a wonderful thing. The long V-shape creates a long lean line that lengthens and slims your body.
So, go for it and have some fun with this popular accessory!
Do you own a pendant? Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org to show me how you wear it and I’ll post it.