Layering necklaces is trendy again: in fact, it combines the best of classic and modern every time. There’s an effortlessness to the look that lets you express your personality and showcase more of the pieces in your jewelry collection… but where to start?
START FROM THE TOP
As you put together your outfit, consider the cut of your top. The goal is for your jewelry to coordinate, collaborate, work together with your neckline. If you’re wearing a great t-shirt and jeans, then think longer, deeper necklaces. If you’re going low-cut, then longer, deeper necklaces will accentuate the look.
the rule of odds
When it comes to layering necklaces, many people swear by the “Rule of Three,” and nearly everyone agrees that it should be an odd number. Three or five necklaces in varying lengths make the most popular look: keeping things simple and complimentary without going overboard. That said, it’s far more about the shapes, styles, and chain lengths than the number of pieces.
the cascade effect
When you put on necklaces of different lengths, suited to your top, each piece takes on a personality of its own. So start with the shortest piece and build downward from there. But remember: it’s not just about the length of each chain, but its style. There’s a joy in contrasting both chains and pendants – geometrics, pavé, even pearls alongside bead, cable, rope, wheat, or Venetian chains of varying weights and textures.