Love to wear necklaces but not sure how to layer them? Necklace layering is something of an art form and a creative way to express yourself, especially on those days when you just can’t decide which necklace to wear.

Let’s be simple and start from the beginning.
When we want to layer our necklaces, we need to work our way up like how we wear our outfit, perhaps to start with what matches your skirt and work upwards. It’s the same concept with layering necklaces. It takes some trial and error, but it is loads of fun experimenting with different looks, shapes and textures.

Try it out before you try it on
The best way to try out different looks is to place the necklaces on a flat surface. Then you can play around with the order, until you create the look you’re after.

Between 3’s and 5’s
There’s something about collections of 3’s and 5’s that is so pleasing to the eye. You see it in design elements all the time. It creates a very balanced and symmetrical effect. So start by choosing 3 necklaces – short, medium and long – and try them out for size.

The shortest necklaces defines your style
Start with the smallest necklace, preferably a choker, and will choose something delicate to accentuate that sexy dip in the neck. As you layer the necklaces, go for a graduated effect to offset each piece and captivate the eye. Increase the size of the pendants with each layer.

Play with colour, texture, shape and length
A complementary mix of colours will add allure to your necklace layers, not to mention sparkle…from colour gemstones to even diamonds which will add the glamourous look.

Play up a theme
Some people like to mix metals and colours of gold, but I find sticking to just one helps pull the composition together. White gold is beautiful while rose gold compliments our skin tone. This is just another area where you get to make your own choices and create something very personal.

Make a statement!
Every layered look needs a showpiece to bring the look together. At the centre of your composition, you want to create a statement with a magnificent gemstone or pendant. Have fun with this and give it some thought.

Be a minimalist
Go for a minimalist look by layering with a collection of simple but elegant chains – no pendants needed! Your chains can be of different thickness and different lengths. Perhaps pair rounded link chains with bigger oval links to have the similar round look yet its stylish to know you have put effort in the details of your selection.

The most important thing is to have FUN ! Have your own style. Be your own Individuality as Individuality is STYLE and STYLE is YOU!

Individuality is Style