Jewelry Wardrobe Basics – Necklaces

I was asked by a good friend of mine (thanks Katie!) to do a “jewelry wardrobe essentials” post.  I have thought about this a lot and even attempted a post on it a few months ago but it seems so daunting.  What are the pieces that every woman needs in her jewelry wardrobe?  What works with all her clothes for every occasion??  Well, I am going to just jump right in and tackle this post.

Here are the categories and photo examples of necklaces that I think are essential:

1.  Long Necklace.  Example: Plaza Hotel Letter “C” Bronze with Silk Ribbon, Lulu Frost $368

2. Statement Necklace.  Example: Pearl, Silver and Rhinestone Collar, Iosselliani $450

3. Mid-Length Necklace.  Example:

4. Chunky Stone Necklace.  Example: Brass and Quartz Crystal Necklace, Xenia Mara Designs $325

5. Delicate Fine Necklace.  Example: 18K Gold Diamond Dot Necklace on Sterling Silver Chain (Oxidized), hitchcock Madrona $695 (price depends on the size of the diamond – this one is a 10 pt stone)

6.  Chains Necklace.  Example: Vintage Copper Layers w/ Peach Pearls, Xenia Mara $330

As you can image, these necklaces can be worn in an infinite number of layering combinations.  Also, every necklace here can be worn with a white t-shirt and jeans, as well as, a little black dress.  I encourage women to wear the jewels they love everyday and in every way – that is particularly important in a city like Seattle (where casual is an understatement).

Here I am wearing all of them at once!  (Diamond is hidden in my shirt)

What category did I leave out?  Strand of pearls?  What can’t you live without in terms of necklaces?  Feel free to comment and I will do a continuation of this post.  Please, give me suggestions!

More posts regarding jewelry wardrobe to come.  Earrings next!



3 Comments on “Jewelry Wardrobe Basics – Necklaces”

  1. Meredith says:

    Diamond solitaire earrings or equivalent

  2. Meredith says:

    Whoops! I was a little premature on my comment!

  3. Katie says:

    LOVE! I have been wearing my ring a ton and have gotten so many compliments on it! You rock, Erica!

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