The ultimate guide to layering jewelry
Layering jewelry can be a tricky endeavor, especially if you’re new to the practice or have few pieces in your collection. The wrong combination of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets can lead to an outfit that looks disjointed and unkempt rather than stylish and polished. To layer jewelry like a pro, remember these tips to guide you through your decisions when choosing accessories to go with each other.
You’ll find it’s easier than you thought! Layers in Fashion Fashion bloggers and Instagrammers alike have been repping multiple pieces of jewelry for years. We’re not just talking about stacking a necklace over a bracelet here, though. Some days you may want to layer two or three bracelets together. Other days you might want earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet all at once. There are also rings, brooches, necklaces worn as belts—the possibilities really are endless! Benefits of Layered Jewelry There are a lot of benefits of wearing layered jewelry. For one, they provide an extra element of texture and style that can’t be achieved with just one piece. They also add warmth. In addition, layered pieces tend to have a more casual vibe than single ones do, and they come in handy when you want your outfit to look put-together without appearing too dressy or formal. Choosing the Right Jewelry Pieces As with any accessory, less is more when it comes to jewelry. It’s easier to layer several smaller pieces than a handful of larger ones. If you want your look to be cohesive, keep an eye out for necklaces and earrings that feature complementary colors or textures—so if you’re pairing a rose gold pendant necklace with dangly diamond earrings, try a solid bar necklace in rose gold as well. Choosing Necklaces Selecting a necklace is all about achieving balance. A long necklace can draw attention away from your face and neck, so if you’re going for that boho hippie look, that might be what you want to avoid. But if you’re wearing something strapless or need some help keeping your outfit from looking top-heavy, start with an easy fix like a thin strand of pearls or chandelier earrings. Choosing Bracelets First, choose your favorite bracelet. To make sure it works with everything in your collection, wear it everywhere you go for a few days. Choosing Earrings To choose earrings, go for a pair that you can wear from day to night. They should be delicate but sturdy enough not to tear at your earlobes. Choose two pairs of large dangle earrings—one gold and one silver or a similar color scheme—that complement each other. You can wear these with both casual and dressy outfits. Wear your simple studs with almost anything: jeans, t-shirts, blouses or dresses. Headbands and Other Hair Accessories A headband is a great way to pull all your hair back and create volume. Plus, you don’t have to worry about accessories that might jingle when you walk or worse, fall off! If your hair is long enough, try a colorful bandana around your neck as an accent piece. If you have shorter hair, go for some statement earrings or layered chains around your neck. You can even add a little sparkle with one of those beautiful new chokers that are popping up everywhere.