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Fashionomics - Why a Long Necklace is the Most Versatile Piece of Jewellery You Can Own

Woah.  That was a title and a half!  I sat for yonkers conkers trying to come up with a snappy SEO-able title for this post and failed completely.  I wanted to convey that a long necklace really is everything in your jewellery box but in a cooler way.  I toyed with "At Great Lengths" and "The Long Way Round" but they were too vague and wishy-washy.  Hence the overlong title.  Sorry!

Anyway, it's true - I'm just not going to say it again, it's too long a sentence.  

You need one of these, or a couple in your wardrobe.  Because of the various ways you can wear it, it lends itself to lots of different looks, and necklines.

I'm sharing just a few ways to wear a long necklace and I'm styling the Jet Empire "Bust a Move" necklace in turquoise blue (admit it, your singing it now, aren't you?).

I think it's worth spending a little more on a piece like this as it's resolutely timeless.  Depending on the way you wear it, in can look classic, edgy or fun - sorry for the wanky fashion speak in that previous sentence.
Long necklaces suit all body types because you can simply double or triple it to suit your shape.  Tall people of course look great with it worn as a single strand, but if you're a little shorter, try it like this:

Doubled up works for all necklines, and neck lengths, too

If you have a long neck, then tripling it like a choker will look great, particularly under a shirt collar, like this:

Tripling also works well over plain necklines, like a simple black or white tee-shirt.

Layering is hot right now. I'm a bit of a sucker for this look.  It might not be for everyone, but I love the eclectic-ness (made up word right there) of it with a simple outfit.

Of course we all like to buy new pretty and there are loads of high street stores to buy on trend, fast fashion jewellery from.  It's not worth spending a lot on a studded choker, or a beaded tassel necklace that you just won't wear in a year or two's time.  A classic piece like this one is worth spending that little extra and you will get a ridiculous amount of wear from it, too.

I'm a style ambassador for Jet Empire and some of the pieces shown have been gifted to me.  That doesn't mean I'm not a huge fan of the jewellery, though, and I can't wait for the Mothers Day Special Sale tonight at their new showroom in Floreat, you can find more details on their Facebook page.


  1. I have the Jet Empire necklace in grey and love it. I'm not so good with different ways to style it and tend to just leave it long. I think I love the layered look the most.

    1. It's beautiful isn't it? You should try some new looks Raych!


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