Summer Style: Statement Necklaces (And We’re Giving One Away!)

May 30, 2013 | By | Comments (86)

necklace41 Summer Style: Statement Necklaces (And Were Giving One Away!)You’ve heard it time and again—a bold, gorgeous necklace is the easiest way to spruce up a tired wardrobe. We’ve pulled together five envy-inducing necklaces by Southern designers, all perfect for summer (plus, how and where to wear them). Read through to see how you can win one of these beautiful pieces for yourself.

1. The Ellen necklace by Hyla Dewitt ($155)
Colorful and bold with subtle sparkle
Wear it with: Solid-colored minidress and a clutch in a contrasting color
Wear it to: An evening cocktail party where you will see and be seen

2.  Vintage Starburst Necklace by Marquin Designs ($148)
Lady-like with a vintage twist
Wear it with: Brightly colored shift, and classic pumps
Wear it to: Any highbrow affair—hello wedding season!

3.  The Parker Necklace by Kathleen Murphy($58)
Cheerful, bright, and layered
Wear it with: 
Cuffed shorts, a breezy blouse, and colorful pair of flats
Wear it to: Your Fourth of July barbecue

4.  Brave Bamboo Coral with White Druzy Geode Necklace by Brave Design ($204)
Playful and beachy
Wear it with: Lightweight maxi dress and flat summer sandal
Wear it to: 
A seaside vacation spot, sipping frothy drinks on the pier

5.  Double Shake Hand Necklace by Young Frankk, ($96)
Effortless with modern materials and sleek lines
Wear it with: 
Silk blouse, slim cropped slacks and stilettos
Wear it to: 
A big meeting—it’s perfect for a chic and professional look

Tell us how you would wear the Brave Design necklace in the comments below for a chance to win it! Official contest rules here


  1. Ellen Holtman

    I’d wear #4 on my first trip to Italy (in September) to dress up my black and white travel clothes!

    July 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm
  2. Barbara Conklin Teter

    I would wear with the floral dress that I am wearing to my son’s rehearsal dinner in August. Then I would give it to my new daughter-in-law as a remembrance of that very special occasion and to welcome her into our family!

    June 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm
  3. Deirdre (@BeautyMustsMom)

    I would pair this beauty with a white men’s t-shirt, skinny blue jeans and some star stud earrings (feeling very patriotic)!

    June 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm
  4. Ashley Riddle Williams

    Congratulations to Donna Kopa, the winner of the Brave Design Giveaway! Thank you all for your great comments!

    June 4, 2013 at 9:35 am
  5. buenasNOCHes (@hannahnochera)

    I love that necklace! I have more of an olive skin tone so I think it would look great with a black maxi dress and gold simple sandals. With turqoise painted nails of course!

    June 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm
  6. Lynn Griggs Case

    I would wear it with a floral long skirt, sandals, linen colored top, and big straw purse. Love it!! Coral is my color this spring/summer. 🙂

    June 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm
  7. rhodaj

    This will be perfect for when I visit the National Mall in D.C. this Fourth of July! I’ve never been there and am SOOOO excited to visit! Wearing the stylish Brave Bamboo Coral with White Druzy Geode Necklace by Brave Design will be the perfect main accessory to make me feel alive and glow! Flats and a flowing pattern skirt with a light colored blouse will allow this beautiful piece and me to shine! A woman should feel good about herself and always feel beautiful! The perfect accessory can always help this to come true. What a beautiful piece, in a beautiful place, to me feel beautiful also!

    June 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  8. myssy1382

    I absolutely love that color, and I just bought a pair of wedges that match it exactly! I love to add pops of color to otherwise neutral outfits, and I can completely see that necklace going with a simple white tank top and tailored khaki shorts with my new wedges!

    June 2, 2013 at 10:44 am
  9. dthies0522

    Since I’m a Midwesterner and slightly north of the south with no beaches for many, many miles, I would make sure to plan a special event (maybe a trip, visit to a winery or a family BBQ) to show off the necklace. I’m a simpler person, but this necklace would help me show my fun side. I used to only wear a watch and a pair of stud earrings. In the past year I have started wearing necklaces and this one I would wear proudly and often. For my special event, I would pair it with a white scoop neck or v-neck shirt so the colors would stand out and a pair of khaki shorts and flip flops.

    June 2, 2013 at 8:11 am
  10. Connie Jones Tucker

    It would dress up my “old” birthday suit

    June 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm
  11. Tricia Raines Griffin

    “Cowgirl it up”

    June 1, 2013 at 10:30 am
  12. Tricia Raines Griffin

    While all of the previous comments and ideas sound awesome– They all sound so similar !! Wanna step outside the box with this LA(lower ALABAMA) country girl? My Classic long (to cover backside) light Chambray shirt with rolled up sleeves with dark denim skinny jeans– favorite cowboy boots. Wear a white tank so you can unbutton a little lower to let that gorgeous necklace “show off”. Hair down and no other jewelry 🙂 Country Chic!!
    Tricia Griffin

    June 1, 2013 at 9:41 am
  13. Jon Rhodes

    i’d wear this with a sky blue maxi dress and gold thong sandals.

    May 31, 2013 at 9:38 pm
  14. WSS (@WendySueCupcake)

    love! I’d wear it with a printed tunic and a classic black bikini to a poolside bash and add gold sandals.

    May 31, 2013 at 8:30 pm
  15. Marie Bannister

    I love the Brave Design necklace and would wear it with a plain white tee-denim capris and flip flops most of the time-to let the necklace be the “attention getter”. Of course, that is, unless my Scottish Terrier is with me-then he gets all the attention….

