For example, I've been seeing statement necklaces with button-up tops here and there, alerting my attention to something that might actually work in my world. Then a recent email from J. Crew piqued my interest and I had to try this trend! Here was the inspiration:
And here is my take on it:
Bracelets from my closet
The fabric of this blouse is, well, blouse-y rather than button-up-y, so the collar could not hold up to two layered necklaces, but I felt the Peter Pan style collar, the print, and the pretty fabric-covered buttons were the perfect complement to my necklace.
Also, these were the clean pants in my closet, so I needed something to complement them!
This is my preppy expression.
Reminds me of 80s teen movies for some reason.
Aha! Maybe it's reminiscent of the boxy button-ups and pearl necklace-brooch combos that we* used to wear.
*Ignore this whole section if you can't immediately name a John Hughes movie.suitable necklaces! (You know the one. She and I have a date. If she's not sold by you know when, she's mine. Agreed?)