So I’ve got a confession to make .. sometimes when I’m getting dressed in the morning, I use my cheat sheet as a reference to pairing the perfect necklace to my outfit. With all the necklines and necklaces out there, it gets confusing! That’s why I finally got together with my favorite model Erika Fermina to create a visual guide version of my cheat sheet to make necklace pairings super easy for everyone.
Halter neck with a Triangle Pendant
The halter neck is best paired with a triangle shaped pendant. If you look at the lines of the sides of a halter top, they go up toward your face in almost a triangle shape. So I like to offset this with a triangle shaped necklace pointing down from your face for the perfect balance.
Crew Neckline with a Bib or Collar Necklace
The crew neckline is the most unassuming neckline. Pair this with a bib or collar because the curved neckline helps support and enhance the shape of rounder necklaces.
Tube Top with Choker
Keep things minimal by pairing your tube top with a simple choker. The straight line cut of the tube top is perfect for showing off the simplicity of your choker and also helps to elongate your neckline!
Button up with statement necklace
Pairing button-ups with a statement necklace is one of my favorite pairings. I love how the statement necklace comes out from under the collar as though its almost one piece. It’s the perfect combination of subtle and statement!
Turtleneck with a Long Chain
Now that Fall is coming, I expect to see a lot more of this pairing. It’s simple and elegant, and this is also one of the pairings that helps elongate your neck in a sophisticated and understated way.
Square neckline with Angular Necklace
A square neckline is one of the hardest necklines to pair because there are so many hard lines going on. But for this reason, it’s perfect for bringing out the shape of an angular necklace. Did you notice that it also enhances the jawline?
V-neck with Slim Pendant
This pairing is simple and sweet. I love pairing a V-neck with a simple slim pendant for a classy and understated look. Less is more in this case.
Photography by Karen Chen
And to make things easier, I’ve compiled all the information in this post into a simple chart for you guys to refer to in times of neckline trouble. Happy pairing my loves!
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