Necklace Layering 101
Move over chunky statement necklaces and make way for the new ‘it’ trend of layering dainty necklaces. While statement necklaces were great for …well, making a statement. You can still achieve the same sort of look by layering multiple dainty necklaces together, but with the added benefit that they look totally effortless. Depending on the look your going for there’s a few things to take into consideration:
- The number of necklaces you want
- The shape of the necklace
- The Length
- The colour of metal
- The texture of the metal
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I live in my Miranda Frye Kingsley necklace all year round. It’s beautiful, and simple but sparkles in the sunlight which makes just enough of a statement for everyday wear. But as you know, somedays you need a little extra something and those are the days I throw on some extra layers! Miranda Frye makes the perfect necklaces for layering, just one look at her collection and you’ll see for yourself that there are endless possibilities.
The necklaces I’m layering in this post (from shortest to longest) are:
I like keeping my layers all the same colour(gold is my go-to) and mix the texture of the metals instead. Some chains are thicker then others, and thats okay, its all apart of the overall aesthetic! Layering doesn’t have to be too matchy-matchy, so don’t be afraid to throw in different shapes too. I use the Hailey and Cora necklaces to add a little interest into my layers, but the new Alex chain with a charm would look great too!
Picking Your Layers
I always work my necklaces around what I’m wearing that day. So if I’m wearing a low v-neck(like pictured) then I’ll throw on all sorts on different lengths, starting with a choker, then adding in a mid-length necklace, followed by a long lariat length necklace. But feel free to add more or less to your look depending on how much of a statement you feel like making!
Tip: Try tucking your longest necklace into your shirt to give the illusion of a body chain!
If I decide to wear a scoop or crewneck top I usually opt for a double layered choker look(pictured below) so the necklaces don’t compete with the neckline of my top. Another cute short necklace combo is the London necklace (I’m obsessed with this one!) and the Chloe choker!
And there you have it! I hope this post helps anyone looking to tryout the trend, and if you have any questions or suggestions leave me a comment below 🙂 I’d love to hear from you!
*A big thank you to Miranda Frye for collaborating with me on this post.