Thursday, January 31, 2008

What to Wear: Tricky Necklace

Amy has a necklace that she can't figure out what to wear with. Here is her request:
I've been a lurker on your blog and have loved the accessories you have put with your outfits from Forever21. I asked my cute husband for a few Christmas stocking stuffers from there, and let him just choose something that he thought I would like. He said that the selection wasn't that great at our store, but that he did his best. He's got great style, but I'm having a hard time coming up with what to wear with this necklace. I'm stumped. It's not normally something I would choose, but I really, really want to wear it - because it's from him and I love him! I'm 5'9", average build with broad shoulders, long legs, green eyes and shoulder-length, blondish-brown hair. Thank you in advance.
The necklace is mid-length and pearly; a tricky style to pull off. It definitely requires something with a collar and a v-neck styling. Here is my suggestion:

Necklace - Similar to Amy's.
Shirt - This type of collar is so flattering. I always feel very "Jane Austen" when wearing a similar top with my hair up and a chunky strand of pearls. Make sure that the sleeves are bit longer than cap to downsize wide shoulders. These look safe to me.
Jeans - Trouser jeans look great on casual Friday or when running around town. You could definitely pair this top with a pencil skirt for work or church.
Cardigan - With delicate details at the shoulder.
Shoes - Ankle strap wedges in black suede with a bow.
Bag - From Forever21 with a rope handle.
Bracelet - Floral bangle from Forever21.

Toss your favorite wool coat on top and you're ready to go!


love.boxes said...

I love that green shirt. It's gorgeous!

Lorrie said...

I have this shirt in a wine color and love it! I bought it when Emily suggested it in another post over the summer.