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The Coolest Necklaces for Instantly Elevating Your Summer Look

Details make all the difference.

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Can you remember any one piece of men's jewelry that's enjoyed more of a moment recently than the simple, unassuming neck-chain? Bolstered by a scene-stealing turn in Hulu's Normal People (as modeled by the inimitably thick-thighed Paul Mescal) the humble necklace has experienced a glow-up of the kind seldom seen anywhere except in high schools the first day following summer break. (There is, in fact, an entire segment of TikTok—and a shockingly thirsty one at that—dedicated to celebrating a specific type of dangly neck-chain, and if you haven't checked out any of the memes yet you're very much missing out.)

In a period of time partly defined by its endless video conferences and oddly-angled FaceTime calls, any accessories visible from, say, the shoulders up, have taken on an entirely new significance. When so much of your once meticulous fits are left completely unappreciated, what other avenues do you have to flex your heightened taste levels? The clavicle very well may be the sleeper erogenous zone of the Zoom era.

I've extolled the virtues of investing in the right accessoriesim电竞官网- before, especially come summer, but if you weren't convinced yet, you're in luck: a necklace is one of the easiest ways to get in on the action without feeling like you're making any life-changing commitments. And your luck doesn't end there, because I've rounded up some of the best options available now so you, too, can make like Connell and (hopefully) find/impress your own Marianne in the process.

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Pendant Necklace
Asos us.asos.com
$9.50
Buy

im电竞官网-A pendant chain is a tried-and-true entry-level option. 

Thin Figaro Chain Necklace
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com
$20.00
Buy

im电竞官网-Your local Urban Outfitters also likely has you covered. 

Safety Pin Necklace
Topman topman.com
$21.00
Buy

For necklace newbies, head to Topman for an assortment of well-priced options. 

St. Christopher Necklace
Asos us.asos.com
$35.00
Buy

im电竞官网-A little religious iconography goes a long way. 

Etched Coin Necklace Set
Madewell madewell.com
$42.00
Buy

Double-up on the proposition with one buy. 

Pink Ceramic Drop Necklace
Ludovic de Saint Sernin ssense.com
$54.00

Remind me, what is it they say about real men and pink again?

Fringed Bandana-Print Necklace
Kapital mrporter.com
$85.00
Buy

A rugged piece of Americana you can literally wear around your neck.  

Small Lighter Case Necklace
Ambush ssense.com
$113.00
Buy

Got a light?

All Power Fist Pendant
Johnny Nelson johnnynelson.nyc
$130.00

The simplest way to send a message, in more ways than one.  

Gold & Silver Materialmix Hairpin Necklace
Bless ssense.com
$148.00
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im电竞官网-The mix of materials you didn't know you needed, all in one necklace.  

15/10ths Brushed Sterling Silver Necklace
Le Gramme mrporter.com
$155.00
Buy

Le Gramme's brushed sterling number makes a statement without being flashy about it. 

Noor Pendant Necklace
Dear Letterman matchesfashion.com
$159.00
Buy

im电竞官网-A historically-inspired design that couldn't look more of-the-moment. 

3mm Cuban Chain Necklace
Miansai miansai.com
$185.00
Buy

In style today, in style tomorrow, in style always.  

Prizm Double Pendant Necklace
Third Crown thirdcrown.com
$220.00

Double the pendant is doubly the play. 

Alternating Fused Pearl Necklace
WWW.WILLSHOTT ssense.com
$238.00
Buy

im电竞官网-If you're really feeling yourself, pearls (yes, pearls!) are always an elegant option. 

Foxtail Chain Necklace
Esquire Men's Jewelry macys.com
$75.00
Buy

I might be biased (read: I'm definitely biased) but I can't not include a necklace from this very magazine's partnership with Macy's, especially one this good. 

Key Necklace
Maison Margiela needsupply.com
$319.00
Buy

im电竞官网-A perfectly low-key (heh) option. 

Medallion Necklace
Tom Wood totokaelo.com
$315.00
Buy

A mirror-polished locket medallion, so if you forget how fucking fantastic you look all you have to do is glance down. 

Small Double Box Chain
David Yurman nordstrom.com
$335.00
Buy

A box chain is never a bad bet. 

River Link Necklace
1017 ALYX 9SM nordstrom.com
$755.00
Buy

An accessories empire built on the power of a (really, really luxe) seatbelt buckle. 

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