Have you ever noticed a woman wearing three or four necklaces and thought how cool! Not only is it cool, it’s easy. There’s no wrong way to layer delicate necklaces—mix metals, layer varied lengths, wear what you love—the possibilities are practically endless.
When going for a short, medium, long look, the first piece you put on should be the shortest one— a choker or a pendant work great as a starting point. The second necklace should be longer but it doesn’t matter how much longer. They don’t need to be evenly spaced. A bar necklace is a great way to break up the space so it’s pendant, bar, pendant. Skip the shortest necklace if you’re wearing a top that has a funky neckline (like a boat neck) so the pendant isn’t constantly jockeying for position. For the third and longest necklace, a pendant will add visual interest and weight to frame the other two necklaces.
SHORT + LONG
Pair a short necklace with a long one. When you skip the pendant on the short one, it almost makes it look like one long chain that’s been looped around your neck. But pendant necklaces work just as well (see—no wrong way to do it!).
MULTIPLE PENDANT NECKLACES
You can even wear two or three necklaces that are the same lengths—just shift them slightly so that the pendants aren’t right on top of each other.
NEW + OLD
If you’re still holding on to that adorable butterfly (or heart, or cross, or initial) pendant necklace that your mom gave you in fourth grade, now’s a great time to pull it out and add it to the mix. If it’s a short necklace, pair it with a longer one and vice versa.
COLOR AS AN ANCHOR
Let color be your guide—all red, all turquoise, all coral—play around and see what feels right to you.