One Necklace, Two Ways: The Perfect Workday Accessory

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You don’t need a ton of pieces to make your wardrobe work! Just become best friends with the basics and you’re set to pull together an effortless outfit in seconds. But one thing is guaranteed to tie it all together –an eye-catching accessory. One of my favourites? The Gem Necklace from Foxy Originals. With just the right amount of sparkle, this piece is ready to rock with you from day to night. Here’s how to wear it no matter where your busy schedule takes you!

Nine to Five

“What will I wear to work?” It’s a question we ask too often, especially when Monday rolls around! To make things easier (and much faster in the morning), choose a classic white shirt, black pants, and throw on a patterned coat or poncho for added flare. But to really make the outfit pop, pair it with Foxy Orginals’ Gem Necklace –it’s the perfect piece. Though I styled mine with fall-appropriate attire, it works just as well with dresses, skirts, and blouses.

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After-Hours

Sure, the Gem Necklace does its job from nine to five, but it works just as hard overtime. The secret to changing it up when your duties for the day are done? Double-up the necklace to create a shorter piece. Wear it with a strappy black top, leather leggings, and a brightly coloured clutch –you’re ready to head out on the town!

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There you have it –one necklace, two ways!

To read more about this great Canadian brand founded by Jennifer Ger and Suzie Chemel, and to browse through their collections, click here. And don’t forget to keep up with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest looks! Stay tuned for my follow-up post on the matching earrings —see them for yourself here.

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Short and Sweet: The Comeback of Collar Necklaces

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Like many fashion trends, collar necklaces keep making their way in and out of style. Some years, it’s the pendant and tassel that take the stage, while others, shorter ones that sit perched up high on the neck are all over the runway.

This season, it seems like it’s once again best to keep things short and sweet. With a comeback from the 90s, those woven plastic chokers worn by teens have graduated into a more mature and sleek look that is often clad in silver or gold. The idea stays the same, but what you wear it with shouldn’t! Gone are the days where it’s acceptable to pair it with a cropped tee and denim cutoff shorts. Instead, go for a modern pencil skirt and those red-soled Louboutins.

If you’re interested in getting your very own collar necklace, here are a few great options.

Sleek and Silver: For a polished and professional look, opt for a necklace with few details. The Modern Classic Metal Collar from Ann Taylor is a perfect example! There isn’t much to it, but the silver and pearl accents are ones to applaud. It’ll look fantastic with a white t-shirt and jeans, or equally as great with an LBD.

Getting Twisted:  Change things up with this twisted Gold-Tone Knot Necklace from Michael Kors. It can be the staple to any summer dress, or an essential addition to your look for a night out on the town. And when your necklace demands so much attention,  keep all other accessories minimal.

On the Fringe: Aiming for bohemian flair? Then a fringed collar necklace is your solution. Stella and Dot has a fantastic option, with gold accents and fun details. So with sandals and a beach bag in tow, you’re ready for summer or at least some warmer spring temps (whenever those decide to roll around).

Which of these three is your favourite?

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