Layering necklaces is an easy and versatile way to add extra interest to your outfits. Whether you prefer delicate chains or chunky statement pieces, there are endless possibilities when it comes to layering necklaces. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips and tricks for how to style your look with layered necklaces.
Mix and Match Textures and Lengths
One of the keys to successful necklace layering is to mix and match textures and lengths. Try pairing a delicate chain with a chunky pendant, or layering a choker with a longer chain necklace. Play around with different combinations to see what works best for your style. Adding in different styles of chains also helps to prevent tangling and twisting of the necklaces when you wear them. Even more reason to change it up!
Stick to a Scheme
While it's definitely possible to mix and match different colors when it comes to layering necklaces, sticking to a cohesive color scheme can make your look more polished. For example, you might choose to layer several gold necklaces, or a mix of silver and rose gold. Mixing metals is actually a great way to change up your accessory wardrobe and can easily be done when incorporating multiple types of chains and textures. Don’t feel confined to what you think looks right, just wear what you think looks good on you!
Consider Your Neckline
When choosing necklaces to layer, consider the neckline of your outfit. A higher neckline may work well with a shorter necklace, like wearing a chunky gold chain choker with a dainty chain looks great with a much higher neckline while a lower neckline might benefit from a longer lariat style type chain. Experiment with different combinations to see what works best for you. Don’t be afraid to add on more styles and then take off as needed to see what works best. As Coco Chanel said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” That way you aren’t over-accessorized (unless you like that look then accessorize away!) but you have time before leaving to wear them and decide which styles you like together best.
Start With a Statement Piece
If you're new to necklace layering, it can be helpful to start with a statement piece as your base. This might be a chunky pendant necklace or a colorful beaded piece. From there, you can add more delicate necklaces to create a layered look. We love a good beaded necklace like our Malia Gemstone Necklace to start and then from there, you can add in a shorter choker or a longer lariat or pendant necklace to really add some depth to your look!
Don't Be Afraid to Mix and Match Styles
While it's a good idea to stick to a cohesive color scheme, don't be afraid to mix and match different necklace styles. For example, you might pair a delicate chain with a chunky beaded necklace or a pendant necklace with a long, layered chain. The key is experimenting with different combinations to see what works best for your style.
Consider Your Overall Outfit
When layering necklaces, it's important to consider your overall outfit. If you're wearing a busy print or bold colors, you might want to stick to simpler necklaces. On the other hand, if you're wearing a simple, monochromatic outfit, you can have a bit more fun with your necklace layering.
Have Fun With It!
At the end of the day, the most important thing when it comes to necklace layering is to have fun with it! Don't be afraid to experiment with different combinations and see what works best for you. Whether you prefer a delicate, minimalist look or a bold, statement-making style, there are endless possibilities when it comes to layering necklaces.
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