This beautiful piece my friends is the Chain Link Necklace in Matte Turquoise by PONO, my new favorite jewelry company. You may have heard of PONO or seen their pieces before, they’re featured in a ton of magazines but even if you haven’t heard of them yet, you’ll want a piece. The very kind folks at PONO let me borrow the necklace for a few weeks so I could figure out how I would style it for a How to Accessorize post. I decided to come up with not 1 but 3 looks because I know this piece is bold and could be intimidating to some but I wanted to show how seamlessly it would fit into any wardrobe. Needless to say, everyone who saw it fell in love with it AND I did not want to give it back when my 3 weeks were up (sigh…), but I did. Reluctantly.
I adore chain link necklaces and this matte turquoise was both bold and fun. This is definitely a great statement piece. I decided to wear it casually and then step it up a notch for cocktails with the girls later on in the evening.
I like putting the turquoise against a great hot pink tunic, it really made the necklace POP! Since I’m doing so much color up top I decided to throw on my favorite jeans and my pink sequined Chuck Taylors (why not?) on for a bit of fun. And when you wear a necklace this bold, you really don’t need any other jewelry. I had on a bangle and I just felt like it wasn’t even necessary so I took it off. Later that evening I went to cocktails with the girls and it was a bit windy and felt like fall. I slipped on a lightweight pinstriped wide leg trouser and turquoise wedges to compliment the necklace. I was carrying a ton of stuff with me that day so my hot pink patent LeSportsac was also necessary to finish off the look.
I let the necklace shine by pairing it with a simple cotton little black dress I’ve had forever. The dress has a scoop neck shape and long sleeves and I belted it with a wide black patent leather belt to give it a bit more shape. Paired with my black cap toe ballet flats and a Dooney & Bourke bag, both with bits of turquoise in them paired nicely with the necklace. I went into my meeting and the necklace was what we discussed for the first 10 minutes before we got down to business. I’m telling you, everyone loved it.
This particular necklace retails for $215 and readers who are interested in it can call 1-866-336-PONO or email PONO@bobbitrim.com. If you don’t have that kind of money in your budget right now don’t worry, the PONO Annex is where you want to look. It has a lot of their pieces from previous releases but at sample sale prices. Seriously. I’m drooling over their bangles and a few of the necklaces as well. There are lots of items at under $25 and they stock it regularly. You can also get updates from their Twitter and Facebook account too. They’re also putting up new images of products that are coming soon.
I am in love with this jewelry line, it’s so bold and fresh and fun!
So what do you think about this necklace? Would you wear it? Have you seen PONO? I want to know what you think!