How to Layer Necklaces-Mix And Match Jewelry

 Are you trying to make a style statement with your necklace? Don't give up on your delicate favorites just yet. By strategically layering several dainty necklaces together, you'll achieve a result greater than the sum of its parts.

 The essential things to remember when wearing multiple necklaces is to vary the lengths. Try mixing slender, delicate chains with longer, thicker ones. You might find that doubling a longer strand gives you just the effect you're hoping to achieve. 

 Maintain a theme, choose necklaces with the same or similar shapes swinging from chains of different lengths. You can drape bright, primary colors of gems, beads or pearls with one another or stay within the same color family for a gentler look. 

 Experiment with a variety of chains of different length styles and lengths. You can opt to stay within the same color palette-like all rose gold or all silver- or go for a multi-tone combo. You can even find multi-strand, preattached necklaces that create this look for you. Lariat necklaces are also a great alternative to add length and visual interest at the same time.

  It seems like everyone has a different point of view when it comes to what constitutes the "correct" number of necklaces to wear. Many people follow the "rule of three," while some assert it doesn't matter so long as it's an odd number. In our many layering try-outs, we've found that the mixture of threes or five pieces are often the most aesthetically pleasing.

 Take into account your clothing, the top you're wearing will help determine which necklace you use for layering. Deep necklines lend themselves perfectly to framing your jewelry. Shorts and blouses with higher necklines can work nicely also. For example, a few shorter charm or pendant necklaces look great peaking out of a collared top. Also, layering on chains is a great way to dress up a v-neck tee.

Layering necklaces is your opportunity to roll the dice and compose a look that is distinctly yours. No one else owns the exact assortment of jewelry as you, right? So pay around with what you've got and when you're out shopping think about how necklaces might work with your existing pieces. You'll never settle for just one again. 

Some of the best looks come from combining contrasting styles with variations in weight, metal, color, stones, texture and cost. It's a blank canvas so mix and match as you see fit.

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