Editor’s Pick: Mansi’s Eclectic Statement Necklace
Isn’t it cool how just one accessory can elevate a basic outfit from drab to fab? I love wearing costume jewellery and have quite a collection of chunky pieces that I love experimenting with because they really glam up even the most casual work outfits. What’s more, I love statement pieces. Minimalism doesn’t appeal to my sensibilities. I like my accessories to stand out more than my outfits, and I have a fondness for pearls and gem stones.
However, lately I’ve come to the realisation that my earrings collection has gotten a bit out of hand, and I don’t have any neckpieces worth writing home about. This has prompted me to consciously steer clear of earrings while browsing online shopping websites and to check out pieces that are missing from my jewellery box instead. This is how I chanced upon this fabulous piece from India Circus.
Aptly named My Piece of the Rainbow, this bejeweled neckpiece is bright and cheery. It has one of my favourite elements — pearls — and the pops of colour make this a standout necklace. I like its clean, neat, fuss-free structure, and the fact that I can pair this with a variety of outfits. The rule of thumb I follow while buying accessories is that I should be able to pair it with at least three different outfits. If that works, then it’s in my cart pronto!
While the site advises pairing this necklace with a neutral outfit, I can totally see myself taking a bolder approach and wearing it with a hot pink kurti instead. I mean, it’s good to err on the side of caution sometimes, but where’s the fun in that?