    May 31, 2013 at 3:40 pm
  16. Jennifer Burns

    I would wear the Brave Bamboo Coral and White necklace with my navy maxi dress and pair it with my yellow strappy flat sandals, or with my navy and white striped knee length dress and grey wedge heels, or my white strapless beach dress. I would probably wear it every day if I won it! 🙂

    May 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm
  17. Anna robertson (@Reddirtword)

    First, I would get a pedicure to match that coral color and then go neutral from the ground up with a white linen top or dress to flow in the summer breeze.

    May 31, 2013 at 1:42 pm
  18. Kate Davidson Metzinger

    Fun summer, solid color dress, nude heels and this necklace!

    May 31, 2013 at 12:29 pm
  19. Sarah Barksdale

    I love that necklace! I would definitely wear it with my black maxi dress to work and to the beach this summer. That necklace is just the right pop of color!

    May 31, 2013 at 11:13 am
  20. Jenny Klaus Flaim

    I would wear this on our trip to Assateague, MD this summer. My 10 month old daughter loves bling (she gets it honest and I’m teaching her right) and she would be fascinated with the beautiful druzy in the sunlight. I’d put it over my lovely sunshine yellow maxi dress, another of her favorites. Then, I’d changed into a 3/4 sleeve boatneck turquoise shift for a dinner date with my handsome husband to Fagers Island for dinner and their sunset 1812 Overture, then maybe a walk on the boardwalk and a ride on the old Trimper’s Carousel. I’m in love with this idea, I hope it comes to be reality 🙂

    May 31, 2013 at 11:01 am
  21. Jena Simonds

    Oh my stars, I just love love love number four! It’s a little bit edgy, a little bit glam, a lot bit bold! How precious would it be paired with my sateen ankle pants and baby pink boatneck chiffon top and snakeskin wedges? Or how gorgeous would it be against my hi-lo cobalt blue dress? Or my green silk blouse? See, it really wants to be mine.

    May 31, 2013 at 10:43 am
  22. Elizabeth Wilkes Brown

    I would wear it with a white button down, beige linen pants or shorts and sandals with gold and turquoise.

    May 31, 2013 at 10:38 am
  23. Lori Draughon

    I would wear it my tiffany blue shift dress, silver wedges. no other jewelry, i subscribe to the less is more philosophy.

    May 31, 2013 at 9:45 am
  24. ealabord

    My style is very boho/beachy so this statement necklace is right up my alley! I’d love to pair it with a neutral maxi dress for a or peasant style top with jean shorts and sandals.

    May 31, 2013 at 7:45 am
  25. Sheila Jones

    I would wear it with a tan or orange top or just about any color. To work or anywhere else it give any one a happy feeling.

    May 31, 2013 at 6:54 am
  26. Mary Zelli (@mdzelli)

    Wow, what a gorgeous necklace. I would wear it with everything and nothing at all!!! Seriously though, I have a wedding for a friend’s daughter at Hatteras, NC at the beach in June and this would be stunning with the very simple royal blue V Neck fitted dress that I plan to wear. Simple, casual elegant but most of all fun, which is my jewelry trademark. Life is too short to be serious all the time.

    May 31, 2013 at 6:01 am
  27. Emily Lahm

    I would wear it to celebrate the Fourth of July! THIS is the year to show your patriotism; so many sad things have happened that we need to show our love for our country and each other.

    May 31, 2013 at 5:55 am
  28. Phyllis Dailey McDougald

    Wow, A lovely simple but exquisite necklace to wear with your causal apparel at the beach or for your more formal occasion. A perennial must-have! Beautiful Coral.

    May 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm
  29. Tina Hansen

    Would wear a Vera Wang scoop neck, short sleeve peach top, white capris, wedge shoes to match necklace. Coach light peach Penelope leather handbag. Earrings I’d wear chunky silver hoops.

    May 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm
  30. vickysfreebies

    I would wear it with ecru(beige) summer dress…so the beautiful necklace colors to stand out.

    May 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm
  31. Walter Sachs

    My wife would wear it. She is Portuguese and I think it would go great with her olive skin.

    May 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm
  32. Jeanne Lindsay Raines

    Since I’m a casual VA girl, I would wear this beauty to a girls night out with a white linen smock, skinny jeans, Jack Rodgers wedges and carry a cute straw clutch. Add a pair of silver hoops…yes, please…a martini!

    May 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm
  33. Sarah Nesbitt Artecona

    Being a classic prep, I would wear with a crisp white shirt, collar popped. Khaki skirt, ballet flats. Nothing too flashy so The Parker gets all the attention!

    May 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm
  34. S.A.L. (@aissa321)

    I would definitely play it beach casual. I would pair the Brave Bamboo Parker necklace with a simple cream boho crop top, dark hi waisted denim shorts and faded coral keds. Hair definitely up in a messy bun, don’t want to hide the necklace with the locks. Makeup would be neutral, maybe a pop of a complimentary colour on the eyes and thick black mascara. Perfect for a dinner date on the beach!

    May 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm
  35. Sharon Malinowski

    I’m going to a summer cocktail party in July and would wear it proudly. Anything I wear with it will be insignificant.

    May 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm
  36. Jean Burrell Parks

    I would wear it with a Kelly green top, khaki jacket and dark or white denim jeans or skirt. Love coral/orange paired with green and khaki.

    May 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm

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