How to Style a Statement Necklace with IKKX Jewelries

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Photography by: Kool View Photography 

Makeup by: Vanessa Cooper


I see bold accessories as a woman’s armour- Rachel Zoe

Wearing statement jewelry has always been my thing. I’ve been collecting ornate and eccentric pieces ever since I can remember. I’ve always kept an overflowing jewelry box of pieces that were unique and interesting. Pieces that were definite conversation starters and added instant flair to basic looks and additional character to printed ones. So, when I found Nao from IKKX, I knew that I had struck gold. I’ve featured two of her pieces in previous posts here and here. You can get more familiar with who she is, her business and how she creates her designs in these posts.

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What really captivated me about her collection was not only that it was unlike anything that I had seen, but also that it was handcrafted & hand painted. Every aspect is created by Nao. It wasn’t just a piece of jewelry, it was art, which I could connect with as an artist in my own right. Pictures really DO NOT do her pieces justice! You’ll have to experience your own piece first hand to appreciate the greatness of this creatively curated design.

How to Style a Statement Necklace

I had the pleasure of being sent two pieces to style. If you follow my Instagram, then you’ve seen this particular one on my page and in my Ig stories. Can we admire this beauty for a second?! When I scrolled through her collection to decide on which one I would feature, I had a list of a couple that spoke to me. This one, however, was number one on my list.

How to Style a Statement Necklace

 This particular piece features a tan woven base, which is made from remnants from the textile industry, with neutral, leopard and zebra painted hoops. You have the option of styling this necklace casually, dressy casual, dressy or even styling it with your suiting pieces to add some character to your corporate attire. I wouldn’t go semi-formal or formal with a piece like this one, however, a piece like this can definitely take you from day to night.

How to Style a Statement Necklace

For my outfit, I decided to showcase how you could dress this necklace up. I paired it with a tan dress that I wore as a long structured top. You can definitely opt to wear a cami underneath to make it more appropriate for work or church, but I wanted to give this look a little corporate vibe with a tad of sex appeal. This option is also a quick fix for a day to night look. If you’re headed to a semi-dressy function after work like a birthday party, networking mixer or dinner with bae, and you don’t have time to travel home to completely change, if your top allows the room for you to go cami or bra free, you can take those pieces off and show a little skin. She also sent me a beautiful matching bracelet, but somehow I forgot it at home the day of my shoot. I was really upset about that. I had so much going on this day and I wasn’t feeling my best. If you want to see the particular bracelet that goes along with this necklace, visit my Instagram.

How to Style a Statement Necklace

For my bottoms, I chose a high waisted pair of cranberry stretch pants that featured an elastic ruffled waist, attached tie, and skinny leg. These pants are sooooo comfortable! I bought these in two colors, so you’ll definitely see these pants styled in a later post. To tie in my necklace and complete my look, I wore my leopard pointed toe pumps with ankle strap.

If you aren’t already running to snatch you up a bomb statement necklace from IKKX, here’s a treat that you’ll definitely enjoy…


How to Style a Statement Necklace

Stay tuned for another look that will feature a different piece from her collection! If you wish to have a more personalized approach to styling statement jewelry then visit my Wardrobe Services and pick your package! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE and follow me on my social media platforms to stay in the HGG fashion loop! I have some exciting material coming for the holidays!! Until next time…Grab your Garb!

How to Style a Statement Necklace

Style Tip of the day

Styling statement jewelry can really seem intimidating at first, but it’s really nothing to it. It’s definitely not for the ladies who don’t want to be seen because these pieces will accumulate tons of attention. Try pairing your bold pieces with solid colored clothing items to get a feel for wearing your statement piece first. After you feel comfortable enough, start experimenting with texture or print by pairing your piece with smaller scale prints.

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Dress worn as top: Calvin Klein via Ross (old) / Pants: Agaci (in tan and blush here)/ Shoes: ShoeDazzle (old, similar style here) / Necklace: IKKX (this style is sold out, but you can request a custom order)

How to Style a Statement Necklace

How to Style a Statement Necklace

How to Style a Statement Necklace

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