How To Master The Art of Layering Necklaces

Why stop with just one necklace when you can curate your very own collection by mastering the art of layering your favourite necklaces? 

The joy of layering is that you don’t have to be someone with an expansive jewellery collection to join in on the trend. Instead it’s about knowing how to mix them for a chic, effortless look. The added bonus being, you get to create new pieces from the necklaces you already have and save the need to shop for more jewellery items. 

(Although, if you fancy a little retail therapy in the jewellery department, we know just the place…)

Layering your necklaces means being able to create a mix of minimalist and statement pieces to customise your very own, chic look. It can feel like a delicate balance between getting the look right and leaning too heavily into the chaos, wearing all of your pieces at once and finding yourself in depths of tangled chains. Don’t despair, learning how to experiment with the different lengths and necklace styles is all part of the fun and we’re here to help with our guide to styling and stacking necklaces.

Set the scene

Ideally, you want to set up your layered jewellery look with a foundational piece. Opt for a collar length necklace to set the tone as your first piece, something substantial but not overdone like the Nilai Double Lock Necklace. In terms of weight and density, you’ll want to mix things up a bit for layering your necklaces. Try alternating between heavier pieces and daintier ones as you go until you find a natural balance. Trial and error is at the forefront of this trend so don’t be afraid to have a little fun in the process.

The Collective Dublin, Gold necklace with Double Lock Fastening,  24K gold finished

Nilai Double Lock Necklace

Bring in the main character

Choose one statement piece as your focus of the look. Something with a pendant or charm works well for this like our Fern necklace from Lotta et Djossou or the Geo Translucent Pendants from Beira by Irene Reyes.

The Collective Dublin Fine gold plated brass Fern leaf necklace

Fern necklace from Lotta et Djossou

Celebrate every character

Every main character needs their support act to cheer them on and help them reach their full potential. Your jewellery stack is no different. 

Once you’ve established your foundational piece and your statement piece, now it’s time to add a little variety to the mix with necklaces of varying lengths and textures. It’s easily forgotten - although it seems obvious - but wearing several necklaces of the same length does nothing but create those dreaded tangled chains previously mentioned and leaves the look feeling chunky and clumsy. Instead you want to embrace the nonchalant subtlety of staggering your lengths.

When it comes to textures, don’t be afraid to mix metals. Once considered a major faux pas in the fashion world, silver and gold are the best of friends these days, creating a chic look mountains above the rest when their contrasting styles are embraced. Do you dare?

Shop necklaces at The Collective Dublin

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.