For the past few months I have been layering necklaces quite a bit. I love the layered necklace look and I believe they are a big trend for fall. As I've mentioned before, layers and fall tend to go together (in any form). Necklace layering is a great way to add some dimension to a look and also to get creative with your accessories. Here is my easy tutorial on the best way to layer necklaces.
1. The first necklace to layer is the longest: that necklace acts as the anchor to the layering sequence and preferably you want it to carry some weight. I personally like the necklace's chain to be thin and dainty with some kind of stone or pendant on the end. In this layered look, my longest necklace has a lot of length and carries a tear-drop chrysoprase stone.
2. The second necklace should fall in the center of your upper chest. This necklace can have a pendant with a little less weight--I chose mine to be dainty with a thin snake piece hanging, which adds to the layering effect.
3. The third necklace should fall at the center of your collarbone. It can be a circular, square, or triangular piece but something small.
The layering length shouldn't just vary but the weight and heaviness of each pendant should correlate to the layer it's on. (I.e. the longest necklace has the heavier pendant or stone.)
The first necklace to go on is the longest (1), the second is the medium length piece (2), and the third is the shortest in length (3). Once you've layered all three, you have your final look (4). Try these guidelines with your own necklaces and give your entire look an added dimension!
All necklace used in this tutorial were made by me--see the entire look here.
Check out this lookbook, below, to get some great necklaces (of all lengths) to layer.