One of the hottest jewelry trends right now is the layered look. You’ve probably noticed bracelet stacks filling up your Instagram feeds, and now necklaces are coming in strong.
I’m a sucker for layering both bracelets and necklaces, and pulling off this look doesn’t have to be complicated!
I truly believe that style is a personal reflection of YOU, so don’t ever let anyone tell you that you CAN’T do something when it comes to your outfit, but I do think there are some basic rules to follow when it comes to pulling off the perfectly layered look.
A Few Rules for Layering your Necklaces
- Layer delicate pieces and save the statements for another outfit
- Exception to rule #1: If you want to layer with a statement piece, make sure that you’re not overdoing it. Pick a statement necklace and then pick maybe one shorter, delicate necklace to go with it, or one longer, delicate chain to hang down longer. I wouldn’t layer five necklaces, for example, along with a statement necklace. (When I say statement, I mean the heavier, chunkier pieces).
- It’s perfectly fine to mix your metals. On any given day, I might be wearing gold, rose gold, and silver all mixed together. Your style is a reflection of you. Always keep that in mind and don’t let anyone tell you differently.
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To start, I like to find a basic, simple chain like this gold celestial choker. What’s nice about this one is you can make it as tight around your neck as you’d like (more like a choker), or make it a little looser and hang slightly longer.
Add your second necklace. I’m going to show you a couple options with this one, but a lot of times I’dd add my bar necklace that has my son’s initials on it. If you’re wanting something more simple and subtle, you could stop your layering right here. Otherwise, continue on.
You’ll notice I removed the initial bar and opted for my personal go-to: my circle engravable initial N necklace. I love this one for a lot of reasons, but I’ve found it’s easier to layer because of the length options. Like the choker, this one gives you a little flexibility in length, and because I don’t want each necklace hitting at the exact same spot, I opted to swap out the bar for this one.
You can also see that I added a third piece; the Diedre Double Horn Pendant. This one has a little pop of color (although I don’t think technically black is a color), that deflects away from everything being gold. I’ve positioned the lengths so that they each hang roughly about the same distance away from one another. Again, you could stop right here, or you could continue on.
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To finish off the look, I like to add one longer piece to tie everything in together. I decided on this Janson Horn Pendant; a black and gold necklace that has little pops of silver to really pull the colors and metals from the other three; but like I said earlier in my tips, you don’t have to make them all look the same. Having one longer one really helps the eye gravitate to the entire stack that you’ve created, and each piece compliments the other really well.
What’s funny is I just recently saw an article that talks about mastering this look, and they emphasized that you HAVE to wear 3 necklaces and they HAVE to be the same metals. No. No no no. Just do you.