How to layer necklaces  

Layering necklaces is one of our favourite pastimes - a classic and easy way to add instant cool to a simple outfit, whilst giving you the opportunity to use your favourite pieces from your jewellery collection, all in one look.

Follow these five simple styling ideas and you'll be able to master the multi-strand, elegant layered look in minutes.

Layered necklaces are an easy way to add instant cool to a simple outfit, and give you the opportunity to use multiple pieces from your jewellery collection in one look.

Making it work is about three key things - different lengths, different weights, different colours and different styles of chain. Follow these five simple tips for layering necklaces and you’ll have this trend down in minutes.

Effortlessly charming

If you have sentimental pieces that you love, there’s no reason you can't use these in a layered look. It's the perfect way to tell a story and let your personality shine through. Select complementary pieces that feature your favourite charms and pendants and slowly build the layers up to create a look that's unique to you.

Follow the rule of three - the tried and tested way to create an easy layered necklace look. Put one fairly short chain with two longer styles, leaving a similar amount of space between each. Your charms and pendants will fill the space in between, giving you an instant layered look no matter what style of necklace you use.



Effortlessly charming

If you have sentimental pieces that you love, there’s no reason you can't use these in a layered look. It's the perfect way to tell a story and let your personality shine through. Select complementary pieces that feature your favourite charms and pendants and slowly build the layers up to create a look that's unique to you.

Follow the rule of three - the tried and tested way to create an easy layered necklace look. Put one fairly short chain with two longer styles, leaving a similar amount of space between each. Your charms and pendants will fill the space in between, giving you an instant layered look no matter what style of necklace you use.


Pop of colour

If you feel your outfit could do with a little ‘oomph’ and injection of fun, colourful necklaces are best place to start. It will punctuate your outfit and draw peoples attention to the gorgeous gems. 

Be bold! Summer has arrived - bright orange, illuminating greens, pretty pink or all of the above will dazzle in the summer sun and make you stand out from the crowd.



Pop of colour

If you feel your outfit could do with a little ‘oomph’ and injection of fun, colourful necklaces are best place to start. It will punctuate your outfit and draw peoples attention to the gorgeous gems. 

Be bold! Summer has arrived - bright orange, illuminating greens, pretty pink or all of the above will dazzle in the summer sun and make you stand out from the crowd.


Timelessly tonal

Pick a base colour for beads or gems and build around it, staying within the same colour palette for a softer look. Consider different shades and colours that compliment each other; yellows and oranges, navy and teal, brown and gold and so on. 

It doesn’t matter if the necklaces you choose are a different design with different styles of gems or beads - this is a colour focused look. 



Timelessly tonal

Pick a base colour for beads or gems and build around it, staying within the same colour palette for a softer look. Consider different shades and colours that compliment each other; yellows and oranges, navy and teal, brown and gold and so on. 

It doesn’t matter if the necklaces you choose are a different design with different styles of gems or beads - this is a colour focused look. 


Chain links, weights and colours

A great way to jazz up your layered necklace look is to switch up the chain style, weights and metal finish.

Try a combination of delicate and heavier chains, silver, gold or rose gold, and experiment with a variety of chain links to see what works for you. Remember there is no rule book - you’re the one creating your own unique style.  

This pearl look is a firm favourite of ours because pearls will always be a timeless classic and create a simple, elegant focal point on your neckline. 



Chain links, weights and colours

A great way to jazz up your layered necklace look is to switch up the chain style, weights and metal finish.

Try a combination of delicate and heavier chains, silver, gold or rose gold, and experiment with a variety of chain links to see what works for you. Remember there is no rule book - you’re the one creating your own unique style.  

This pearl look is a firm favourite of ours because pearls will always be a timeless classic and create a simple, elegant focal point on your neckline. 


Mix and match

Don’t be afraid to mix and match materials as well. There really are no hard and fast rules about sticking to just metal or just beads, so take your time playing around with both. The beauty about this style, is that with a gold charm necklace, you can add any colour under the sun and it will always look fabulous - this one is bound to become your go-to as an absolute time saver when running out the door for dinner. 



Mix and match

Don’t be afraid to mix and match materials as well. There really are no hard and fast rules about sticking to just metal or just beads, so take your time playing around with both. The beauty about this style, is that with a gold charm necklace, you can add any colour under the sun and it will always look fabulous - this one is bound to become your go-to as an absolute time saver when running out the door for dinner. 

TOP LAYERING TIPS....

Start with 2-4 necklaces. Many more than that and it can start to get tangled and messy.

Remember to have different lengths so the space between the necklaces look filled with no gaps. 

Mix and match chain styles to keep things interesting and eye-catching. Different colours, weights, chunky, thin, you get the idea… 

Mix up the metals too. It’s tempting to stick with all silver or all gold but they compliment each other beautifully so give it a go. 

Add some fun! Big pendants, lots of charms, punchy colours, pearls will guarantee a bit of a 'wow' factor.

Don’t over think it too much and have fun - there really are endless styles and combinations to play with!

TOP LAYERING TIPS....

Start with 2-4 necklaces. Many more than that and it can start to get tangled and messy.

Remember to have different lengths so the space between the necklaces look filled with no gaps. 

Mix and match chain styles to keep things interesting and eye-catching. Different colours, weights, chunky, thin, you get the idea… 

Mix up the metals too. It’s tempting to stick with all silver or all gold but they compliment each other beautifully so give it a go. 

Add some fun! Big pendants, lots of charms, punchy colours, pearls will guarantee a bit of a 'wow' factor.

Don’t over think it too much and have fun - there really are endless styles and combinations to play with!

TOP LAYERING TIPS....

Start with 2-4 necklaces. Many more than that and it can start to get tangled and messy.

Remember to have different lengths so the space between the necklaces look filled with no gaps. 

Mix and match chain styles to keep things interesting and eye-catching. Different colours, weights, chunky, thin, you get the idea… 

Mix up the metals too. It’s tempting to stick with all silver or all gold but they compliment each other beautifully so give it a go. 

Add some fun! Big pendants, lots of charms, punchy colours, pearls will guarantee a bit of a 'wow' factor.

Don’t over think it too much and have fun - there really are endless styles and combinations to play with!