This simple ivory sweater? Sans baubles, it’s just a snooze. Moral: the right pieces add oomph to any look.
For major impact, think multiples. Best positioning: the most delicate piece at your collarbone and a big, bold standout in the center; longer elements should fall below your bustline.
What constitutes style-friendly faux? Look for stones that have saturated color and are set close together. Chains should be hefty, not flimsy, with sturdy clasps.
From top: Ben-Amun Swarovski crystal and silver-plated necklace, $356; 212-944-6480. Melvin gold tiger pendant, $238; shopmelvin.com. Gerard Yosca glass, stone, Swarovski-crystal, resin and brass pendant neck-lace, $480; yosca.com. R.J. Graziano bead necklaces, $55 each, and gold-plated necklace, $35; 212-685-3737. Coldwater Creek bead and mixed-material tassel necklace, $65; coldwatercreek.com.