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Vibrant necklaces that make a statement

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Bright, bold and beautiful

When it comes to accessories, a bold, colorful necklace can make all the difference. In fact, the right necklace can make or break your outfit. Check out these vibrant necklaces to make an unforgettable fashion statement.

Bright, bold and beautiful

Tropical sunset necklace

The bright coral hues of this statement necklace (Banana Republic, $70) are the perfect addition to your summer ensemble. This gold-plated necklace brings the bling with tiny crystal rhinestones interspersed between rectangular and oval coral stones.

How to wear it: Pair it with a colorful, casual maxi dress in a fun summer color like yellow or navy, or keep it simple with white.

Bright, bold and beautiful

Beaded maze necklace

Talk about vibrant! This multi-layered, beaded necklace (Banana Republic, $60) is available as shown in turquoise or in garnet red.

How to wear it: Pair it with a sexy white tank, skinny jeans and nude pumps for a fresh summer look.

Bright, bold and beautiful

Cactus flower necklace

Add a floral touch to your summer outfits with this flirty, feminine necklace (J.Crew, $135). Choose to wear it longer with the three-inch extender chain.

How to wear it: Layer it or wear it solo for a chic statement. Pair it with a long-sleeved, white button-down shirt, skinny jeans and aqua flats for classic summer style.

Bright, bold and beautiful

Tessellate necklace

Make a bold, geometric statement with this bright green necklace (J.Crew, $85). Choose the right length for your outfit with the three-inch extender chain.

How to wear it: Pair it with khaki shorts, a white tee and denim jacket for a more casual look, or dress it up with a low-cut black maxi dress.

Caramelo necklace

The vivid Caramelo necklace (Anthropologie, $48) is the perfect signature piece for your summer wardrobe. The large resin baubles and crystal-flecked rounds are sure to make a statement. Pick one up in orange or green.

How to wear it: Don this colorful necklace with a white tank, dark jeans and bright coral blazer for a perfect California-casual look. Or, dress it up with a strapless black LBD.

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