Trend Report: Bib Necklaces

We’ve all got those classic fashion favorites: the worn-in skinny jeans, the basic tee, the LBD you’ve had for years. But the trick to keeping those closet staples fresh, trendy, and chic is pairing those outfits with the perfect accessory.

Bib necklaces offer an oversized piece of sparkle to that basic outfit your friends have already seen you wear 15 times in the past month (after all, we can’t all afford to live and shop like Blair Waldorf, right?). Pair Forever 21’s Satin Chain Necklace ($14.80) with a basic white tank, jeans and a nice pair of heels, and you’re ready for a girl’s night out- looking fabulously in vogue with minimal effort.

Got a hot date coming up? Spice up that timeless black mini by adding Charlotte Russe’s Pearl and Chain Necklace with Ribbon($8.99). The pearls add a touch of elegance to this fun, almost hipster trend, putting a modern twist on an irresistible classic.

For you girls who are really committed to the bib craze, check out Anthropologie’s Weighted Boughs Bib Necklace ($78). Although it may be a bit of a splurge, this necklace adds a rainbow of color to any basic sweater and can go with pretty much anything. Try dressing it down for an afternoon at the movies with shorts and a comfy tank top, or take it to the limit and pair it with a ruffled top and jacket for a more professional look. Plus, Anthropologie’s high-quality fashion jewelry almost always stands that stubborn test of time (and wear!).

By Kristy Shaulis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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