Layering is not just for clothing anymore.February 6, 2018
Stacking rings, bracelets and necklaces is a trend that’s here to stay. Putting on several bracelets and bangles at once is no longer taboo, nor is wearing more rings than you have fingers. But stacking and layering jewelry is not always an easy thing to do, so here are some tips to get you started:
You can mix metals (or not) and mix textures, too. There are few hard and fast rules when it comes to stacking rings. Playing with color and texture is the best way to keep it interesting. Another great technique is experimenting with shapes and lines. Having a combination of horizontal and vertical rings and creating a bit of negative space will ensure that it never looks like you’re wearing too many rings at once. Be sure to include rings with special details like a small stone to add variation. And don’t forget to change it up. You can mix and match until you find a combo that you really love.
Another great thing about stackable rings is that they can incorporate the entire finger, not just the area below the second knuckle. For more stackable ring inspiration, stop by and try on these great styles from the Forevermark Tribute Collection and Gabriel and Co.
Learning how to layer necklaces takes a bit of practice. The trick is to stick to delicate, simple pieces; trying different types of chains and mixing varying lengths for a great effect! Once you master the right proportions, the layered combination adds style to any outfit, even if you’re simply wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
An easy way to achieve the layered look is to buy a piece that already comes layered or buy separate necklaces that are made for layering like the ones shown here from Gabriel & Co. and Forevermark.
Layering individual necklaces gives you a little more freedom to experiment. Ready to start layering on your own?
• Start with a choker that is sleek and minimalistic.
• Add a bar necklace that is slightly longer than the choker.
• Finish with a pendant which will be your longest piece. Your best option is to use a chain that is about 30-32 inches long in the same metal family as your other two pieces. Sydney Evans has some great, fun pieces for layering.
And let’s not forget bracelets!
No rules really apply here – the more, the merrier! Stack them up to your elbow and dress up both arms –
it’s hard to go wrong. Though it may seem counterintuitive to pair a thin, gold finger bracelet with a bunch of bangles, they actually balance each other out nicely. Opt for bracelets with different shapes and thicknesses like these from John Hardy and Sydney Evan or multiple styled bracelets of the same metal color as shown here from Gabriel & Co.