Must-Wear Necklace Trends for Fall

Necklaces add instant pop to an outfit, finish a look and add some flair to a basic ensemble. For fall, there are some great necklace trends to consider, many of which have been around for some time. The good news is if you may already have some necklaces in your wardrobe from last season that will probably work just as well this year. Here are five necklace trends to check out for the new season. 

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Pendant necklace
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The long pendant necklace has been around for a few seasons now and will continue into fall. Pendants are great for casual wear when you just want to add a little touch of something to a sweater and jeans outfit, and they also look great when worn with a basic dress. There are endless varieties of pendant necklaces in stores right now, from eye-catching unique styles to simple, delicate ones. ​

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Statement Necklaces

Statement necklace
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They're called statement necklaces for a reason. These eye-catching, bold and often chunky necklaces add striking style to any outfit and really call attention to the face. Not sure how to wear one? Try keeping the rest of your outfit minimal and making it all about the necklace. 

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Layered Necklaces

Layered necklace

Layered necklaces give an outfit an artistic and creative look while being elegant at the same time. There are two ways to do necklace layering. The first is to take some of your own necklaces and layer them together to create a layered and eclectic look with different sized and shaped necklaces. Alternatively, you can also look for layered necklaces sold by many designers. The chains that make up layered necklaces tend to be of different lengths. The beauty of this is that the layers can fill in more open necklines and add plenty of dimension to an outfit. A button-down shirt with layers of necklaces filling in the neckline is beautiful.  ​

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Chokers were big in the 90s, and with the resurgence of this decade in fashion, they are back. Chokers look best when the space around the neck is open and clean. A deep plunging neckline or a sharp v-neck will be a great backdrop for a choker. If you have a shorter neck, either avoid chokers or, if you really want to embrace this trend, choose finer ones that don't take up too much space. Chokers typically look great on people with long, graceful necks. 

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Chunky Chain Necklaces

Chunky chain necklace
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Chunky chain necklaces continue to be popular for fall. Normally they are on the shorter side and, similarly to layered necklaces, have different metals, colors, thickness, and materials included. Being on the shorter side, these necklaces look great with open necklines but can also be added to a turtleneck sweater or over a button down shirt for a trendy finish. ​

Pick the right necklaces for your body and style

With all the different necklaces out there it can be hard to choose the right styles for you. Just because something is trendy doesn't mean you should own it. The first thing to look at is whether the necklace style is right for your body. For example, if you have a short neck, short, chunky necklaces may make your neck look shorter, and women with large chests sometimes look bustier in long, bulky pendant necklaces. Necklaces are a great way to refresh the existing clothes in your wardrobe and to make them feel new. To get the most out of the hot necklaces for fall, try a few of the trends listed and see how having these items will change up what you already own.