HOW TO LAYER LIKE A QUEEN
If you know me, you know I love a layered necklace look and if you’ve ever met me in person, you know that I love to show off my Embezzled Metals necklaces by piling them on! It just so happens, it’s in fashon too and don’t you just love to be “in fashon”?!
I always get so many questions about the best way to go about layer and before you start throwing all your necklaces and pendants around your neck, a few tips are in order. You want to keep in mind that you want your layering to look effortless. This is a short guide to give you a few simple tips and tricks so you too, can layer like a queen!
Or if you aren’t up for the challenge, I’ve also created several layered necklace sets to take the guesswork out of layering. I hand-selected and paired dainty necklaces that look best together so you can get to glowing faster and easier. Check them out under the Necklace Sets category.
1. START AT THE TOP:
Your first piece should always be the shortest necklace of the bunch. I typically like to start with a necklace that has a chain length of around 14”-16”. The only time you don’t want a shorter necklace as your base? If you are wearing a shirt with a high neckline. If your necklace “fights” the neckline of your shirt or top, start layering below the neckline.
2. MIX UP THE LENGTHS OF YOUR NECKLACES:
Be sure you’ve got a healthy mix of different length necklaces, starting from the shortest of 14”-16”, the next should have a chain length of 18”-22” and the last should hang a couple inches below that at 24”-30”. Of course you can play around with what works best on you, but you don’t want them to hang over each other, especially if they are larger pieces.
3. GETTING THE RIGHT LENGTHS:
Not all of your necklaces will start out being the right lengths to layer. Although, using a removable extender, (available on the EM site) can help make each necklace the perfect length, while keeping everything in order and getting you that layered necklace look in no time.
4. WEAR AT LEAST TWO OR THREE NECKLACES AT A TIME:
As mentioned above, I recommend choosing necklaces in three varieties of length- short, medium and long, to get the most out of this look. However, this only applies when the top necklaces are on the smaller side. With larger pendants I recommend going with two, play around with the lengths and see what you like!
5. USE A STATEMENT PIECE AS YOUR LONGEST NECKLACE:
Why not add a bold necklace to incorporate into your layered look? This acts as the focal point of the look, while the smaller necklaces look as though you always have those on, and just threw on this stunner piece to punctuate your look.
6. KEEP YOUR METALS UNIFIED:
Choose metals in similar shades to create cohesion with your layers.
I hope you enjoyed this quick guide to layering and can’t wait to see what you put together! You’re always welcome to request custom chain length on necklaces by contacting me, or adding a note to your order (additional charges may apply).