While we’re all for tackling a tricky accessory trend—fanny packs and larger-than-life jewellery come to mind—once in a while, we feel a little sigh of relief when a completely wearable style comes into vogue. The look of the moment? A delicate bar necklace that can be worn with any outfit, for any occasion. Click through to see how this minimal piece of jewellery can go from the red carpet (on Doutzen Kroes) to the grocery store (on Reese Witherspoon).
A single diamond adds a touch of sparkle to Kroes’ minimalist Jennifer Zeuner Jewellery Horizontal Bar Necklace With Diamond ($220).
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While precious metals are perfectly lovely, why not kick it up a notch with a coloured bauble, like Lively’s Jennifer Meyer Lapis Inlay and Diamond Bar Necklace ($3,750)?
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Ashley Madekwe of Ring My Bell
The micro studs on the affordable necklace Madekwe designed for Baublebar add a little edge to the otherwise tame look.
Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules
The sapphire in the center of Sarinana’s necklace feels like a fresh take on the evil eye motif.
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A delicate diamond bar like Fanning’s is ideal for the understated lady.
Looking to update your office attire? Take notes on how Rihanna styled her Jennifer Zeuner Jewellery Horizontal Bar Necklace With Diamond ($220) over a buttoned-up collared shirt.
While the bar necklace can easily stand alone, it also plays well with others. Alba went for a layered look by pairing shorter and longer strands with her Jennifer Zeuner Lowercase Block Nameplate Necklace ($176).
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We love how Barrymore got creative and engraved her rescue dog’s name on her Jennifer Meyer Personalised Nameplate ($1285).
Courtney Trop of Always Judging
Trop proved the more, the merrier by mixing her Jennifer Zeuner bar necklace with other jewellery.
Do you think of your personal style as classic, perhaps with a dash of prep? The bar necklace works for your sensibilities, too. Just pair it with a cute crewneck sweater, like Witherspoon did with her Jennifer Meyer Personalised Nameplate ($1285).
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Aimee Song of Song of Style
Lesson learned: a bar necklace (Song’s is available here) pairs perfectly with a long lariat bauble.
A piece like Reed’s Lola James Jewellery Alter Ego Necklace ($125) works with any neckline, whether your neckline is a conservative crewneck like the actress’ or a plunging deep V.
Labériane Ponton of The Blab
We’re partial to Ponton’s geometric-inspired combination of circle necklace and Jennifer Zeuner Jewellery’s Horizontal Bar Necklace with Diamond ($220).
If understated is your game, then this delicate necklace will be your MVP.
Devon Pavlovits Tiny Bar Necklace ($65)
The bohemian babe will fall for the hammered metal on Kenda Kist’s necklace.
Kenda Kist Gold Bar Necklace ($90)
We can’t believe the price on this silver Topshop version.
Topshop Simple Bar Necklace ($13)
We all know black goes with everything, making this enamel pendant a sure bet.
Heather Hawkins Float Bar Necklace ($150)
The bar necklace was practically made for personalisation. Choose Sarah Chloe’s in either silver or gold for a customised look.
Sarah Chloe Leigh Bar Necklace ($129)