The Secrets To Necklace Layering

Mystified by the esoteric world of necklace layering? We feel you, and to help, we found a group that has a strong command of the skill: fashion bloggers. We distilled their habits down to nine must-read secrets. Click through now for your master class in jewelry’s most lofy art form.

Secret 1: Go for a graduated effect—delicate shorter necklaces with slightly chunkier, longer necklaces.


Sincerely Jules

Formula: delicate diamond + small gold charm + medium gold charm

On Jules Sarinana of Sincerely Jules: Dogeared dot necklace, A.P.C. circle charm necklace

​Get The Look: Wouter & Hendrix Gold Single Diamond Necklace ($670), Dogeared Reminder The Circle Boxed Pendant Necklace ($62), Sarah Chloe ½’’ Eva Initial Pendant ($98)

Secret 2: Larger-than-life necklaces pair well with dainty chains.


Karla's Closet

Formula: oversized statement necklace + long chain

On Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet: Karla Deras for Roman Luxe python necklace, vintage gold chain

​Get The Look: Karla Deras for Roman Luxe Faux Python Pendant Necklace ($55), Gorjana Batik Long Necklace ($70)

Secret 3: For a collar effect, layer chunky necklaces that rest right on top of each other.



Formula: chunky chain necklace + colorful lucite necklace + statement gold necklace

On Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific: All BaubleBar

​Get The Look: BaubleBar Rolo Chain Collar Necklace ($42); kate spade new york Stepping Stones Graduated Necklace ($198); J.Crew Brass And Crystal Petal Necklace ($95)

Secret 4: Personalize your collection with a letter or zodiac pendant.


Viva Luxury

Formula: two small charm necklaces + pearl bar necklace + medium pendant necklace

On Annabelle Fleur of Viva Luxury: Albeit letter necklace, Albeit arrow necklace, Gold Philosophy pearl necklace, BCBG zodiac necklace

​Get The Look: Albeit Jewelry A Necklace ($350), Nadri Boxed Arrow Pendant Necklace ($48), Golden Thread Baby Pearl Strand On Solid Gold Necklace ($130), Bonnie Jonas Zodiac Constellation Pendant Necklace ($28)

Secret 5: Gold may be in vogue, but silver can feel more unique.


Man Repeller

Formula: dainty charm necklace + mid-length pendant + long statement pendant

On Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller: Khai Khai spider charm, Amy Fortgang wing pendant

​Get The Look: Drew Tessier Spider Necklace ($20), Me & Zena Spider Web Pendant Necklace ($45), Danielle Stevens Druzy Angel Wing Necklace ($45)

Secret 6: Coin necklaces add an instant bohemian feel.



Formula: beaded necklace + coin charm necklace + colored gemstone necklace

On Maja Wyh of Majawyh: Maja x Vyvyn Hill necklace

​Get The Look: Golden Thread Bezelled Gemstone Necklace ($45) in Red, Molly Jane Designs Ancient Roman Coin Necklace ($140), Jessica Elliot Gold Peace Sign Necklace ($72)

Secret 7: A lariat necklace is the best way to add length.


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Formula: charm necklace + bar necklace + lariat necklace

On Courtney Tropp of Always Judging: all Jennifer Zeuner

​Get The Look: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Vermeil Lightning Bolt ($176), Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Horizontal Bar Necklace With Diamond ($220) in Yellow Gold, Jennifer Zeuner Chealsea Double Bar Lariat ($286)

Secret 8: Get a minimalist look by layering simple chains—no pendants needed!


The Glamourai

Formula: delicate choker + thin chains of varying lengths

On Kelly Framel of The Glamouai: all Jennifer Zeuner

​Get The Look: Jules Smith Americana Choker ($98), Stella & Dot 16’’ Delicate Chain ($22)

Secret 9: Colored gemstones make a stack stand out.


Song of Style

Formula: tiered necklace + bar necklace

On Aimee Song of Song of Style: Lionette tiered necklace, Jennifer Zeuner bar necklace

​Get The Look: Lionette Avish Plated Necklace ($198) in Blue, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Horizontal Bar Necklace With Diamond ($220) in Yellow Gold