Vogue a Trois: Opening Statement

Posted on July 09, 2013, 11:28 am
4 mins

Ashley Pittman Bone Necklace

Ashley Pittman Bone Necklace

When you walk into a room, nothing quite gets the conversation going like wearing a signature piece that really stands out. The idea of the statement necklace has grown from mere giant beads to eclectic pieces that have multiple personalities—pearls, rhinestones, semi-precious or multiple shaped stones, ribbon, spikes and sometimes all of it mixed together. This week, I am adoring the Kura Bronze and Bone Necklace by Ashley Pittman, because the statement it makes is “Hi, I am uniquely gorgeous and extremely cool.” And who doesn’t want to say that?

Because of its rocker bone spikes, pairing it with a more feminine top goes against the expected look of gritty cool. Instead, wear it with the lovely Only Hearts Summer Lace Tee in Grey. The half lace back and soft grey front make a great showcase for the wow factor of the necklace. Wear the Danish high street brand Only Floral Print Jean to keep the feminine vibe going. Since it is mid-season, you can find most sandals on sale—these fun La Redoute Gladiators Sandals in Soft Grey are the perfect match.

 

Only Hearts Summer Lace Tee

Only Hearts Summer Lace Tee

Only Jean in Floral Print at ASOS

Only Jean in Floral Print at ASOS

La Redoute Leather Gladiator Sandal

La Redoute Leather Gladiator Sandal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date night never looked so hot with this Gianna Dress by Rag & Bone, plus a pair of Chloe Platform Wedge Sandals will bring your look to new heights. Complement the Bordeaux color of the shoes with the glorious Hunting Season Foldover Python Clutch and you will be not just a statement, but a whole story.

Rag & Bone Gianna Dress

Rag & Bone Gianna Dress

Chloe Platform Wedge Sandal

Chloe Platform Wedge Sandal

Hunting Season Foldover Python Clutch

Hunting Season Foldover Python Clutch

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping your attire streamlined is a chic way to make this unique necklace stand out and let it be the life of the party, and nothing is more chic than a black and white ensemble. The white Joie Front Pleat Cap Sleeve Blouse and DVF’s Yara Black Lace Detail Shorts show glam with a bit of an edge. Personally, I would have a little attitude with my shoes as well and you have lots of choices. I like Jeffrey Campbell’s Daisy flat because it is divided into a soft neutral side and a patent studded side, but the studs are, at a closer look, little rose gold daisies. It is a rock star look to complement the groovy necklace that is secretly a little sweet.

Joie Front Pleat Blouse

Joie Front Pleat Blouse

DVF Yara Lace Detail Shorts

DVF Yara Lace Detail Shorts

Jeffrey Campbell Daisy Studded Ballerina Flat

Jeffrey Campbell Daisy Studded Ballerina Flat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even if you like to fly under the radar just a bit, a statement necklace can really change a look by adding dimension to what you are wearing. Whether you want to be bold—but not flashy—or really want to wow them, wearing a statement piece will let your look speak volumes.

Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes her monthly column, Wear It Out, in which she styles looks based on the monthly theme of the magazine. Cole also covers fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog, www.westfultonstreet.com, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.