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How to Wear Layered Necklaces

December 30, 2015 Allison Bray

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We’re just one day away from the biggest party night of the year. If you were lucky enough to find a sparkly jewellery treat or two under the Christmas tree last week, now is the time to show them off! 
One of the biggest jewellery looks at the moment is layered necklaces. We love this style as we think it allows you to add an extra dimension to your jewellery choices. It’s also a great way to wear multiple Christmas gifts and breath new life into well-loved pieces. In other words, this is an excellent choice for those of us who want to jazz up our New Year’s Eve outfit and see in 2016 in style.
Want to give it a go yourself? There are lots of ways to embrace layered necklaces, but here’s our guide for getting it right.

Vary your necklace lengths

Layered necklaces look best when you graduate your chain lengths. This will help to keep each piece well spaced and prevent everything ending up in one great big tangle! If you need a bit of guidance on how to choose your lengths, our Cheat’s Guide to Necklace Lengths is the ideal place to start.

Stick to one metallic hue

For best results, we suggest picking jewellery from one colour family. A collection of all gold or all silver necklaces will mesh together far better than a mishmash of the two. 

Add precious gems for colour

An all gold or all silver collection is sophisticated… but adding a bright gem or two will make your look really striking. Try layering a turquoise or amber pendant for a rich pop of colour.

Limit yourself to one statement piece

We think layered necklaces look best when each piece isn’t competing for attention. The best way to do this is to choose just one statement piece. Keep everything else delicate and let your ‘wow’ piece get the attention it deserves.

Experiment with beads

Beaded necklaces are an excellent way to add texture to your layers. Go classic with a complimentary shade of silver or gold, add a traditional touch with a string of pearls or shake it up with eye-catching ceramic beads.
Need a little more inspiration? We swooned over this Pinterest collection of gorgeous layered sets. 

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