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Master The Art of Layering: 7 Ways to Dress Up Elegantly With Silver & Gold Necklaces

Necklace layering has been all over the Internet, and people aren’t holding back to express their unique style and stunning looks. 

As much as fun layering is, it may take some rethinking of your present fashion preferences. After all, it’s no less than art — it blends various lengths, styles, and materials to create a pleasing and eye-catching effect. 

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dig into necklace layering and provide you with the skills you need to master this fashionable technique. Read on till the end to know everything about layering your silver and gold necklaces the right way.

Styling Tips For Layering Necklaces 

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Layering necklaces is an excellent hack to create a fashion or occasion statement. You have the option of making it basic and delicate or ornate and eye-catching. It all depends on your vision and what looks good with your attire. 

However, stacking necklaces is not an overnight process. Rest assured, the more effort and time you invest in your style, the more it will reflect flawlessly. 

Here are some guidelines to help you hone the art of necklace layering.

1. Consider your Chain Length 

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The most common gold or silver necklace chain length is 18 inches. However, you may commonly find lengths ranging from 14 to 35 inches. When stacking your necklaces, keep your chain length in mind. You want to make sure that your pieces are not clumped on top of each other and that there are spaces between them. This results in a neat and put-together appearance.

2. Consider Chain Design

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There are numerous different chain styles to choose from. However, this is great news for anyone who likes to stack necklaces! Using various chains like diamond cut, anchor link, belcher chain and add a quirky twist to layers. However, don’t let this stop you from wearing the same chain with all of your layers!

3. Select Your Focal Point

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You choose your focal point. What matters most is where you want to focus your attention. The most popular focal point is generally the necklace worn at the top or bottom of the outfit. The focal point jewellery should entice the observer. When it comes to the focus point, the ornamental object is very important. An eye-catching pendant is a fantastic option. Allow your focus point to tell your tale.

4. Pair it with Your Outfit

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Consider how your necklace stack will look with your attire before you begin. Are you heading somewhere informal or formal? This may influence the way you dress and the jewellery you wear. 

Consider your top’s neckline next. The stack you wear with a crewneck shirt may differ from the stack you wear with a V-neck. The idea is to line up the necklaces so that they don’t strike exactly where the beginning of your top falls (to keep the necklace from slipping below the blouse). 

Consider the design and colour of your garment as well. Layered necklaces look better with solid shirts rather than printed tops and graphic tees. You want your jewellery to enhance your entire style rather than contradict it. 

When it comes to gold earrings styles, simpler designs may be ideal to draw focus away from your stacked necklace stack. Of course, this is more of a personal preference, but focusing on one key focal area may boost your whole look.  

5. Incorporate Eccentric Elements

In case of necklaces, the quirkier, the better. The rule of thumb in getting the perfect combination is what makes the layered appearance desirable. Because having a bunch of the identical necklaces replicated one after the other would be rather dull.

Necklaces with different shaped charms, such as ovals, rectangles, and hearts, can be added on. Wear numerous chains without charms in between to make it more interesting overall. You can also put on a pearl necklace with a chunky gold necklace, paired with one or two gold bracelets to make the most of your outfit. 

6. Mix N Match

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1. Experiment with different metals: For a stylish and eclectic style, combine gold, silver, rose gold, or even mixed metals. Mixing metals gives visual appeal and allows you to easily match with other items.

2. Incorporate gemstones, pearls, or beads: Include gold necklaces with gemstone embellishments, lustrous pearls, or beaded patterns to provide pops of color and texture. These items may give your layered appearance a hint of refinement or boho flare.

3. Experiment with different necklace types: Experiment with different necklace styles such as hefty chains, delicate strands, real pearl necklace or boho-inspired items. Adding intricacy and aesthetic appeal to your stacked necklaces by combining different designs.

However, when it comes to metals, it may be advisable to stick to one (gold, silver, or rose gold). Because there’s already a lot going on with the layers and charms, sticking to one metal makes it simpler on the eyes.

Do you want to know how to pile on gold necklaces without seeming like you’re dressing in the dark? In addition to wearing only one metal colour, the necklaces should be themed. 

Again, this is a matter of personal taste, but I would not wear a vintage-inspired silver necklace chain with a wood beaded pendant or a diamond choker. What is the goal? Maintain consistency.

What’s the nicest thing about stacking necklaces? You can personalise them within seconds!

7. Space them out 

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The most overlooked yet significant aspect of stacking necklaces is determining the proper spacing between each item. Ideally, you want varied lengths so that they appear more proportional and minimise tangling.

Start your stack by putting on the shortest necklace first, then arranging the subsequent pieces to fall approximately an inch apart (this may vary depending on your necklaces). 

Three to four necklaces, in our opinion, will suffice. Any less would look incomplete, and any may come off as overdone.

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By layering necklaces, you can create an individualised style and tinker with your outfits. Knowing different necklace lengths, picking the ideal necklaces for layering, blending metals and materials, and following stylistic recommendations will help you get a chic look and complement your overall ensemble.

However, always Remember to carefully care for your layered silver, pearl, or gold necklaces to keep them looking beautiful and to incorporate them into your style for years to come.

At Stonex Jewellers, we not only believe in curating the perfect pieces but also in guiding you with fashion styles. Discover stunning Sterling silver chains, gold and pearl necklaces in our collection that are ideal for layering and elegantly expressing your particular style.