My abiding penchant for necklaces is evident to anyone who knows me. My collection is eclectic, if not entirely handed-down or constructed from other fragments—a mesh-like rhinestone bow without a chain, a century-old cameo, beads from the bottom of a drawer.
There are the cheapies, the vintage, and the pieces from childhood: a gold cross, a sailboat pendant from Dubai, a misshapen Elsa Peretti C. They’re all layered without abandon, because I believe accessorizing shouldn’t be planned or premeditated. (What is the fascination with matching?)
Most of all, I love a good chunky necklace. Here are three of my favorites.
WHAT: Alexis Bittar “Victoria” necklace. (Buy it here.)
WHY: When I tried it on, it felt delightfully substantial yet not overpowering. (Plus, it would look incredible with a white tank and jeans.)
WHAT: Marni Large Flower necklace (Buy it here.)
WHY: You can’t go wrong with Marni’s signature, statement-making resin and ribbon baubles: compelling and edgy but always wearable.
WHAT: Dori Csengeri Santa Fe necklace. (Buy it here.)
WHY: It’s ornate–more tribal work of art than accessory–and stands out from its trendier counterparts. (Pair it with a slinky black dress, and you’re set.)