Instagram and Pinterest are bursting with photos of celebrities wearing layered necklaces. Here’s how to create the look that’s perfect for you and Instagram-worthy, too.
From the red carpet to the streets of Hollywood, celebrity trendsetters are making layered necklaces the latest fashion look. Just a few of the famous ladies who are sporting this look include Solange Knowles, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jamie Chung, Zoe Saldana, Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr.
You can be a fashion-chic it-girl when it comes to layering necklaces, too. Find out how.
Style Secrets for Layered Necklaces
Big, Bold Letters – Rihanna sparks renewed interest in layering a few years ago when she begins wearing her classic diamond “R” necklace with piles of rope and collar necklaces. Her latest version of the look has no rules – she simply piles them up and lets them bling.
British model Cara Delevingne wears a pared-down version of letter layers, with a gothic “C” and “D,” plus delicate strands of gold. She often wears a partially-unbuttoned blouse to show off her … necklaces.
Boho Chic – Kate Hudson takes layering in another direction, wearing several very long necklaces at a time, piled over a high-necked t-shirt or flowery blouse. Almost always, one of the necklaces is adorned with a tassel or end knot, which ties the look together. The overall vibe is flowy and bohemian.
Another take on the boho look is to combine long, colorful strands of beads with gold or silver chains. Zoe Saldana wears one to five of these long layers, topping it off with a round statement pendant – which looks great with everything from a white tank top to a professional blazer.
Free and Fringy – Fringed necklaces move the look from flower girl to rocker chick. Jamie Chung is often seen wearing a duo or trio of heavily fringed necklaces over a simple grey or black sweater. As long as they share a common detail – like metal color or shape – you can layer numerous fringy strands like a pro.
Delicate and Ladylike – Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba lean toward a ladylike look. They combine the following sophisticated shapes, always keeping each necklace short, small and delicate: lariats, thin collars, pendants and thin chains with teardrops or pearls.
Symbolic Layers – Some trendsetters combine layers of necklaces with charms that have personal meaning, such as flowers, spiritual symbols, abstract shapes or vintage cameos. A locket can be one of your layers, evoking mystery because of what it can hold: photos, quotes, mementos, even a dab of perfume. Taylor Swift is often spotted wearing a long locket necklace along with several medium-length thin chains.
The Freewheeling Rules of Layering
Style experts say a few rules apply when it comes to layering, although it’s best to go for simple, classy looks at work and formal events. Save piles of layering for a night out.
Bold layers look on-trend when they add a note of contrast to the overall outfit. For example, wear multiple layers of sparkling strands with a simple t-shirt, or layer several shiny cords just above the neck of a sharply-tailored blouse or jacket.
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