The DIY Playbook Style Series – Statement Necklaces

It’s no secret around here that statement necklaces are one of our favorite accessories. Bridget chose her affordable statement necklace as one of her favorite things last Christmas (probably because she wears it ALL. THE. TIME as evidenced from this post) and this year our love for this ONE accessory has only grown!  Bridget's favorite sparkly statement necklace with a t shirt and white blazer.

Today’s Wardrobe Staple: Statement Necklaces

We love these necklaces so much because you really only need one that’s pretty versatile. To prove that this one piece is a staple investment for your wardrobe, we decided to style it three different ways — casually, as workwear, and for the weekend!


Bridget is right, we both don’t have a ton of jewelry but our “diamond” statement necklaces are definitely a favorite! I wear mine to work quite often, and I’ll also wear it on the weekends to glam up an outfit when hitting the town.Casey loves the way her sparkly statement necklace takes this all black outfit from "ninja" to weekend casual.

My necklace is from J.Crew outlet (sadly they don’t sell this exact one anymore) and I scooped it up at our Favorite Things Party last year. I’m so happy that I did!Here's a closeup of Casey's sparkly statement necklace.

Casey in black booties, black jeans and top, black leather jacket, black purse and her favorite sparkly statement necklace. I love how this necklace can make this all-black ensemble look a bit more glamorous and feminine (instead of making me seem like a ninja..ha!)Love how Casey's necklace glams up her all black outfit!


Statement necklaces are the perfect way to “dress” up your look on the weekends (I mean, how adorable is Casey’s outfit?!) but they don’t have to be saved just for weekend wear. I pair my statement necklaces with just about any look these days.

These necklaces are the perfect way to glam up a casual flannel or even add a bit of sparkle to your everyday work wardrobe.

Here's a casual look with the statement necklace: sparkly necklace, casual gray tee, ripped black jeans, rubber boots.

Throughout the fall, my casual go-to look usually includes ripped jeans, comfy boots, a t-shirt + flannel. Although this look is great with just those staples, adding a statement necklace and lipstick instantly makes me feel a lot less casual and a lot more put together… without too much extra effort.

Here's a slightly more dressy option for the statement necklace. Still rocking the ripped black jeans, but taken up a notch with the white blazer and nude heels. (Direct link to B’s $30 shoes here and the $23 purse/clutch here!)

I also wear my statement necklace to work A LOT (maybe a bit too much actually). But again, this simple necklace makes any work look feel more fun and “dressed up”.

When I wear the necklace with a blazer, I love that I can wear a comfy t-shirt under it because the necklace instantly dresses the look up.

Honestly, we’re confident that these necklaces can work with just about ANYTHING and it’s SO worth the $20-30. Our advice when choosing your own statement necklace (especially if this is your first one) is to choose one that is versatile. We love the plain diamond look because it matches with everything, so you really can’t go wrong!casey-fall-fashion-8

We hope you consider adding a necklace to your Christmas wish list if you don’t already have one! Here are some of our favorites… mostly because they’re adorable & affordable!

Favorite Statement NecklacesHere are our favorite statement necklaces! Which ones do you love the most?

Gold Statement 2. $16 Statement!  3. Gold Statement
4. Fan Shaped Statement 5. Round Statement 6.Gold Statement
7. Pearl Statement 8. Gold Statement 9. Flower Inspired Necklace


This stylish accessory is a MUST for the holiday season and we hope you find one you love to add a little sparkle to your life!


The Year of Casey

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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.

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