The layered necklace trend has taken over and we couldn’t be happier about it. Not only is this style incredibly versatile, but it also lets you wear all of your favorite necklaces at once — what a dream, right? If you’re curious about how to style your layered necklaces, we’re here to help. Here are seven styling tips to help you nail this trend:
#1: Select a Few Simple Strands to Mix and Match
Having a few simple chains to wear with your favorite beaded, statement, or pendant necklaces can create the trendy layered look without too much effort. Who doesn’t love an effortlessly chic style? Adding just a few delicate metal strands can immediately transform any layered look, plus you can mix and match to make several combinations.
#2: Switch Your Clasps to Avoid a Tangle
Layering necklaces can result in a tangled mess, even when you do your best to keep them separate. One way to make sure your necklaces don’t end up intertwined is to clasp the opposite ends of different necklaces together. In other words, take the clasp end of one necklace and secure it to the open end of a different necklace, and repeat with the opposite sides. This way, you can essentially create one long chain that’s less likely to get tangled up when you loop it around your neck. This trick might change your life – you’re welcome!
#3: Choose One Focal Point to Work Around
If you’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin with this trend, we get it; there are so many types of necklaces to choose from and so many ways to pair them. The best way to create a combination that works (and a perfectly true-to-you look) is to start with one necklace you love and work around it. Choose your favorite pendant and jazz it up with a shorter chain that pairs nicely, then add another necklace, and maybe another... Picking a centerpiece and making choices to build around it will help you find what works best for your unique style.
#4: Add Texture and Color
Hear us out: even if you only ever wear plain solid gold jewelry, adding a pop of color or texture can really pull together this layered look. You don’t need to go crazy (unless you want to, in which case, we totally support you) — even a touch of color from a single enamel pendant can elevate your layered necklace ensemble. Similarly, introducing texture can help to break up the monotony of too many pieces that look alike. Go for braided chains, tiny beads, or delicate gemstones… There are plenty of ways to toss a little character into the mix.
#5: Find Different Lengths for Variety
For a cool visual effect, consider getting necklaces in a few different lengths. The staggered look gives each necklace an opportunity to stand out without being overshadowed by its counterparts. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic difference to achieve the look; even an inch will do. And don’t worry if you can’t find a chain in the perfect length; our sister company Quick Jewelry Repairs can lengthen or shorten your chain so you can get exactly what you’re looking for.
#6: Mix Up Your Metals
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to stick to one type of metal when layering necklaces. While the monochromatic look is always chic, a mixed metal approach is bold, fun, and currently very on-trend. Don’t limit yourself to only one type of metal if you’re not feeling it; have fun playing with a combination of rose gold, yellow gold, silver, or platinum pieces.
#7: Create Your Own Layered Necklace Vision
One of the best parts about this trend is that you can wear it in any style you like; you can make this look minimalist, maximalist, eclectic, or dainty. There are no rules, so start with your favorite pieces and play around with combinations and patterns. The beauty of this trend is that you can always continue to build on it and interchange your pieces so you’re never stuck with just one style. Choose a few different necklaces and switch up the pairings to wear them casually or formally, retro or full glam.
How will you style your layered necklace look? Some of our favorite pieces to layer are the Mini Curb Chain Necklace for some texture, the Midi Paperclip Necklace for a dainty, simple layer, and the Perla Diamond Moon Crescent Pendant for a focal point. Browse our necklace collection to find some great options for layering; we can’t wait to see what combinations you choose. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun!