With Fall and Winter on the horizon, our wardrobe changes to seasonal pieces and layers to not only keep warm but express our personal style. Layering is no longer just for your clothes. With unique jewelry pieces as much a part of our expression as that chunky sweater paired with your favorite vintage jacket, the options for layering jewelry are endless.
From earrings to necklaces to rings, it’s possible to layer, or stack, any of your jewelry. There are a few simple guidelines to help you pull off the layered look in style and help you transform even the simplest designs into show-stopping statements.
How to Start Layering Jewelry
It’s best to concentrate your layering efforts on one or two parts of the body. Layering jewelry pieces on your neck and fingers, or wrists and ears keep the cool and sophisticated appeal without the appearance becoming messy or overwhelming. Creating a balanced look is essential with layering, paying special attention to spacing. Each of your pieces should complement the next, keeping a clean appearance and staying away from a cluttered or tangled look. The goal is to have each piece of jewelry displayed naturally without distracting from the next.
Mixing bold statement pieces with delicate ones creates variety and keeps everything from looking weighed down. Too many chunky pieces create a cluttered look and distracts from the balanced layered look you are working towards. Mixing materials is as important as mixing size. Metals, textures, stones, all create a more natural and interesting feel to your layers. Things don’t have to perfectly match every time, after all, the most important rule of this style is have fun!