1. Play with Different Styles of Necklaces
Half the fun of layering is juxtaposing contrasting styles: modern pearls or pavé worn with contemporary motifs and geometric shapes. And don’t ignore your options for choosing chains with different weights and textures: bead, cable, rolo, rope, snake, Venetian and wheat. This isn’t just smart style-wise, it also helps reduce tangling.
Go for a Horoscope necklace along with the Mood Herringbone choker
2. Combine Different Chain Lengths
By choosing necklaces of different lengths you can achieve a cascade effect that allows each piece to stand out on its own. If you have a few favorites that are the same length, you can always add chain extenders. Start with a piece that falls close to the neck, and build your look from there.
3.Consider the Neckline of Your Top
Think of the cut of your top as a frame for your necklaces. The neckline of your shirt and your style of jewelry should work together, not compete. And if you’re wearing a high neckline, consider how the pattern or color of your clothing relates to your jewelry selection. Your clothing and your jewelry are like any other successful relationship—they should result in a great partnership, each one complementing the other
4. Play with Contrasting Metals
Once it was considered “faux pas” to combine jewelry with contrasting metal colors, but that’s no longer a hard and fast guideline. Some of the best looks come from pairing different styles, with variations in weight, metal, color, stones, texture and cost. It’s a blank canvas so mix and match as you see fit.
5. Feel Free to Break the Rules
Despite everything we said above, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to layering necklaces. And the few that do exist are just begging to be broken.