Dressing lately has become a complicated task, replete with item-specific accessories and complex layering fit for a Japanese kimono. Necklace blouses, however, resolve that issue quite easily, combining the necessary accessory (necklace) with a easy-to-wear piece (the blouse). Add a skirt or a pair of pants in a similar hue and you're set to go.
1. Banana Republic Monogram Silk Beaded Top, $125: Lovely on its own or with a suit jacket.
2. Banana Republic Puff-Sleeve Origami Top, $79: While this top doesn't have beading, the cut-outs resemble it. The puff sleeves are adorable, yet sophisticated.
3. Oscar de la Renta Crochet Embellished Top, on sale for $1,732 (down from $2,310) at http://www.net-a-porter.com/: Not for the faint of heart, or the faint of income: