Easy Outfit Upgrade: Wear a Y-Chain Necklace with a Deep-V Neckline

This accessory trick is the ying to your decolletage yang.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Wear a Y-Chain Necklace with a Deep-V Neckline
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There are many things in life that go hand in hand. Like Taylor Swift, food has a long list of lovers: milk and cookies, PB&J, bacon and eggs...need we say more? Plus, any beauty guru will cite the ever-popular cat eye and red lip as a classic combination.

But what about accessories? Leave it to the red carpet pros to craft an ingenious no-fail jewelry trick with a Y-necklace and deep-V. Since the long chain balances out the skin-baring neckline, it's as if these two wardrobe must-haves were made for each other. 

The beautiful Rosie Huntington-Whiteley put a feminine spin on the union with soft, elegant choices. Her red carpet approach included a thin gold chain with diamonds to complement her ladylike lace dress.

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We're all about replacing a shirt with a blazer for a tastefully sexy night out. Jennifer Aniston seems to be into it too, picking a marsala pantsuit for the 2015 Critic's Choice Awards and pairing the structured top with a bohemian set of layered necklaces.

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Greer Grammer offset the plunging V-neck on her white halter jumpsuit with a long silver Y-chain necklace at Entertainment Weekly's celebration honoring the 2015 SAG Awards nominees. 

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This styling trick isn't just reserved for red carpets either. Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell has casually rocked the pairing on her Instagram a few times in the past couple of weeks. First, she showed off her Y-chain in a pineapple bikini ensemble while vacationing in Bali, then in an NFL T-shirt to celebrate the Super Bowl.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Wear a Y-Chain Necklace with a Deep-V Neckline
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Pulling off this look is as simple as finding the right necklace and top combo for your style persona. A classic dresser might opt for a timeless pearl-drop necklace ($67) similar to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's delicate chain. Boho ladies will love the layered look ($6) that Jennifer Aniston brought to the red carpet, while glam girls can achieve Greer Grammer's daring getup with this thick, silver knot necklace ($30). If you covet Shay Mitchell's cool-girl vibe, pick a versatile, trendy piece ($48) for everyday wear. Whichever bauble suits you, simply coordinate with a low neckline for a stylish combo that's sure to impress.

Topshop Lace Hem Slipdress, $85, at Nordstrom; Zales Cultured Freshwater Pearl Station "Y" Necklace, $67, at zales.com; Love 21 Burgundy Classic Single-Button Blazer, $28, at Forever 21; Charlotte Russe Medallion and Y Chain Layering Necklaces, $6, at charlotterusse.com; Ecote Marley Thermal Top, $34, at Urban Outfitters; BaubleBar Pyramid Spike Y-Chain, $48, at baublebar.com; ASOS Plunge Front Tailored Jumpsuit, $86, at asos.com; 1928 Silver Knot Multistrand Y Necklace, $30, at Kohl&squot;s
Topshop Lace Hem Slipdress, $85, at Nordstrom; Zales Cultured Freshwater Pearl Station "Y" Necklace, $67, at zales.com; Love 21 Burgundy Classic Single-Button Blazer, $28, at Forever 21; Charlotte Russe Medallion and Y Chain Layering Necklaces, $6, at charlotterusse.com; Ecote Marley Thermal Top, $34, at Urban Outfitters; BaubleBar Pyramid Spike Y-Chain, $48, at baublebar.com; ASOS Plunge Front Tailored Jumpsuit, $86, at asos.com; 1928 Silver Knot Multistrand Y Necklace, $30, at Kohl's
(Source: Nordstrom, Zales, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Urban Outfitters, BaubleBar, ASOS, Kohl's)

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