How to Layer Necklaces Like You've Been a Stylist for 30 Years

There's one thing that all fashion enthusiasts agree on—that accessories can make an outfit. That's why we're launching a monthly column, Successorise, charting the latest extras stylish girls will want to know about. From the smart workwear add-ons that could seal the deal in the office, to the most of-the-moment tweaks that can spin a basic outfit into a high-fashion trajectory, this is Who What Wear UK's regular guide to the most important accessorising rules to know now.

There's a skill to layering necklaces, and some of us just don't have it. I don't have it. They get tangled, I get bored, the idea goes out of the window and I put on some statement earrings. But when it does work, boy, is it a satisfying thing. Layered necklaces have become a jewellery trend that rarely goes out of favour—I believe many girls find that their selection of trinkets increasingly becomes an extension of their memories, personality and mindfulness. Who doesn't love to look down and see some all-important initials on a pendant or recall a special holiday moment?


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Layered necklaces at Dior and Prada for A/W 17.

With that in mind, and a new season chock-full of necklaces on the runway (from classic shell styles at Prada through to talismanic charms at Dior), it seems like a good time to revisit your strategy. Here are the many bling-laden paths you can go down; just keep reading for expert layering tips, and shop some of our favourites pieces.