The Art of Layering Necklaces

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Layering necklaces is an art. The look should have an air of effortlessness, like, "Oh, I just threw this together," but honestly there should be some method to your madness.

Begin by choosing your anchor. I chose the 48 inch Clancy necklace from The Lexie Collection. Your anchor is the longest necklace you plan to use. I recommend that it be about 48 inches or more so that you can have the option of doubling it. If you use a necklace that is more than 50 inches and has a clasp, you would also have the option to wrap it around three times.

Begin by choosing your anchor. I chose the 48 inch Clancy necklace from The Lexie Collection. Your anchor is the longest necklace you plan to use. I recommend that it be about 48 inches or more so that you can have the option of doubling it. If you use a necklace that is more than 50 inches and has a clasp, you would also have the option to wrap it around three times.

Step Two..... add a second necklace that is shorter than your anchor necklace and relates to the anchor in some way. I chose the Reba necklace from The Lexie Collection. Like the Clancy, it has touches of gold chain, and both necklaces have a chunky look.  

Step Two..... add a second necklace that is shorter than your anchor necklace and relates to the anchor in some way. I chose the Reba necklace from The Lexie Collection. Like the Clancy, it has touches of gold chain, and both necklaces have a chunky look.

 

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Since I am showing this combination with a tunic length T shirt, I chose to keep the longest necklace at full length. The combination really pops and by adding skinny black pants or leggings, you are good to go.

In this case I chose a basic T shirt from Ann Taylor Loft, doubled the anchor necklace to create three layers and now the simple T can be dressed up with a black leather skirt, or kept casual with jeans. If you prefer to use more delicate necklaces, the same principles apply. The idea is to create a look that appears to be one complex statement piece.

Use this layering method to perk up your wardrobe basics. I'll bet you have something like this unstructured linen dress in your closet. The same necklace layers would really bring this basic dress to a whole new level.

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The three necklace layers would also perk up a more structured basic black dress. For more information on the Clancy and Reba necklaces visit www.myrnahalpern.com/shop.

Posted on April 5, 2015 .