Guide to Necklace Layering

Layering necklaces is one of everybody’s favourite looks, and it is easy to see why. The layered look has become so popular that it is no longer a trend, but a classic look that can be worn on almost every occasion.

Layered necklaces are multiple chains (with or without pendants) that are worn together. These necklaces can come in a set or be joined together by a single clasp. You can also mix and match individual necklaces to create a style that is uniquely yours. Layering your necklaces is a beautiful way to achieve laid-back glamour.

Lengths and Styles 

This is the most basic thing to do when layering your necklaces – varying the lengths and styles of chains. The tip is to start with a short and simple necklace. The optimum length should be right above the collarbone. Continue by adding on longer lengths of varying styles for a cascading effect. If you need a guide, 3 is a safe number of layers to stick to. 



Centrepieces and interests 

Necklaces or pendants with minimalist designs, such as coin-shapes or geometric shapes, are one of the best options to go for.

Feel free to add some colours and textures when layering your necklaces. An example would be to add a coloured gemstone pendant or colourful beads to one of the chains.




Last but not least, we would like to cover a little out of the actual necklaces themselves and move the topic to outfits. Outfits that show off your collarbone area are the best. Examples include a low scooped neck, a V-neck, or off-shoulder tops. Such tops would allow your necklace stack to be clearly seen and be in the center of focus.

Another alternative would be to wear plain tops with neutral colours, such as white, beige, or grey, to clearly see the necklaces and balance out the overall look.  


With that we have come to the end of the blog summary of necklace layering. Below are some other resources you can check out related to this same topic!

View our recent video on Tiktok about necklace layering here.

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