How To Wear Statement Jewelry At Any Age

Iris Apfel always makes a memorable statement with her jewelry!

A statement necklace – or bracelet, ring or earrings – can either elevate or overpower an outfit. You have to trust your gut and your eye and play around with different pieces. I don’t like a super-sized necklace on me, e.g., because my face and neck are rather thin, and I look out of proportion.

The fabulous women of Visible Monday wear their statement necklaces as they please, and they each look terrific, and authentic. Take some inspiration from them, then rock your jewelry in any way that makes you feel sparkly.

As always, the first tip is: wear statement jewelry if you want to, and own it. Go colorful or metallic or floral or natural fibers, and have fun with it. Match it to your blouse or your shoes. Check the whole look in a full length mirror, then go out and dazzle.

Always room in my closet for a sparkly necklace:


Jaymie of Shop Your Closet With Jaymie Ashcroft makes a basic outfit sing with this pretty aqua necklace. It draws the attention to her lovely face. Great sunglasses too.



Trina of Tea Time With Trina says she shopped the “back of her closet” for this sunny outfit. The one-of-a-kind fabric necklace was found at a boutique (check your own downtown shops, where many jewelry treasures can be found).



Lisa of Peridot Skies goes to the beach in a lovely off the shoulder dress and a stunning pendant. A long pendant helps elongate the neck and creates a flattering “vee.” I need her hat too.



Ada of Elegance And Mommy-Hood took a simple solid navy dress and added an amazing crystal necklace and earrings. These pieces make her whole look more memorable.



Shams of Communing With Fabric actually created this gorgeous coat, isn’t she an impressive seamstress? Her funky necklace picks up the colors of the coat and gives the outfit even more pizazz. Check out those great boots!



How do you like your bold jewelry?

Stay fabulous,


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  1. Statement earrings will always be trending one way or another! Plus they can elevate the simplest of looks! Some good pieces here!! Thanks Patti!

  2. What a sweet surprise to see my statement necklace included! That’s a necklace made from old bicycle inner tubes mixed with teal beads. I LOVE my statement jewelry!

  3. Shams coats is spectacular!

    I’m a big fan of statement jewellery and for a few years designed necklaces similar to the one Trina is wearing.


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