The look of layered, delicate necklaces is somehow timeless and fashion-forward at the same time. And it means you can wear more of your favorite jewelry on a daily basis. What’s not to love? This look works for everyone, so feel free to play around with your necklaces and wear whatever makes you feel good. These guidelines will help you get started.
1. Mix your metals
Don’t be afraid to mix gold, silver and rose gold, but stick to necklaces of a similar thickness. And if you are mixing metals, avoid creating a combination that’s overly busy by selecting necklaces with charms that match the chains they’re on, or with gemstones that are clear to neutral in color.
2. Pile on the dainty
You can wear as many thin, elegant necklaces as you like, but vary the lengths. A good guideline is to keep an inch or two between chains as they lay on your chest. This leaves enough space to give the eye a chance to appreciate each necklace, and helps to keep chains from tangling, too.
3. Add length to your layers
Layering isn’t just for short charm necklaces. Try adding a long, lariat-style necklace to finish your look.
4. Play with color
When your chains are all the same metal, it’s time to play with color. Mix colors that are similar, but don’t match precisely. For example, pinks together with reds or light blues together with sea greens.
5. Keep your balance
If you’re layering multiple necklaces, avoid stacking bracelets or wearing a ring on every finger. You want to create a pretty and interesting focal point, so don’t make your neck compete for attention.