Tips & Tricks: How to Layer Necklaces

how to stack necklaces
how to stack necklaces

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You've got a drawer full of glam necklaces and you don't know how to wear them. Don't worry—we're going to give you everything you need to make sure you stack your necklaces the right way. Check out our necklace layering tips below for help in achieving the perfect necklace stack.

 

SWITCH UP THE LENGTH

One of the easiest ways to add interest to your necklace stack is by playing with negative space. Stacking necklaces on top of one another and then spacing them out so that they don't touch can create an attractive design element. In order to achieve the perfect stacked necklaces look, we recommend layering each necklace 2" apart from one another for the perfect look.

 

COMBINE DIFFERENT CHAIN STYLES

Layering different chain necklaces is a creative way to mix jewelry and accessorize your outfit. A simple way to spice up the look of your stack is to add contrasting textures (like hammered, textured, etc.) and styles (like figaro, herringbone, etc.). You can also throw in a coin necklace into the mix for some fresh variety.

 

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.

 

BE MINDFUL OF YOUR OUTFIT

The number one rule for layering multiple necklaces is being 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

DON'T OVERDO IT

The key to the perfect necklace stack is underplaying it. Don’t wear your jewelry too matchy-matchy or super trendy. It’s best to layer necklaces that compliment the look you are already going for.

 

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 v-neckline.

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?

 

GET CREATIVE!

When in doubt, get creative ! There’s nothing wrong with experimenting with different combinations until you find the perfect layered necklaces. That’s what makes it fun!

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

You should now have an understanding of the basics of layering necklaces, from length to color coordination. The main concept is that you can create new looks by simply matching and contrasting different properties such as color, size, and texture. Experiment with this idea and you may even find new ways to layer necklaces that we didn't cover in the article. Good luck!