Chunky necklaces are everywhere in fashion magazine spreads for "what to wear this summer" — and it's easy to see why; you just put one on and you're accessorized. Because they are so bold, they really shouldn't be paired with earrings or much else, though they can work well with a patterned dress in these print-on-print times. 

If you are into '80s style, this like-new piece from that time period makes a statement, without saying a word. Via MartiniMermaid on Etsy

This 1960s bauble is a fun yellow brightener to any spring or summer outfit.  Via JL Vintage on Etsy

This stunning 1970s multi-multi strand necklace is a real find. It would pair beautifully with a white button-down blouse or a simple black tank. Via Leeleighlane on eBay

Another great 1960s piece, this red necklace would really pop against another pattern. Via 4DollsinTime on Etsy


This glass stone bead necklace is straight out of the '70s and has a wonderful, earthy vibe. Via leeleighlane on eBay

Starre Vartan ( @ecochickie ) covers conscious consumption, health and science as she travels the world exploring new cultures and ideas.