2016 is the year of minimalist jewelry and the Lariat Necklace is the star of the show. Most often delicate and low-hanging (think cleavage or lower), the rope-like lariat necklace is worn looped around the neck with the ends knotted together as a clasp. Great, fresh designs abound with vertical pendants or gemstones dangling off the barely-there chains. Lariats are versatile and as, Instagram shows us, can be styled alone or layered with your favorite necklaces. Lariats are very popular now, probably because they are decidedly unfussy and effortlessly chic.