If you love fashion necklaces, then you probably already know there is a current trend for bigger, bolder styles. An increasing number of jewelry designers are using chunky fashion necklaces with geometric shapes and bright colors. The look is bold and all about making a statement. However, rather than opting for one big statement piece that is not particularly versatile, why not create a similar bold look by layering your necklaces instead?
Create Layers Over Multiple Lengths
One of the biggest tips we can offer when it comes to layering your necklaces is to make sure you use a variety of lengths. It is also good to mix up the thickness. Pair short, fine chains with longer and more chunky fashion necklaces for a multidimensional look with lots of texture and interest. Another top tip is to double particularly long strands to create a whole new effect.
Add Beads or Charms
Including a few fashion necklaces that feature beads, pendants or charms is an excellent way to add a fun twist to layered necklaces. Pair a short pendant with a longer string of beads for a funkier look. Interchangeable jewelry is an excellent way to use this tip. Choose a selection of companion fashion necklaces and just snap in a few jewel pop charms to create interest. Try choosing complimentary jewel pops or if you have several of the same design, snap them to different fashion necklaces for a cohesive look.
Create Layers of Color
Color is something else that plays a big role in layering fashion necklaces. There are so many different color combinations that you can try for a range of different looks. Here are just a few that you might want to try:
- Mix different color metals
- Choose various shades of the same color
- Pair black and white together for a monochrome look
- Mix bright contrasting colors for a color blocked look
Create a Chain Reaction
One of the simplest ways to create a layered look with your fashion necklaces is to use different chains. Mix chains with different link styles and varying lengths. You can also mix metal colors if you wish. Adding a lariat style chain as one of your layers is an excellent way to add some length and create a little bit of visual interest at the same time.
How to Wear Layered Necklaces
If you do decide to try out a layered look for your fashion necklaces, then you have to think about your clothing for the maximum effect. A deep neckline is an ideal choice for layered necklaces as it will frame the jewelry perfectly. However, you can also use longer layers over a turtleneck for a chic and edgy look. Another option is to have several shorter layers peeking out of a collared shirt for a more subtle approach.
Layering is all about breaking the rules! Don’t be afraid to mix metals, or make creative color choices. Use your fashion necklaces to create a look that is all yours. No-one else has your exact collection of jewelry, so they will never be able to replicate your unique design!
Blue Dress® Boutique is a fashion forward jewelry and accessories line showcasing interchangeable jewel pops (button snap jewelry) that can be worn with our beautiful companion jewelry pieces including necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories.