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How to layer your necklaces like a pro

Accessories By Esther Muchene
To be honest most of us still need some lessons on how to layer our necklaces (Courtesy)

Jewelry will always be a vital part of every outfit. But it’s not usually as direct as it seems because there’s an art to pairing jewelry to make sure it matches everything else you’re wearing.

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And right now, the trend is layering necklaces and to be honest most of us still need some lessons on how to layer them like a style icon.

I think that the more jewelry you have on, the simpler your outfit should be. Do you agree?

Reason I say this, this is because this prevents a busy looking outfit and besides, you want the center of focus to be on your necklace right?

To help you layer right, here is how you can do it:

i.Work with different lengths

You haven’t really layered your necklaces if you don’t incorporate different lengths. The highlight of this presentation is to arrange them in different layers in a complementary way.

If they’re all the same length, they’ll look like one confused blob of jewelry sitting on your neckline.

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You can start with a necklace that sits in the sternum, to guide you on where to place the other pieces if you’re layering multiples.

ii.Go all silver or all gold

For a beginner, the best thing to do is to choose metal shades that are similar. This will make it easier to add other pieces without getting stressed on whether they match or not.

It also generally looks more put together when you stick to one shade.

iii.Be careful with chunky pieces

Don’t layer all big and bold pieces together. This will overpower your neckline and draw too much unnecessary attention.

If you want to work with a chunky piece, make sure that the other layers are on the thicker side as well. Pairing them with tiny discreet chains might not work that well.

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iv.Let every necklace be unique

Another highlight of layering is the fact that each necklace has its own unique touch to it. They might have different pendants, patterns and textures which is what brings out the beauty to your look.

v.Throw in a pop of color

You can add a piece that has a colorful pendant to your collection. This breaks the monotony and brightens up your outfits. Place the colorful pieces as the first or last row as you layer.

vi.Keep it simple

Simplicity will always be the highest form of creativity. Don’t focus so much on adding too many layers because even two or three necklaces are enough. And when it comes to the designs, don’t go overboard either.

In layering, no stack is ever the same so it’s hard to follow exactly what someone else is doing. Everyone is free to add their own unique twist to what they like and that’s what fashion is all about if you ask me.

If you’re able to make it work, that’s all that matters just as long as you stick to the fundamental rules of layering. And if you’re ever in doubt, just buy the already layered necklaces that have been stacked for you. They’ll save you from all the troubles of figuring out what goes where if it’s not your thing.

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