Add a dose of variety to your daily look. By mastering this jewelry trend, you’ll be ready for a fresh break from routine.
Layering necklaces is a versatile look, ready to dress up anything from a t-shirt and jeans to a dressy pantsuit, and everything in between. With this look, you can run the range from chic to edgy. Some combinations are classic and never fail to please, while others are surprising and sure to turn heads.
The best part of layering necklaces is that it’s purely customizable. Start with pieces you already have in your collection, and go from there. When you’re done, you’ll have a look tailored to you, and if you like the results, it’s impossible to go wrong.
Refresh Your Collection
One of our favorite parts about this trend is that you can start with what you have.
Take your current jewelry collection and start creating fresh looks without having to shop around. As you sift through your jewelry box, you may find yourself falling in love with old pieces all over again. Surprise yourself with what you find, and let your creativity shine.
While you’re at it, layering necklaces gives you a chance to reevaluate what you have. Taking a quick mental inventory of your pieces is great, because you’ll get an idea of what you want to keep, what to pass on, and what you’d like to add to your wishlist. Use this process to find the perfect piece to fill in the gaps, and buy with several different styles in mind.
Step One: Pick Your Metal
Most often, layered looks stick to one metal family. For a unified look, layer gold pieces with gold pieces, silver with silver, and rose gold with rose gold. By narrowing down your colors, you’ll have freedom to experiment with textures without the risk of going overboard.
Of course, you are the architect of your own look, and you’re always welcome to break the rules. If you’re looking to shake things up, then please mix your metals. You never know what you’ll come up with!
Step Two: Mix and Match
First off, pick your starter: the center piece you’ll use to draw the eye. This will probably be your boldest piece, so choose a stand-out necklace. Mid-length or choker-length necklaces are the easiest lengths to start with. Consider a coin pendant, cross necklace, or chunky chain for an on-trend look.
After you’ve chosen your first piece, add your second necklace. As the supporting piece, the goal of this necklace is to add texture and variety. Change the style, but don’t choose something that will clash or compete with your main necklace. A neutral necklace, delicate chain, or smaller pendant is an excellent choice. Try the necklaces on together to see how the lengths lay. As you’re looking for some variation, one necklace should hang longer than the other.
In the same way, choose any more necklaces you’d like to add! Popular necklace styles will often layer two or three necklaces, but feel free to wear more as well.
Step Three: Complete the look
After you’ve layered your necklaces, choose earrings, bracelets, and rings to complete the look. Keep balance in mind as you choose, and opt for pieces that will keep your look grounded. If you’re struggling with the necklaces sliding, consider using a clasp made to hold them together. And voila! Accessorize your favorite outfit and don’t forget to snap a few selfies. Even if you’re getting dressed to work from home, the fresh look will feel good all day.