Make a statement with the new, longer pendant necklaces
Whether you work in a creative industry or a conservative office, accessories are a great way to brighten up your look and show a bit of your personality. We especially have a penchant for pendant necklaces, which pair just as nicely with satin blouses and shift dresses as they do more laid-back styles like T-shirts and tanks. (Read: These longer necklaces are willing to work overtime on the weekends).
The spring 2015 runways also are hinting that pendant necklaces will be especially hot this year. The long and short of it: Both chokers (reminiscent of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the ’90s) and pendants dominated the runways. Designers who favored the longer styles? Dolce & Gabbana models wore delicate pendants, Derek Lam showed a pendant with beading and metal tassels and Nina Ricci’s display was bold and baubled.
Here are five pendant necklaces (one for every day of the work week) to brighten up your office style.
Matching metals on your accessories helps you pull together a polished work look. That’s why we love this crystal bead pendant necklace, $55, J.Crew. The mixed metal pendant will complement just about any other accessory in your closet—whether it’s the gold hardware on your handbag or the silver adorning your skinny belt buckle.
Ann Taylor is a go-to store for great work accessories, with classic necklaces that will stay in style and accompany you as you climb that career ladder. Glitz up a black blouse or dress with the Treasure double pendant necklace, $49.50, that lends subtle sparkle.
Add a pop of color
Pull some color into your outfit with pretty stones. The Algarve necklace by Kanupriya, $168, Anthropologie, alternates black onyx and blue topaz stones on a gold-plated necklace and would look gorgeous paired with one of your neutral suits.
Put a ring on it
A twist on the classic circle charm, the gold double ring pendant, $9.99, Cost Plus World Market, with its interlocking gold concentric rings, adds interest and shine to any outfit. The pendant is part of the Bohemian Romance Collection, which features jewelry inspired by styles all over the world.
Baubled bib necklaces have been the recent statement makers in our jewelry collections, but charmed pendants are gunning for some new attention this spring. The Scorpio gem amulet necklace, $36, BaubleBar, features warrior-esque gemstones and a coiled snake chain so that you can conquer your work week in style. Pair it with a lightweight sweater and trouser combo for a completely new look.