How to Layer Necklaces

Want an easy way to switch up your look? Whether you’re running wedding errands like completing your wedding registry or planning your wedding day look, layered necklaces are one way to do it! I (Emma here!) love this look, but I — perhaps like you — wondered the proper way to layer necklaces. As in, uh, am I doing it right? If you’re wondering how to layer necklaces, you’re not alone; with every new emerging fashion trend, there’s a certain way to do it right. So, let’s explore this trend together, shall we? Read on to find out how to layer necklaces and get inspired with some handmade looks. And, once you’ve learned how to layer necklaces, you can enter for a chance to win a delicate layering necklace to add to your collection by Delicate and Layered (fitting, isn’t it?) Ooh, you don’t want to miss this one!

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How to Layer Necklaces

1. Space ’em out

Allot approximately 1.5″ between each necklace for a clean, pulled-together look.

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1, 2, 3

When you’re buying necklaces (or figuring out which necklaces you own to layer), use this as a guide:

How to Layer Necklaces - layering guide inches

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2. Weights and Measures

If you’re wearing a heavier chain, keep in mind that the heavier necklaces will hang lower than the others. For instance, if you’re wearing a very short necklace with a longer one, keep in mind it will need enough weight to hold its own.

3. Order of Layers

When you’re layering necklaces of varying heights, the longest necklace is added first as the bottom layer. The shortest necklace, then, would be the last necklace you add so it lays at the top.

How to Layer Necklaces


4. Mix + Match

According to Redbook, it’s okay to “break all the old fashion rules [such as wearing] silver with gold” and mixing delicate chains with chunky beads.

mix match layered necklaces - How to Layer Necklaces

photo: caroline lima via style me pretty

Layering Necklaces

Delicate layering necklaces are the easiest way to achieve a perfectly layered look. Here are a few pieces we spotted (and oohed + aahed over) at Delicate and Layered.

ampersand layering necklace via How to Layer Necklacesxo layering necklace via How to Layer Necklacesinfinity layering necklace via How to Layer Necklaceslotus flower layering necklace via How to Layer Necklaces

Win a layering necklace!

Now that you know how to layer necklaces, it’s time to win one for your collection! We’ve teamed up with Delicate and Layered to give away this necklace, shown below:

round layering necklaces via How to Layer Necklaces

o Enter between 5/13/14-5/19/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: white crinkled porcelain circle charm necklace by Delicate and Layered
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/20; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping to U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $39 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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May 18, 2014 7:23 pm

I like the one that looks like a sun catcher.

May 17, 2014 9:44 pm

I like the silver knot necklace

Elias Wan
May 15, 2014 5:50 pm


Nicole W
May 15, 2014 4:05 pm

I love the triangle necklace!!

May 14, 2014 10:55 am

The little silver tag necklace is cute too :)

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