1. PLAY WITH LENGTH
You may have different necklaces that are of the same material and design, but you can still layer them successfully by varying their lengths. This way, your necklaces will not only look better together, but also more interesting to the eye. Take advantage of long pendants or short chokers to achieve this result.
It is best to play around with negative space. Layering necklaces on top of one another and then spacing them out so that they don't touch creates a chic, polished look. In order to achieve the perfect stacked necklace look, we recommend layering each necklace 2" apart from one another.
2. MIX METALS
One of the best ways to create a unique look with your layered necklace look is to mix different metals. This could mean pairing silver and gold together, or mixing rose gold with yellow gold. Doing this will create an interesting and eye-catching contrast that can really make your outfit stand out.
It's also important to keep in mind the size of each metal. For example, if you're pairing a large gold necklace with a smaller silver one, the silver piece will likely disappear. In this case, it might be a better idea to go with all gold or all silver necklaces.
Likewise, if you're pairing two large metal pieces together, then one small necklace in a contrasting color could help. Especially if the colors match your outfit. Throwing in a pop of color can really help to brighten up your look, and it's a great way to show off your unique style.
3. MIX UP TEXTURES
Be sure to keep the textures of the metals in mind when layering, too. You don’t want two pieces with completely different finishes next to each other; it will just look cluttered. Instead, try pairing a shiny chain with a hammered one or a matte necklace with a brushed silver one. This will give your layered necklaces a sleek, modern feel.
It's great to mix textures in a layered necklace, but be careful not to go overboard. It can end up looking a bit gaudy if you mix too many different textures or have too many different materials next to each other.
4. PICK A CENTERPIECE
A great way to layer multiple necklaces is to focus on one longer, more substantial necklace that will sit in the center. It's best if it's something that contrasts with other pieces you choose, which are usually shorter and more delicate. Place this centerpiece at a spot where your clothes will naturally hit (usually above your chest) and then build around it, gradually adding shorter necklaces until you reach your desired length.
5. BE MINDFUL OF YOUR OUTFIT
The number one rule for layering multiple necklaces is to be mindful of your outfit. If you're wearing a bright and bold necklace, keep the rest of your look simple and clean. On the other hand, if you're wearing an understated look with neutral colors, then go ahead and pile it on!
In addition, when wearing multiple necklace layers, make sure that they are either short enough to show on top of your shirt's neckline or long enough so that it drapes below the neck. You don’t want your pieces to get lost in your attire.
6. LARIATS ARE LAST
Make sure your lariat necklace is your longest layer. A lariat necklace is stunning on its own, but when added to a necklace stack, this elongated piece adds a dimension other necklaces can’t without being too extra.
To add a lariat to your stacked necklaces, simply follow the following steps. Start with layering shorter chains by size and gradually work your way up to your longest layer, which in this case is the lariat.
We love the look of lariat necklaces layered with other dainty chains, but feel free to get creative and layer them with whatever style of necklace you like. Have fun with it!
7. SHIMMER IS A MUST
When stacking necklaces, a little metallic goes a long way! To make the layering of your jewelry more interesting, throw a sparkling necklace into the mix. This will also help to tie each layer together as well.
8. DON'T OVERDO IT
When layering necklaces, it's important to keep the overall look in mind. If you're going for a dressed-up effect, try wearing more necklaces; if you're aiming for a more casual vibe, stick to one or two layers. The goal is to look stylish, not cluttered!
9. GO BIG OR GO HOME
Statement necklaces are the perfect way to add an instant injection of glamour to your daytime or evening look. This season, we're loving layered statement pieces - pick two statement necklaces in contrasting styles and colors for a beautifully balanced look.
When necklace layering, don’t be afraid to go for it and layer big & bold pieces! This look is all about playing around. Who says you can’t play with proportion?
10. GET CREATIVE!
If you want to achieve a layered look without the expense of buying more than one necklace, try experimenting with what you already own. There's no rule that says necklaces need to match - go ahead, mix your dainties with your statement pieces! It's perfectly fine to have a bunch of different styles and colors of necklaces. Stack necklaces together for a dynamic, eclectic look or wear them singly as statement pieces. It's all up to you!
11. STAY CONNECTED WITH A CLASP
If you’re worried about your necklace stack falling off, use a clasp to keep them together. This will also make it easier to put on and take off your jewelry.