While we’re all for tackling a tricky accessory trend—fanny packs and larger-than-life jewelry 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 jewelry 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 Jewelry 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 colored bauble, like Lively’s Jennifer Meyer Lapis Inlay and Diamond Bar Necklace ($3,750)?
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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 Jewelry 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 Personalized Nameplate ($1285).
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 Personalized Nameplate ($1285).
A piece like Reed’s Lola James Jewelry Alter Ego Necklace ($125) works with any neckline, whether your neckline is a conservative crewneck like the actress’ or a plunging deep V.
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 personalization. Choose Sarah Chloe’s in either silver or gold for a customized look.
Sarah Chloe Leigh Bar Necklace ($129)