Everyone Always Asks Me About These Necklaces

At Who What Wear, we endeavour to answer all of your fashion questions, whether it's via an Instagram message or stats around what people are searching for. One of the questions that people are googling is, "How do I wear a necklace?" This might seem like one of those items that requires little to no styling instruction, however, there are certain layering tricks that require little to no thought but have maximum impact.

When it comes to what necklace to buy in the first place, this year pearl pendants, shell chokers and chunky chain collars are the trending items, however a medallion pendant and thin chains are classic pieces that are highly unlikely to ever date. Recently I have been wearing the same two necklaces with every outfit—a pearl pendant and a gold teardrop necklace from Alighieri—and I have found they go with every outfit.


For the best pendants to wear with a wrap blouse to the duo that goes with everything, keep scrolling for the complete answer to the necklace question.

1. Pendant Necklaces + Wrap Tops


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Style Notes: Wrap tops or plunging blouses lend themselves to a lot of necklaces. If you stick to one colour, you simply layer on five or so chains.

2. One pendant Necklace + One Snake Chain


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Style Notes: For a more simple layered look, pair a gold pendant necklace with a snake chain.

3. Chunky Chains + Round Necklines


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Style Notes: Weighty chain necklaces are proving really popular this year, and they look amazing with round-neck T-shirts or bodysuits.

4. Statement Chokers + Oversized Shirts


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Style Notes: Beaded, pearl or shell chokers are the perfect partner to a classic Oxford shirt.

5. Pearl Pendant + Gold Pendants


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Style Notes: One of the most popular pairings this year is a gold pendant worn with a pearl pendant— and this duo will go with almost every outfit.

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2019.

Emma Spedding