Whether you are drawn to glittering crystals, gleaming metals or bright beads, bib necklaces are one of the hottest trends of the summer. In fact, these oversized neck pieces have been around for several seasons and aren’t going out of style any time soon, so now is the time to splurge on a few. Bib necklaces sit high on the neck and cover ample space between the collarbone and the chest. Although these sweeping necklaces are eye-catching and alluring, many women struggle with incorporating them into their wardrobes. Don’t ostracize these beauties to the jewelry box or limit them to punching up boring neutral outfits. There are a myriad of ways to wear bib necklaces.
Dress up distressed denim: Whether they are loose boyfriend styles or curve-hugging skinny fits, torn and mutilated jeans are a must have this summer. Give them an edge of refinement by pairing them with a blazer, a colorful bib necklaces and a pair of sassy statement heels from Boston Proper.
Layer two necklaces: Arm parties, featuring stacks of bangles, have been the rage for several seasons. Now layered necklaces are getting in on the fun. Choose a short metal or crystal bib necklace to wear atop a slightly longer colorful necklace. By letting them overlap a smidge you can create a cohesive look that is sure to spark conversations.
Mix up a bright palette: Summer is the time for even the most timid of fashionistas to play with color. Fun colors let you stand out from the crowd and you don’t need to shy away from mixing and matching. Try layering an orange necklace over a fuchsia top and then cooling things down with mint Converse sneakers. Or, add yellow necklace to a blue dress.
Make your outfit roar: Animal prints are already statement pieces, so many style novices think they need to be complemented by solids and neutrals. Not so! Try layering a turquoise or mint beaded bib necklace over a leopard or cheetah top. Or step in slowly and pair a brightly hued bib necklace with an ebony outfit and leopard shoes from Ugg Australia.
Glam up casual wear: Who says graphic tees and Nike running shoes can’t be polished and glamorous? Pair your favorite soft tee shirt with an edgy design with comfy sneakers and add a hefty sparkling crystal necklace for an unexpected pop.
Bring color upwards: The fashion runways and your favorite stores are all flooded with print pants and skirts this summer. It’s a reversal of the print top and solid bottom combo that has been the go-to doe so long. Make the look work by selecting a color from the bottom and repeating it in a bib necklace. This trick lets you indulge in the trend while also pulling eyes up towards your face.