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Layered Necklaces

Jacket/Madewell; Tee Shirt/Vince; Skirt/Laundry by Shelli Segal; Boots/Antonio Melani; Necklaces/White Moth, Stella & Dot

Jacket/Madewell; Tee Shirt/Vince; Skirt/Laundry by Shelli Segal; Boots/Antonio Melani; Necklaces/White Moth, Stella & Dot

My go-to outfit, especially in cooler weather, tends to be skinny jeans, boots and a slouchy sweater. It’s been really warm here, so I decided to skip the jeans. But, I wanted to wear a more fall/winter looking outfit (at least for Florida). So, I went with the booties.

Magpie Styling Tip: Let’s talk about layering necklaces. I’m all about the statement necklace, but lately I’ve been turning to layered, smaller scale necklaces to make an impact. Take the above picture. I’m wearing four different necklaces. What I like about this look is that I’m mixing metals. Forget that rule that you have to wear only one color metal at a time! Here are some tips for layering necklaces.
1. Length. Obviously, the key here is to find necklaces of varying lengths. My two longer necklaces are a little close in length, but the Stella & Dot necklace is just long enough that it falls below my White Moth horn.
2. Texture. While all of my necklaces are pretty similar, it’s equally fun to mix textures and weights. Try a shorter statement necklace mixed with some less-chunky, but longer chains.
3. Neckline. Layered necklaces look best when they have a beautiful canvas to serve as a background. Thus, crew neck tee shirts, button down blouses and higher neck dresses offer enough fabric behind them to allow the necklaces to stand out. Avoid turtlenecks or embellished neckline dresses and tops.
4. Clothing. Simple is best. The whole allure to layering multiple necklaces is to put the emphasis on the necklaces. You don’t want a bunch of patterns or other embellishments to compete with the necklaces.

Want more? Lucky magazine has a great article on the subject here: Layering Necklaces

Do you layer necklaces? Share your ideas in the comments section!