Q&A: What Necklace to Wear with a Turtleneck Sweater

March 14th, 2007

Theory \'Juliet\' Cashmere SweaterQ:  I just found a great bargain on a black cashmere turtleneck and love it.  But it seems a little plain to me - I’m just used to seeing my neckline and my favorite necklace sticking out.  I’ve been told by some girls I know that a turtleneck works well with something over it - but what?

A:  With high necked shirt styles, like turtlenecks, you want to counterbalance with a long necklace.  And the more substantial the turtleneck, the more visual weight the long necklace needs to hold.  A chunky turtleneck, for example, requires a heavier chain or larger, bolder stones.  A more lightweight turtleneck, however, can be paired with a more delicate necklace.

Junk Necklace by Erica AnenbergSince the turtleneck you’re accessorizing is a simple, elegant black, you may want to pair it with a necklace with more of an edge.  For an edgy elegant look, you may want to try a necklace like Erica Anenberg’s "Junk Necklace."  It features a 30" sterling silver chain and unusual found item charms  that should contrast nicely with the sophistication of the black turtleneck.

Pictured: Theory ‘Juliet’ Cashmere Sweater | $197.90 at Nordstrom.  Erica Anenberg ‘Junk’ Necklace | $156 at Erica Anenberg.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jen - Shop Happy  |  March 18th, 2007 at 7:52 am

    That junk necklace really isn’t my style, but I’m strangely attracted too it.

  • 2. Trisha  |  March 18th, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    It is quite something, though, isn’t it?

  • 3. esther  |  November 20th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    something hideous.

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