How to layer necklaces to complete an ensemble.
We all love a great statement necklace, but what if I told you that the new trend is layering necklaces to decorate that oh-so-lovely neck of yours. Packing the same punch as a statement necklace, this look seems effortless but it in-fact takes some skill and know-how to avoid a #neckmess. Have fun with it, mix metals, textures, and blend fine and fashion jewelry. This is like art.
So, just how to layer necklaces for that effortless and chic look?
Here are a few rules to remember when executing The Layered Effect:
Start with only a few necklaces.
Two to four necklaces are a great starting point, so you don’t end up with a tangled mess. When you start with a lot of pieces you can lose the delicate gems hidden under larger selections.
Mix and match chain styles when layering necklaces.
Have fun with your layered necklace look by adding chunky pieces with very dainty and delicate pieces to keep the look interesting yet chic.
Layer with different lengths.
The big key here – keep a gap between the chains. When you layer the necklaces, keep the same amount of space between the chains to have a uniform look and to allow the different styles to pop.
Give your necklace layers a focal point.
Now, with every layered necklace look, you will want a focal point such as a pendant, gem, coin, or my personal favorite – the evil eye. Next, layer in chunky pieces like a Cuban chain, chunky links, a choker, or even beads. The trick is to have one large piece that will draw the eye to your neckline and then embellish it with your other necklaces.
You CAN mix metals like silver and gold, but it is easier to stick with just one. I know, I know, some of us do not get down with mixing metals, but with this look you can totally take the plunge. BUT, we recommend you use a necklace that has two metals already built in – like a gold and metal link chain, which will allow the transition from a gold choker to a silver pendant easier.
For our busty beauties, make sure to keep the necklace layers above your bust line. However, if you do prefer to have a longer piece blended into your look, make sure that the necklace has a heavier pendant to weight the piece down and create definition. This will help you avoid “uni-boob” syndrome.
Here are some of our favorite high – low pieces to add to your layered necklace collection: