I Think This Classic Necklace Trend Is the Most Versatile Closet Staple Ever

Some of the things I missed wearing the most when my little ones were babies were my necklaces. Little grabby hands and necklaces do not mix well, so I had to give them up for a minute and settle for wearing other jewelry, like small earrings and my rings. To be honest, I felt naked without a necklace—it is truly versatile and can elevate just about any outfit.

Now that I am able to wear one (or a few) with ease, I just can't get enough. It's perfect timing, too, since simple chain necklaces are trending. The options are endless and come in a variety of styles at different price points. My favorites at the moment are paper-clip chains and anchor-chain necklaces in both dainty and chunky versions.

Ahead, shop 30 of my top necklace picks of the moment. There is something for every personal style. Wear one alone or mix and match a few for a cool layered look. 

This under-$50 find elevates even the most casual of looks.

Paper-clip-chain necklaces are having a moment.

This is an easy way to achieve a chic layered look.

I would have never guessed this elevated rope chain was under $100.

I'm a huge fan of this silver paper-clip chain.

At under $50, this cool pick is a steal.

A stacked-necklace look is great no matter the outfit.

This silver necklace sits right at the collarbone.

I love the chunkier look for this chain necklace.

Here's a cool choker-length option.

A small dot pendant completes this dainty chain.

This flat option comes in both yellow gold and silver.

This is a classic sterling silver option.

I've never heard of a snail chain before. Chic!

Here's a high-shine pick that makes a subtle statement.

This lightweight option is perfect on it's own or layered with other cool pieces.

This super-delicate pick is a best seller.

A necklace and matching bracelet? Yes, please.

A simple chain like this is perfect for a minimalist.

At under $25, it's hard to pass this necklace up.

This herringbone snake chain makes for a great jewelry staple.