How to layer necklaces
photography credit - kerry j photography
Following on from the trend to stack bracelets and bangles came the trend to layer necklaces. Easy peasy right? Just throw on a few necklaces and you’re good to go? Well… yes and no. What you don’t want is for it to look a muddle. It’s about allowing your personal style to shine through!
Here are a few ideas on how to achieve some different layered looks
Elegant but effortless
First, an effortless thrown on look. One of my favourite brands for layering, Muru, offers pendants in lengths from 16″ to 26″ with a wide choice of meaningful talismans to choose from, easily giving you 2 or even 3 layers straight away! What’s on the end of the chains is of course important. You want to aim for different shapes and sizes for maximum interest so as well as looking at simple pendants like the Bow, consider also a bar necklace like this Arc, both 16-18″ (41- 46cm) and available in gold, silver or rose gold.
Next choose a longer necklace. As already stated Muru offer a variety of lengths with most of their talisman pendants…..
Layering with Muru talisman pendants
As your longest layer you could choose from Rachel Jackson‘s designs all of which are great for layering but these shown below are 30″ (76cm) length
Layering with Rachel Jackson designs
or choose this as your long layer from Reeves and Reeves
Whichever you choose doesn’t need to be perfectly spaced out, it should look relaxed not too rigid and you can even mix metals. The exact lengths will depend on your own body height and shape; whatever suits you best. In the image at the top of this blog and inset above Maxine has used the Muru and Reeves combination perfectly
Layers to add sparkle
Ok, so what if you want to ‘dress up’ an outfit with some extra sparkle using layering? Well, the basic principles are of course the same, add interest with each layer but if you’re using bling you may just want to stick to 2 layers. No hard and fast rules of course that’s up to you and your personality. Take a look at Vixi
or Lucky Eyes
Longer layer suggestions, again from Vixi
For versatility from a layer take a look at Lucky Eyes again. This stunning yet dainty crystal necklace can be worn long or double wrapped giving you 2 layers in one. Simple yet sophisticated. There is also a short version of this by the way.
Include a fun element
Add a touch of fun with the ever popular Pineapple from Rachel Jackson at Cinderela B or the perennial favourite Honey Bee from the marvellous Bill Skinner
The options really are limitless!
I hope this blog has given you some ideas of how you can use the trend of layering to good effect, to reflect your own style and personality. Elegant and fun to make you feel good about yourself!SaveSave