Though any time is a good time to rock a statement necklace, I can't help but feel even more passionate about them at the start of summer. I imagine how fabulous they look against golden skin and a chic white dress and, well, suddenly my most-wanted necklace list transforms into something that rivals my inner child's Christmas wish list. Here, a few that are really capturing my attention right now:
Just a glance at this Kate Spade Gerbera Garden Statement Necklace ($179.99) is enough to make me plan my next luau. Cleverly fashioning bold orange beads into elegantly fashioned flowers that exude cheerful style, this chunky piece looks right at home with an airy, colorful tunic or a strapless dress - think white or green.
Yet another reason to absolutely love summer: the chance to wear coral at every opportunity. Amrita Singh hits it out of the park with her Greenport Necklace ($100), a brazen piece of neck candy that features colorful resin stones set in gold. The floral pattern lends it a certain hint of whimsy, but it's not saccharine sweet in the least - this piece is far more powerful than cutesy.
Did someone say "bold"? I've got my eye on this Nakamol Design 5-Flower Stone Necklace ($98), a beautiful adaptation of a floral bouquet that is brought to life by glistening stones paired with smoky-toned glass beads. So fresh and creative, each stone setting fashions a bright bloom. This fun necklace channels tropical chic with ease - and you can get away with it at any time, with anything from simple tees to LBDs.
There's something so intriguing about this Micha Design Triangle Bib Rope Necklace ($98). The industrial influence is obvious, from the dramatic shapes and use of mixed metals - love the combination of silver-plated hoops and sturdy copper connector plates as they dangle harmoniously from a stiff piece of tightly bound cotton. The effect is low key, yet mesmerizing.