Cheryl Shops Fall Shopping Guide: Multi-Chain Necklaces

Statement necklaces have replaced statement rings as the go-to piece of jewelry, at least for the time being. This is the third season in a row that I've featured necklaces, and while spring was a baroque, Lanvin-inspired look and fall was a chunky, geometric stone cluster, this season I'm looking for multiple chains, the chunkier the better, and adorned with charms whenever possible. The big news in necklaces is that after several seasons of longer, navel-grazing lengths, the latest styles are moving much closer to the neck, resting on the collarbone--the better to draw attention to your face, of course.

This Janis Savitt necklace is pretty much what I'm looking for--lots of chains, in various sizes and textures, with some rhinestone strands thrown in for good measure. The length is just right too. My only quibble is that it looks a bit too perfect, and not quite messy enough for what I'm going for.

This Martin Grant necklace is closer--the snake chains are uniform in size and shape, but they have an interesting texture, and my inner Rachel Zoe loves its '70s disco queen vibe.

I find the chaotic look of this Jo Jo Designs necklace very intriguing--it looks like you had a bunch of necklaces get tangled in your jewelry box, but instead of trying to sort out the mess, you just threw the whole thing on. Definitely a statement-maker.

This Tory Burch necklace is leather, not chains, but I remember seeing it several months ago at her blogger breakfast, and it's been stuck in my mind ever since. This necklace is a more groovy, bohemian take on the trend, with charms featuring talismans from around the world.

Fallon is quickly becoming one of my favorite jewelry lines, because their aesthetic is just so badass. This Slater mixed choker has a similar tangled-necklace-cluster effect to the Jo Jo Designs style above, but with an edgier, downtown vibe.

The necklace that actually inspired this post, however was one by Assad Mounser. His are the best examples of what I'm looking for--his designs seem random but are perfectly balanced in their own way. Of his many out there (Kirna Zabete has a ton), the Forget Me Not collar is one of the most versatile.

Bebe is one of those stores that I find completely overwhelming in person, but do much better with online. Their Moto rhinestone necklace is, like the Janis Savitt look above, not exactly reinventing the wheel, but it's a respectable take on the trend. (And who would've ever thought I'd use the word "respectable" in reference to Bebe?)

Very similar, but a slight improvement due to the mix of materials, is French Connection's multi chain necklace.

Slightly more of a splurge--but worth it, if you ask me--is Landver's entangled necklace, a chunky, textured affair that manages to look both elegant and cool.

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