Why I ❤ Statement Necklaces

I love this look so much. I initially thought it was because of the pants, but after carefully thinking about it I realized that my necklace is what inspired this look to begin with. 

I really hope the statement necklace comes back next year, and the following year, and the year after that. In honor of my love for this piece of jewelry, here are 10 reasons why I think they're the best thing since sliced bread.
  1. They are attention-grabbing and therefore can be used to detract attention from other areas, like your very bad hair day.
  2. They're an easy and affordable way to dress up a simple outfit.
  3.  They instantly make you feel chic and well put together.
  4. They're so easy to build outfits around, and might inspire combinations you might not have otherwise thought of.
  5. You can match your makeup and/or earrings to the necklace, for a little touch of playful repetition.
  6. You will get tons of compliments wearing one!
  7. You can organize them by displaying them as art on your walls, dresser, or wherever else you like.
  8. They're instant conversation starters.
  9. They give you something to casually play with if you are nervous or something, or if you're a helpless fidgeter (I know, not a word) like me.
  10. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors (get your mind out of the gutter.. I'm talking about statement necklaces, remember?) so you can always find one to express yourself with!

Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft (someone's selling them on Ebay)
Purse: Gifted from years ago (Coach knockoff)
Necklace: Macy's (Brasil Collection)
Earrings: Nordstrom