A look at the Jasmine Necklace and Metallic Stonewashed Choker ~ plus styling tips!
If you’ve been to my blog you’ll know I’m an accessories junkie. If you haven’t been to my blog, allow me to introduce myself. I’m DWJ, and I’m an accessories junkie.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I can talk about one of my favorite jewelry brands, PONO. We heart this has reviewed this fun and fresh line and we were thrilled when they generously donated their Royal Choker Necklaces to our Raffle for the Rescues Gift Bags.
Plus I had the pleasure of taking the Chain Link Necklace in Matte Turquoise for a test drive. So I was over the moon when wht told me I’d be receiving the Metallic Stonewashed Choker in taupe (above) to review AND they wanted me to build an outfit (or two!) around it.
The we heart this team also received the Jasmine Necklace ($162, above) in mint, a long strand necklace that you can double up or wear as one long necklace. Both necklaces are stylish and and really versatile pieces that you can dress up or dress down.
And each has the attention to detail and the quality look and feel we’ve become to expect from PONO – just look at those colors and charms in the Jasmine Necklace.
All right, I’m super excited to show you how I styled up the Metallic Stonewashed Choker ($175). This gorgeous necklace is bold, but not overwhelming and while a large, statement piece – surprisingly light.
As for styling, I think when most people see a statement making necklace like this one and it’s metallic they think they can only wear it in the evening or when they’re dressed up. I believe in wearing pieces I love, whenever I want, whatever time of day.
I thought I’d show you how I’d wear this necklace both to work and how I’d wear it during the day over a weekend when I’m doing something casual – two looks that I don’t think you’d expect to pair with this piece.
The metallic taupe shade of this necklace makes it a really versatile color to work with. Honestly, I can pair it with almost everything in my closet. For work I decided that my neutral olive green skirt would pair nicely with a bright coral boatneck. Since I wasn’t wearing any print, why not add a bit of metallic boldness with the choker? The rest of the outfit is so simple, it really let’s the necklace shine.
For a casual weekend day, I decided I wanted to mix the necklace with a pattern, and decided to go with stripes in the same neutral palette. Tone on tone makes it easier to mix pattern with such a bold piece of jewelry. This dolman sleeve striped top is a light top and I thought it would be fun to pair it with shorts for a casual night out with friends. Since I didn’t want to be too over the top I paired it with colorful wedges to get a pop of color in a very neutral but chic color palette.
A final word of advice: if you’re a little intimated by a statement piece, pick a neutral color like this one so you can find ways to sneak it into your wardrobe more often.
When I get dressed it’s all about having fun and to me, the PONO link style choker is fun because of the metallic sheen and the exaggerated shape. I’d honestly throw this one with a white tank top or t-shirt and a pair of skinny jeans and feel cute while running errands. And I highly recommend you check out the PONO Annex so you can look and feel casually chic as well!
Readers – do you go big and bold with everyday jewelry? PONO has unique, colorful and fun pieces to fit every style and budget!
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