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Look #1 channels model-off-duty-meets-rock 'n' roll style for an edgy take on casual insouciance. The low U-neckline of the T-shirt allows the necklaces to become a focal point. Since I wanted to brighten up the look with accessories, I used bold pops of color and gold tones in the jewelry to inject a vibrant touch to the dark tee and tie-dye jeans.
Top necklace c/o Accessorize, beaded necklace by Xhilaration (similar), Frenchi T-shirt, Cheap Monday tie-dye jeans (another version I love), Sam Edelman boots, Marni at H&M bracelet on right hand, and vintage Coach handbag
For look #2, I styled a madcap print mix for a tropical, earthy feel. Never one to shy away from prints or colors, I find that pairing two seemingly clashing patterns can be executed with ease and aplomb if the prints share a color palette, are similar in scale, or are along the same theme. These two prints scream vacation resort to me. The coral and mint hues complement each other well, and the open crochet neckline of the blouse allows the necklace to become a focal point. I kept the accessories somewhat neutral and simple so they wouldn't overshadow the rest of the outfit.
H&M sunglasses, Calypso for Target blouse (similar), DvF loves Current/Elliott jeans, Qupid heels (colorful alternative), and Zara handbag
Look #3 is the most dressy, and I used animal print boots to play off of the exotic feel of the necklace. The contrast of black lace with casual accessories makes the dress wearable for daytime, and the simple shape of the black dress allows the necklace to shine. With a quick change into strappy heels and the addition of a colorful clutch instead of the satchel, I'd be ready for a night on the town.
Fire Los Angeles dress (similar), H&M handbag (preppy version), and Forever 21 boots (similar)
And there you have it, one necklace worn three different ways.