Punch Up Your Wardrobe With These Statement Necklaces

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but rhinestones are like your life-of-the-party college buddy. They’re loud, a little outrageous, and — when clustered together on a necklace — never fail to be the center of attention.  See how Olivia Munn, Rihanna, and more style this bold bijou before tackling the trend yourself.

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    Chunky costume necklaces are back in a big way this season. And it doesn’t take much to find a great one for under $100. Talk about a major bang for your buck.

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    PHOTO: First View

    Rochas

    Alas, this stunner from Rochas’ F/W 13 collection is currently sold-out. But if we ever manage to get our hands on one, we’d style the versatile piece six ways to Sunday.

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    PHOTO: Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

    Dries Van Noten

    We love how the rectangular crystals on this sold-out Dries Van Noten F/W 13 necklace are offset by the thin silver-plated band. It’s ‘90s minimalism meets early ‘00s bling.

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    PHOTO: Michael Stewart/WireImage

    Rihanna

    Out on the VMA after-party circuit in New York, the singer’s rhinestone choker (almost) diverted attention from the plunging neckline of her Balmain Jacquard V-Neck Dress ($2187). An eye-catching accessory is a fail-safe way to spice up a little black dress.

     

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Lina Soderstrom

    Denim and rhinestones are a classic combination (as any southern belle will tell you). Here, the model gives the look a modern twist with a tailored blazer and shirt from GANT Rugger. Note how she buttons her blouse all the way up to better showcase the necklace.

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    PHOTO: Adam Katz Sinding

    Anna Wintour

    If Vogue’s Queen Bee wears a look, you can trust it’s going to stick around for a while. Wintour put a Park Avenue doyenne spin on the statement necklace when she paired it with a natty tweed suit during New York Fashion Week last month. That her younger companion is wearing a similar piece proves the trend has trans-generational appeal.

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    PHOTO: Kristin Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com

    Eva Mendes

    All that glitters is not a statement necklace as Eva Mendes made evident with the vintage-inspired bauble that she designed and wore to the of launch of her New York & Company collection in Manhattan last month.

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    PHOTO: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

    Olivia Munn

    At the L'Oreal’s Women In Digital NEXT Generation Awards in New York, the Newsroom actress’s sparkling bib necklace, together with a fuchsia lip, added just the right amount of oomph to her understated dress from the Thakoon Addition Resort 13 collection.

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    Sara Escudero

    Why have one bold accessory when you can have two? Spotted in her hometown, Madrid, the Collage Vintage blogger channeled a romantic boho vibe with an embellished clutch and collar necklace. If you do double up, just be sure to keep your outfit simple lest things start to look cluttered.

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    Andy Torres

    The Style Scrapbook blogger hit the Manhattan streets in an & Other Stories dress, Mango cap, Balenciaga Buckle Strap Ankle Boot ($1,275), and Proenza Schouler PS11 Classic Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag ($1950). Her sizable necklace adds detail to the ensemble and prevents it from looking too sporty.

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Tamu

    No makeup? No problem. A strand of shiny stones adds instant polish to a low-maintenance look.

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    A|X Statement Necklace ($58)

    Statement Necklace ($58)

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    BaubleBar

    Maharaja Fringe Strand ($44)

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    Erickson Beamon

    Navy Necklace ($295)

     

     

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    Forever 21

    Glam Bejeweled Necklace ($13)

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    Lulu Frost

    Sunburst Collar Necklace ($335)

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    Tom Binns

    Pearls In Peril Necklace ($588)

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    Juliet & Company

    Petite Foret Necklace ($75)

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A|X Statement Necklace

A|X Statement Necklace

A|X, $58
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Ann Taylor Paisley Chunky Statement Necklace ($115)

Ann Taylor Paisley Chunky Statement Necklace ($115)

Ann Taylor, $115
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BaubleBar Maharaja Fringe Strand

BaubleBar Maharaja Fringe Strand

BaubleBar, $44
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Lulu Frost Sunburst Collar Necklace

Lulu Frost Sunburst Collar Necklace

Lulu Frost, $335
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Zara Crystal Drop Necklace

Zara Crystal Drop Necklace

Zara, $30
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ASOS New Look Frosted Stone Bib Necklace

ASOS New Look Frosted Stone Bib Necklace

ASOS, $36
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Juliet & Company Petite Foret Necklace

Juliet & Company Petite Foret Necklace

Juliet & Company, $75
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Forever 21 Glam Bejeweled Necklace

Forever 21 Glam Bejeweled Necklace

Forever 21, $13
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Kate Spade Steal The Spotlight Statement Necklace

Kate Spade Steal The Spotlight Statement Necklace

Kate Spade, $198
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Tom Binns Pearls In Peril Necklace

Tom Binns Pearls In Peril Necklace

Tom Binns, $588
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Mango Touch Faceted Stones Bib Necklace

Mango Touch Faceted Stones Bib Necklace

Mango, $60
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Erickson Beamon Navy Necklace

Erickson Beamon Navy Necklace

Erickson Beamon, $295
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