In keeping with my recent theme of clean lines and modern silhouettes, I planned this outfit around a statement black crystal bib necklace. I added a touch of colour to monochromatic greys, silvers and blacks with an orangey-red lipstick.
I'd been passively looking for a statement necklace for months beforehand. Being a grad student at the time, I wasn't willing to spend a lot, but didn't want anything that looked really cheap either. I finally found this one in the markets in Thailand for $15. It's a quick and easy way to dress up an otherwise plain outfit, and I also like to wear it peeking out from a brightly-coloured collared shirt. The crystals are sewn onto a piece of fabric so the necklace lays flat.
And now for my next trick...
Sheath dress – Calvin Klein (Winners) (also seen here)
Shoes – Guess (Winners)
Bracelet – Le Chateau
Earrings – Steelex