Meet Melanie, one of our bloggers for “The Next Level; Life + Fashion” issue!
“Hello darlings! I’m Melanie from Lace and Combat Boots, a life and style blog all about celebrating the little things in life. My blog focuses on personal style, my adventures in New York and beautiful moments.
That being said, one of my favorite accessories is a great statement necklace. I’m typically on the go with work, volunteering and blogging, so the less time I spend staring into the infinite abyss that is my closet, the better.
A good statement necklace can really work wonders, especially when you’re a busy bee. They add just the right amount of dazzle to an outfit and can instantly take them from Anne Hathaway’s character at the beginning of “The Devil Wears Prada” to the new Andy with blunt bangs, a killer outfit and a plane ticket to Paris with Miranda Presley. Ok, they may not have that much of an effect, but they’re pretty close! At least as close as you can get with a single accessory.
An eye-catching necklace instantly pulls together an outfit effortlessly. More importantly, they’re a great way to put a stylish and trendy twist on more classic looks like a little black dress.
Statement necklaces have been popular for a while now, and they don’t look like they’re going anywhere.
On any given day, I might pair bold sparkles with a chambray shirt, a bold necklace with a bold pattern, or even a bright neon piece with a plain white t-shirt. Glamming up your more casual pieces with a sparkly statement necklace is always a fun way to play with style. I also really love layering a necklace under the collar of a buttoned up blouse. The possibilities are endless!
We can all use a little sparkle in our lives, and a statement necklace is just what you’ve been looking for. As Kirsten Kuehn once said, “You mustn’t be afraid to sparkle a little brighter, darling.”
– Melanie, Lace and Combat Boots