How to Layer Jewelry: Tips and Tricks
Most fashion lovers watch out daily for innovations and new and creative trends to follow, which is essential if you want to keep up with the fashion industry's fast-changing standards. One of the widespread trends when it comes to jewelry is layering.
So, read the following article for popular tips and tricks on how to layer your jewelry accessories correctly.
What is Layering?
More is less right? Well, when it comes to jewelry pieces, the answer is no. Layering is often described as overlaying multiple jewelry pieces on a specific body part (usually the neck or the wrist). Layering includes combining jewelry pieces of different structures, lengths, and even designs.
If you want to try out layering, make sure to follow the tips and tricks we will thoroughly describe in the following text.
The Right Pieces
The most crucial tip in the layering process is choosing the right jewelry pieces that will "get along," especially if you plan on wearing a basic outfit. This step is ideal for those that are new to layering. Opt-out for pieces of the same or similar style, meaning that it is essential for them to fit in; they should belong together.
This tip doesn't exclude any styles. You can combine vintage and antique looks or, for instance, edgy and spikey pieces.
It would be easiest for you to start with minimal pieces and choose delicate ones with a compact (lightweight) pendant.
However, if you want to start bold layering from the start, we advise pairing up contrasting styles—for instance, antique and modern, or basic with edgy. Remember that contrasting practice will create a bold and somewhat dramatic look, so it's best to avoid wearing it throughout the day and leave it for a night out.
Choosing an Element
We recommend choosing a fundamental element for all the layering newbies. It's way easier for you to blend if you choose a basic element in all the pieces making the combining process more manageable.
If you are experiencing trouble finding a shared element, choose the same theme. What do we mean?
- Pick out pieces made out of the same material (go all gold or silver).
- Pick out pieces that have the same pendant.
- Pick out pieces that have the same gemstone.
If you want to make as little effort as possible, consider using only one material as we have mentioned earlier (all gold or all silver). However, those who decide to combine from the beginning should opt out for different materials that hold the same gemstone.
Also, similar shapes work together in a pretty manner. For instance, square gold and square silver can look good with certain outfits.
Mixing weights is a great idea, especially if you found pieces of the same theme and size. Using different weights when combining your jewelry pieces will add variety and depth to the whole look as long as you try out several combinations before deciding on the right one.
Balancing is crucial, especially if you want to avoid looking trashy, meaning that it would be best to focus on one area.
If you opt out for wearing several rings, go for one necklace and vice versa. Layering a couple of necklaces is quite bulky, so avoid wearing multiple rings or bracelets.
Go bold if you plan on spending a special night out, meaning that you can layer in several areas, but only if you truly want to go bold.
One of the key tips for layering is properly combining pieces of different lengths. Start from a choker and go down for a couple of inches with every following piece. Why?
Because the proper layering (when it comes to lengths ) will create a neat look without tangling as long as you follow the aforementioned tip.
However, if you choose pieces of a similar length, it's important to stand them out properly by adjusting pendants. For instance, place the first pendant on the side, the second in the central part, and the third on the right side.
Pick out chunky pieces if you want to achieve the collar effect, which is becoming increasingly popular. However, the collar effect will work best if you want to stand out as a bold individual.
So, choose colorful heavy, and bulky necklaces and make sure not to use more than two or even three pieces depending on the effect you want to achieve.
Also, dress accordingly, meaning that you should wear a collared shirt, regular t-shirt, high neck, or even boat neck (depending on the exact style).
The primary goal when layering bracelets is to focus on one ankle only-make it simple. Avoid wearing various bracelets on both wrists as it can create an unbalanced and overcrowded look.
However, if you are uncomfortable leaving the other hand bear, stick to one simple piece on the other wrist.
Also, try to combine pieces of different widths and lengths, and don't be afraid to mix various materials (gold, silver, metal).
This trick will certainly add texture to the whole look.
In addition, if you are into wearing watches, why not combine it with some of your favorite bracelets. The only condition is that you need to find shared features ( the same element, color, or even the same material).
Now, layering rings is entirely different compared to other areas since there are different ways of layering, including wearing various pieces on one finger, spreading the pieces on more fingers, or even wearing the pieces on both hands.
Every option suits a different look, but we must state that wearing the rings on both hands is among the boldest fashion statements you can make, which isn't a problem if you dress accordingly. In any case, choose according to your own preferences, but check for the latest trend before you head out.