How To Wear: Oversized Necklaces

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Oversized necklaces have a tendency to crop up when it comes to fashion trends. There’s something about a singular, statement piece that we just can’t resist. They’re flattering, feel impressively heavy against your skin, and always draw attention – what more could you want from a necklace?

While we may have a long-lasting love affair with oversized necklaces, that doesn’t mean that we’ve all learned exactly how to make them work with the rest of our outfit — or our body shape, for that matter. If you want to see in the autumn/winter trends with a statement necklace of your own, then you might want to take a read through these tips on how to wear them before you excitedly head to a store to buy one…

Neckline Matters

If you’re going to be wearing a big necklace, then you’re going to want people to see it. That means making a compromise on your necklace. Boat, jewel, and narrow necklines are not going to do a statement necklace any favors. Sure, it might feel more comfortable to wear without the necklace against your skin – but the simple fact is it’s going to compete, and your neck is going to look thicker as a result.

Opt for a sweetheart, scoop, or V-neck if you’re going to wear a large necklace. These styles are relatively easy to find, so there’s no excuse. And if you’re not au fait with the neckline terminology, then there’s a fabulous primer here.

Think Weight

Most women will be familiar with loving the idea of a large necklace, but really not loving what it’s like to actually wear one. These necklaces are usually fairly heavy, which can be uncomfortable if you’re going to be wearing them for a long period of time.

In these scenarios, you have two choices. You can look for more exquisitely designed such as those by Roma Designer Jewelry, which are better made and thus tend to take into account the fact the pieces need to be wearable as well as beautiful. Or you can only wear huge necklaces when you know you’re going to be able to remove them after a few hours — just make sure you take along a piece of velvet to wrap the necklace in once removed.

The Other Accessories

To be frank, if you’re going to wear a huge, attention-grabbing necklace, then you don’t really need to wear much else in terms of accessories and jewelry. The necklace is the star of the show, the centerpiece — so let it be just that. If you’re going to add distractions such as large earrings or bracelets, then the overall effect of the necklace is going to be diminished.

Keep things sparse with the rest of your accessories and jewelry, letting your necklace garner the attention and focus that it was designed to draw.

In conclusion, oversized necklaces are wonderful, eye-catching pieces that can really make an entire ensemble better. They can be tricky to wear, but if you follow the tips above, you can avoid any issues and just let your necklace be the star of the show.

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Fall Beauty Trends To Embrace This Season

Summer is winding down, and if you’re ready for the return of cozy knitwear and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, you’re not alone. Fall is a wonderful time of year – a time for change and new beginnings and of course, new trends. Fall beauty shifts away from the color pop looks of summer and moves into a much more somber or ethereal look. Get ready to revamp your beauty routine for fall with this breakdown of this season’s top beauty trends.

Metallics

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Metallic colors tend to return during the fall, and this year they’re set to be more popular than ever. One look at MAC’s Instagram page will show you that metallic eyes and lips are a must-have for the season with many versatile looks out there. To really nail the trend, pick up some loose pigments in metallic shades that can be applied over your eyeshadow and lipstick to create a more intense, sleek look. Pigments can be mixed with make-up fixers and oils to deepen the shine, turning them into liquid gold and silver that make them a dream to apply. Keep the look subtle for daytime and embrace a full smoky metallic look for evening.

Matte lips

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The obsession with matte lips is about to really take off this fall, with some amazing new formulas hitting stores to provide that velvety soft finish. Matte lip colors are great for creating beautiful looks for day and night, and now that fall is here you can experiment with some darker berry colours to make a real style statement. There are some fantastic products available at the moment, and top of the pack is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream which comes in some pretty shades and is a bargain price. Keep your lips hydrated by applying lip balm or lip conditioner regularly as the ideal base for the perfect pout.

Undone hair

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The good news for girls who like to sleep in is that cool-girl hair is back for fall. The ‘undone’ look involves tousled, messed up hair (think Blake Lively) that has some subtle waves and minimal styling to create a natural look. Follow this simple Harper’s Bazaar tutorial to see how it’s done. Hats are also back for fall so if you like a baker boy cap or a cool beanie; they will be the perfect pairing to your cool-girl chic hair.

Minimalism

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Clean, fresh looks are perfect for fall and are a must for giving your skin a breather after the summer. Take some time to overhaul your skincare routine and look for products that will hydrate and exfoliate, like Dermalogica’s Daily Superfoliant, to unearth soft and glowing skin. Keep your coverage sheer and focus on creating groomed brows, subtle eyeshadow and a hint of mascara to keep your eyes looking youthful and sparkling. For a dewy complexion, add a little highlighter to your cheekbones and forehead, or you could add a few drops of liquid highlighter to your foundation for an overall luminous skin. Keep lips soft and hydrated and use a lip tint or a hint of liner for some subtle color.

Fall is a wonderful time to experiment with different looks and embrace new colors. Enjoy sampling the best of the new season beauty trends to create some gorgeous looks for day and night.