After having children, I tucked away a jewelry box of necklaces. My babies were often tugging at my necklaces and I was so busy changing diapers that necklaces weren’t part of my daily wardrobe. Yet, now that my kids are getting older, I have been sifting through my jewelry box again. I have so many lovely pieces that I want to wear all of them at once…but I won’t because wearing 10 necklaces at once might be a tad excessive. However, with a little careful layering, I can wear several at a time. Here are a few tips on how to layer necklaces like a pro.
The Right Spacing
Some chunkier necklaces, like pearls and chains, can be closer together. However, with delicate, smaller necklaces, I think you need one to two inches in between. After all, giving each necklace a little room allows each one to shine.
A Clean Backdrop
It’s hard for your necklaces to stand out if they are being overwhelmed by details on your shirt. Thus, when layering necklaces, stay away from a bunch of ruffles or embellishments near the neckline. I think a plain white shirt is a nice, clean backdrop for several necklaces. If you’re wearing a button-up shirt, unbutton a few of the top buttons. A v-neck or shirt with spaghetti straps also looks good with several necklaces.
To prevent your necklaces from competing with one another, start out simple and have your pendants gradually get bigger. A choker necklace is a nice top-layer necklace. If you like small and delicate necklaces, you might like this Asos curve fine faux pearl dash choker necklace. For a chunkier look, try this snake choker necklace from Urban Outfitters. Then, add a slightly longer bar and an even longer pendant necklace to the mix.
Pendants are easy to layer. Sometimes, I will wear a shorter pendant with a longer pendant. This ‘Gili’ Cluster Pendant Necklace would look nice with a variety of looks. A simple way to achieve this look is to purchase a necklace that is already layered like this Juicy Couture pave elephant double chain necklace .
A Tangled Mess
When layering necklaces, I have found that tangles can become an issue. However, in order to layer necklaces without tangling, I have found that having different types of chains works best. After all, if you have a lot of delicate chains hanging together, it’s likely they will be a tangled mess, especially if you are active. I won’t promise your necklaces will stay tangle-free all day, but this tip definitely has made a difference for me.
Layering necklaces is the perfect way to add something special to a simple outfit!
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