Let me preface this by noting that what I am about to say is reflective of my own personal style tastes and preferences. I recognize that not everyone will agree and that style is very much about you as a person. At the end of the day, always do what makes you comfortable. But when it comes to jewelry, I say less is more. My personal preference is either big earrings or a statement necklace, but definitely not both. I always err on the side of keeping one of those things simple and understated, or sometimes forgoing one all together. See the images below and decide for yourself.
See what I mean? Just kidding.
The women above all look beautiful, but in each case, I would have said go with either the necklace OR the earrings, but not both. It's too much and becomes distracting to the eye. You don't know where to look plus it draws attention away from their natural beauty rather than enhancing it. Now compare to the below images. Look how much nicer the choker looks on it's own. And the simple elegance of Olivia Wilde's necklace, with her hair up, speaks for itself. She looks classy and timeless.
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