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How to Style Layered Necklaces

How to Style Layered Necklaces

The layered look is totally having a moment right now, and it's easy to see why. This trend is all about expressing your individuality and creating an eye-catching look that expresses your personal style. If you're new to necklace stacking or just want to level up your layering game, we've got your ultimate guide to layering necklaces like a style icon your friends are low-key jealous of. 

The Golden Rules of Layering

Nailing the layered necklace look is an art, but don't stress - we've got the golden rules for layering like a pro. Follow these tips, and you'll be stacking necklaces like a total boss:

  1. Start with a Base Layer: Kick things off with a longer necklace or chain that sits right above your collar bones. This is gonna be the foundation for your layered lewk.
  2. Mix Up the Lengths: The secret to an Insta-worthy necklace stack? Varying the lengths of each piece. Aim for at least a 2-inch difference between layers to create that staggered effect above and below the neckline that everyone's obsessed with.
  3. Texture and Style, Baby!: Don't be basic - mix it up! Combine chunky chains with dainty pendants, or layer different metals like gold and silver
  4. Proportion Play: Layering necklaces is all about finding the perfect balance. Pair chunkier pieces with more delicate ones to create a cohesive, well-proportioned look. 
  5. Embrace your Individuality: The best necklace layering is the kind that feels true to your unique style. Experiment with different combos until you find a look that screams, "This is so me!"

How to Style Double Necklaces

Double Sided Heart Necklace - Cosmic Chains

Double necklaces are the perfect way to add some serious style points to your look. By layering two necklaces together, you can create a chic vibe that's totally on-trend.

There are lots of different types of necklaces that you can style on top of each other:

Pendant Necklace + Choker

This combo is a classic for a reason. Start with a dainty pendant necklace as your base layer, then add a sleek choker on top. The contrast between the two pieces is everything. 

Statement Necklace + Simple Chain

Let your statement necklace be the star of the show by pairing it with a simple chain necklace. The chain adds just the right amount of layering without overpowering your standout piece. This combo is perfect for dressing up a basic tee or taking your LBD to the next level.

Pearl Necklace + Chain

Pearls are classic, but who says they can't be cool? Layer a pearl necklace with a chunky chain for a modern twist on a timeless piece. This combo is perfect for adding some edge to a feminine look.

Multiple Chains

Can't decide on just one chain? No problem! Layer your necklaces of different lengths and textures for a look that's equal parts effortless and eye-catching. This is the ultimate way to add some serious attitude to any outfit.

Mix and Match

The beauty of double necklaces is that you can mix and match them to your heart's content. Rules are made to be broken, so experiment with different combinations of pendants, chains, and chokers until you find a look that feels uniquely you. 

How to Style Stacked Necklaces

You've mastered the double-up, so now it's time for things to get messy. The key to a necklace stack is confidence and preparation—experimenting with a neckmess when you have 10 minutes to get ready for work is not your best strategy.

Start with a necklace you love, preferably something short and without a pendant – we can add those in later. This can be our Pearl Chain Choker or our Snake Chain. Next, a contrasting piece of the same length or something slightly longer – the T-Bar Chain fits the bill, or maybe our Gem Chain Necklaces in blue or red for some colour.

If you want to bridge the gap between the choker and the pendant, why not add a pop of sparkle from one of our Fleur Crystal Chains

For a final flourish, something bold for the decolletage. The Sunburst Chain is ideal. It's a stunning design, and it adds personality to the layering. Because that's what layering necklaces is all about – using your jewellery to tell the tales that make up your unique story

Check out our full range of Necklaces from Cosmic Chains

Necklace Layering FAQs

How do you wear a layered necklace without tangling it?

This is one of the most asked questions when we're talking about layering jewellery. Girl, tangled necklaces are the worst! You’ve got to mix it up - layer necklaces of different lengths, thicknesses, and materials. Like a dainty choker paired with a chunky chain - they're less likely to get all twisted together. Also, put your heaviest necklaces on first so the lighter ones lay on top.

How do you connect multiple necklaces?

You can totally connect multiple necklaces by clasping them together! Just link the clasps to form one long necklace, then double it up and clasp at the back of your neck. So easy and tangle-free.

How do you match multiple necklaces?

Matching vibes are everything when layering necklaces! Make sure they're all the same vibe and stick to one main metal tone, like gold or silver; then, you can mix in different textures and materials for contrast. For example, pairing thin gold chains with chunkier beaded strands is so boho chic.

(Or ignore us and do whatever you want!)

How do you store layered chains?

Storing your layered chains properly is key to avoiding future tangles. Use a jewellery box or tray to keep each necklace separated. Or get one of those jewellery trees - they look so cute on your dresser!

Can you mix metals when layering necklaces?

Absolutely mix metals when layering! Combining gold and silver chains gives such an edgy, modern vibe. Just make sure you stick to one metal as the main focus, then accent with the other, like gold necklaces with silver pendants or vice versa.

Why are chokers good necklaces for layering?

Chokers are the perfect base for layered necklaces! Their short length lets you stack longer chains on top without anything getting tangled. Plus, chokers add just the right amount of attitude to your layered look.

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