Jewelry trends over the last handful of years have all had one recurring theme that seems to tie them all together: more is always better. Multiple earrings worn on one lobe, stacking midi rings on several fingers, or the subject of today's focus: necklaces. Strategically piling on your necklaces is an effortless ways to polish up a look, and nailing how to layer necklaces in 2019 (without tangling them) is key. Not only will it look like you put a lot of thought into your ensemble, once you hone in on a few regular pairings, you can return to them no matter what you happen to be wearing that day.
First and foremost, layering necklaces should be fun. Play around and see what works and what looks unexpected together, you may end up breaking out a piece that you haven't worn in ages. Next, come up with a small arsenal of go-to formulas you can turn to when you're in need of a way to instantly give your look a boost. Not sure what that means? Below, see how accessory-inclined influencers are experimenting with their different necklaces to create looks that would make even Iris Apfel proud, and shop the picks to get going on your own masterpiece.
Chunky, Architectural Gold
Pair two short-chained gold necklaces with each other for a nod to an architectural aesthetic. The combination will feel polished in the vein of Old Céline and will pair perfectly with your 9-to-5 blazer.
In addition to a couple of your favorite simple gold chains, include a necklace that incorporates more than one material for an artful, interesting look. Layer on top of a graphic tee for a fun finish.
Lots Of Lengths
Begin your layered look with a plain gold chain base. Then, add in two pendant style necklaces with the last being the longest — the final effect will lay flat but still look dynamic and chic.
Beads 'N' Baroque
The baroque pearl trend is very much having a moment. Wear two strands of pearls, and consider also incorporating rainbow-colored beads for a tropical, vacation-ready look.
Subtle Shell Details
Wear your of-the-moment shell necklace with a couple of simple short strands to translate the warm-weather statement to every day.
Contrast a strand or two of vibrant beads with a simple pendant necklace underneath.
Tried And True
For a combination that will never let you down and can be put together in less than 30 seconds, grab a light chain necklace and team it with a gold pendant hung from a simple strand. Voila!
Whether it's a strand of pearls accentuated by a gemstone or a quirky pendant threaded on a strand of ribbon, the combination of two necklaces that look like they came from an estate sale will serve you and your next outfit rather well.
More Is Better
Why stick to one gold chain (or three) when you can pile them all on top of each other? Play with different widths and lengths and tie them all together with a pendant.