As spring begins to peek around the corner, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear the season’s hottest trends. From fashion tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up for a new year of style.
This week, we’re welcoming Jess from The Golden Girl to share her favorite ways to layer this season’s trendiest necklaces, from alternating lengths to combining colors and mixing metals.
If the in-between weather has you in a wardrobe slump, you’re definitely not alone! I’m right there with you, counting down the days (and hours) until I can pull out my florals and open-toed sandals.
When it comes to weather, though, we’ve got to make the best of the cards we’re dealt, right? I happen to have a little trick to spice up any outfit (yes, even if you thought you were sick of your current sweater, tights and long-sleeve rotation): layering your necklaces.
A few layered necklaces add an extra punch of personality into any ensemble. Have you ever tried it? You’d be surprised at what a great statement it makes! You can do it for day or night, and the best part is that it’s really easy to try. I recently stopped by Meijer’s jewelry section and picked up several pieces that look amazing on their own, and even better when layered.
Here are my tips and tricks to keep in mind when trying out the trend for yourself:
Pick two or three favorites
As one of my favorite designers says, “Always remove one thing before you leave the house. Less is more.” Following the less-is-more rule, choose two or three of your favorite necklaces (at the most) to layer at one time. Add more than that, and you run the risk of looking like you’re wearing a costume.
Alternate your necklace lengths
This is the #1 rule of thumb when layering necklaces. You don’t want to wear three necklaces that are the same length, as this will look messy and heavy around your neck. (Not to mention they’ll likely all get tangled immediately!) You want each necklace to be able to shine, so make sure they have plenty of breathing room. In order to accomplish this, choose necklaces at varying lengths. I’ve found that the best combinations are one short, one medium and one long. When layering two, choose one short and one medium, or one medium and one long. Tip: Stay away from very short and very long, which leaves too much contrast – the eye doesn’t know where to look!
Go with a monochrome effect
I’m very partial to gold jewelry, so I love the look of layered gold necklaces! The monochrome effect of one metal results in a classic, polished look. Try it with silver, or even rose gold, if that’s more your style.
Mix your metals
On the flip side, mixing metals is very popular right now. If you’re going for a more funky, eclectic vibe, mixing metals is a perfect way to achieve that. Gold and silver go well together, and I love the look of gold mixed with rose gold.
Mix dainty with statement
As you can probably tell by now, layering necklaces is all about balance. The key is to play around with different colors, scales and lengths. That being said, one of my favorite ways to create more visual interest is to combine a dainty necklace with a chunkier statement necklace. For example, this dainty silver necklace, which I found in the Meijer fine jewelry section, adds a feminine touch when mixed with a fun, chunky statement necklace from the Meijer trend jewelry section.
Which of these is your favorite? Do you have any tips to layering your necklaces?