The Ultimate Guide to Layering Your Bling Bling
The time for wearing a single necklace is coming to an end. Layering has become extremely common with earrings, bracelets and recently with necklaces. If you’re a newbie to layering, don’t worry! We decided to provide you with a quick guide to layering. Keep reading for all the hot tips and some inspiration too!
Step One: The Choker
When it comes to layering, as implied through the name, you need necklaces of different lengths. A choker is a great first layer because it allows for lots of space for more underneath. You could use the choker to dictate the rest of the necklaces, by choosing either silver, gold or rose gold. The Bianca Fancy Clip Link Chain Gold Titanium Choker Necklace is the perfect foundation because of the elegant chain and shiny gold tone. Chains are also very in nowadays, so it’s two birds, one stone! If you want to keep the choker neutral, that can also be a great idea especially if you’re on a budget. A choker like the Olympia Necklace Embellished with Swarovski® crystals, for example, adds a fabulous sparkly touch with the stones and is still neutral. You can’t go wrong with a black choker because it works with pretty much everything else!
Step Two: The Midpoint
The second layer is usually a necklace that’s rather the regular size: not very long and not very short. It’s the length of most necklaces sold which makes it the easiest to find! It’s time to call out our favourite necklace again. Yes, the alphabet! It would perfectly go with so many other necklaces and different outfits and it adds that personal touch we love. There are two ways to go about it: subtle or spicy. If you’re more into simple jewellery, try the Bold Alphabet Letter Initial Charm Necklace in White Gold Tone. Despite it being simple, it’s still not your average necklace because who said simple must be boring! If you’re looking to spice up your look, then the Vintage Inspired Initial Medal Gold Bar Pendant Round Box Chain Necklace is probably for you. It has a more eye-catching, bold appeal, but it still goes well with so many options!
The middle necklace is also the best when it comes to playing around with pendants! You can purchase a plain necklace, or a necklace with a removable pendant, to switch the pendant based on how bold you’re going that day. For example, you can switch a pendant from being an alphabet to a different shape, colour or size. We love the Charm Pendant "Vintage MOON and STAR" because it’s a perfect size. It’s small enough to blend in with multiple pieces but big enough to create a centrepiece effect. I guess we could say it will be the star of your look (pun intended). The bonus to this method is that it’s also super wallet-friendly!
Step Three: The Long Chain
Here we are at the final layer! The longest chain is usually not everybody’s favourite because they’re hard to find and nothing much can be done with them. But we’re here to change that. The last layer is the cherry on top that ties everything together, so we wouldn't dare to neglect it! As with every other layer, you can choose to go the simpler path or the bold one. If you’re planning a simple outfit for a picnic, a shopping spree or brunch, then light is the way to go. The Chic Curved Nail Long Necklace is a great option because it creates an all-around effect with all its little details while remaining simple and chic. If it’s girl’s night, a date or a night you decided to channel your inner diva, then we’d recommend you go for the Horizons Long Necklace Embellished with Swarovski® crystals. That’s a piece that certainly screams ‘Wow” and drowns your look in pizzazz!
The Easier Way Out
If making your layered piece feels like too much effort for you, why not buy ready-made ones! You can find plenty of layered pieces on our website that work just as well and look STUNNING! There are two options: getting a full set or getting a set you can still play around with. For example, the Multilayer 2 piece Swirl Pendant Necklace in Gold Layered Steel Jewellery is only 2 layers, which means you can still add more layers to it. You can either add a choker or another necklace in between. This way, you have more freedom when it comes to customising it! If you want a signature, full set, then you’ll love the Multilayer 4 Piece Funky and Trendy White Resin Layering Gold Necklace. It has everything you’ll ever need and would perfectly elevate your look. I mean, you can never go wrong with pearls and gold!
Pro-tip - Create a Centerpiece
Before we wrap up, we wanted to give you a quick tip to up your game. When layering your necklaces, always have a centrepiece. That’s because if you have big or eye-catching pieces at every layer, it will be too overwhelming as well as distracting. You can choose any layer to make the centrepiece, it could be the choker, the longest necklace or anything in between. This trick also allows you to play around with your overall look and better mix and match your jewellery.
Now it’s safe to say that you’re all set. Feel free to shop any of the above pieces or browse for anything that catches your eyes. Happy shopping!