After having been with the company for several months now, it’s time for Veronica’s first real modeling gig. Plus apparently she was having a “good skin day” so she was happy to oblige.
I am a big proponent of stocking up on accessories. Especially if you’re pregnant. A necklace will always fit no matter how big your belly gets.
As I’m about to demonstrate – a necklace can completely transform the look of a shirt. (Or blouse if you want to sound fancy).
The shirt Veronica is wearing is actually a maternity shirt. I chose it because it has the perfect neckline for a statement necklace and it has a pattern. The neckline dips a little below where I would feel comfortable wearing it. Veronica, however, has no morals.
The first look is for the office. Or a more casual, daytime atmosphere.
For this, keep it simple with something gold. I picked this necklace up at Forever21, who has no shortage of great, affordable gold jewelry.
You could also do a silver chain, but gold is so en vogue right now, just let it have it’s moment. To this I would add a white, nude, or leopard chain watch. You could do gold, but I like to mix it up.
The second look is for Sunday morning.
The easier the outfit, the faster everyone gets out the door, the more pulled together the whole family looks once you get there. One of my all time favorite combinations is black and white juxtaposed with some jewel tones, so this look just about sums that up.
With this necklace I would keep the arm jewelry simple. Probably a black bangle and that’s about it. I’m not going to tell you I plucked this necklace from the jewelry section in Wal-Mart because you would never believe me.
Thirdly, we’ve got a night time look.
I love that this necklace is both simple and edgy. Two things that make it perfect for a fuss-free night time look. Wear it with a leopard bangle to mix it up. I LOVE LEOPARD AND STRIPES SO MUCH…as if that wasn’t already evident.
This necklace is also from Forever21. Rue21 and Charlotte Russe are also great places to pick up fun statement necklaces that won’t break your budget (which translates to the fact that you can pick up more than one *wink).
Finally, for a fancy event whether it’s for day or night, is this look.
What I did here was layer two necklaces.
The lower layer is what you see above, while the higher level is a lighter necklace. The lighter necklace is something I would never wear by itself. It’s a little too dainty for my taste. BUT over this edgier piece, it creates a cool look that’s all your own! Play around with what you’ve got and just make sure what you end up with doesn’t look messy or like you’re playing dress-up with your momma’s jewelry.
As you can see, a simple change makes a big difference. I’m all about helping you get the most out of your closet. And by stocking up on inexpensive necklaces, you can get more wear out of your more expensive tops!
If you didn’t get a chance to meet Veronica, be sure to catch her interview here!