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Jewelry are fascinating pieces that adds complementary charm to your outfits. When you choose the right jewelry and layer them appropriately. Stacking up accessories randomly may be a fad in some way but there are tricks and tips on how you can ensure that your accessories match each other.
A single necklace or bracelet look dainty and feminine. However, a couple of pieces of jewelry won`t hurt your outfit but rather will give it a creative touch. Though it may awkward to mix and match different jewelries together, it`s fun and ignites your fashion sensibilities.
1. Choose a Style
When layering, it`s worth noting which theme you want to go for. You have to look at the bigger picture before you select your jewelry pieces.
For formal and feminine looks, opt for slimmer chains, and smaller pendants. You can choose a statement necklace that will be complemented by 1-2 pieces of soft and subtly-designed pieces of jewelries. Sticking to the same color scheme would make the look cohesive as well, such as all gold, all silver, or with a touch of similar shades.
Layered Rhinestone Coin Necklace
For a street style, choose funkier designs and thicker chains. You can invest in a good quality chain necklace and complement with trendy designs.
For casual style, you can select a plan chain with a big pendant of your choice, complementary big Figaro chain necklace, and another one with crystals, pearls or smaller pendants that match the statement necklace.
Knowing which style you would go for will help you select necklaces that will go well together. You can also decide on the statement items to highlight, and which chains to select to complement the statement pieces. This way, you can have a well-balanced stacking of jewelries that look beautiful and fashionable.
2. Mix and Match with a Common Element
To make it easy for you to accessorize, the key to layering pieces of jewelries is to find a common element such as metal, gemstone, pendant, color and style. The easiest way is to pick accessories that have the same metal.
Pearl Lock Necklace
However, if you prefer to be spontaneous, ensuring that each of your pieces have similarities is essential to remember. Like with this set from Tiffany`s that has a string of pearls in silver hardware, and a statement piece of chain and lock pendant. It`s a one piece wrap-around necklace that`s easy to match with plain pieces.
The trick to becoming more comfortable with layering is to choose one necklace that will highlight your outfit, and get complementary pieces of jewelry that goes well with it. If you`re unsure where to start, you can begin with getting layered necklaces so you don`t have to worry about which necklace goes well with another. You can also get set necklaces from stores like Forever 21, H&M and Claire`s so that you can try out for yourself how you`d like the layered jewelry.
3. Mix and Match: Length, Texture and Weight
Wearing necklaces of the same length not only defeats the purpose of layering but also hides the charm of having stacks of jewelries. Layering is a creative pursuit of matching different accessories together to create a personalized look.
Check out this Rose Gold layered necklace with different lengths, and has one pendant each. Though some may see the shapes of the pendants as not matching, it`s a geometric design that goes well together, especially with a plain top. The common element of this set is its theme, metal, and style.
Sonoma Goods For Life® – Layered Necklace
With this Lauren Conrad Multistrand necklace, the heart is the statement item with its flawless and fabulous pinkish heart design, complemented by the mother-of-pearl pendant with a shorter length.
Two-piece necklaces are also so cute and chic especially if you want to layer but don`t want to deal with a lot of chains on your neck and chest. It`s a simple way to have a personalized yet classy look.
4. Get Creative with All Shapes and Sizes
Lots of Love and Sparkle Stacking Ring Set
For necklaces, you can use the same element such as rhinestone, pearl, or other pendants in different shapes and sizes to create a cohesive look.
For rings, variety is the key to achieve a chic and cool stacks of rings on your fingers. Some rings can be plain and thin, while one or two rings can have bigger elements like stone, metal art or crystals. You can have one simple ring on each finger on one hand and have just one statement ring, or you can leave a finger or two without a ring to avoid looking over-accessorized.
For anklets, choose a design that will be noticeable and complement using another anklet.
5. Avoid Over Accessorizing
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Using too many necklaces, bracelets, rings and anklets can be too overwhelming and eventually can give off a tacky look. Keeping it simple, on point and elegant can highlight not just your beauty but also your other accessories, most of all your clothes.
To avoid using too many accessories, for necklaces you can use 2-3 layers, for bracelets you can use 3-5 layers, for rings 3-5 rings per hand should be your maximum, and for anklets 2-3 layers is good enough and better if you only accessorize one ankle.
Another important thing to note is that besides the quantity, accessories can also overwhelm you when you use too many of the same size, texture, length, design, and thickness. It`s also why it`s essential to mix and match appropriately so that you don`t choose pieces of jewelry that clash and give you an unbalanced loo
Jewelries are amazing items that can express your daily mood and match your everyday outfits. Knowing how to stack them up will give more opportunities to make dressing up an enjoyable and creative process, and to create pleasant and fun looks. At the same time, you can switch up your necklaces so you don`t have the same jewelry look everyday!