More is more: How to Layer Jewelry

April 30, 2015


I’ve always had somewhat of a simple style and have relied heavily on one thing to take my outfits to the next level: jewelry. Statement necklaces, colorful gemstone earrings, 20 Indian-inspired bangles on just one arm, you name it! I love it all, especially when I wear a lot at once. There is something so effortlessly cool and chic about wearing stacks of bracelets and layers of chunky or dainty necklaces. Although it looks easy, you may over think it and choose the wrong pieces. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

1. How to Layer 3 Necklaces: When layering necklaces, stagger the pieces from shortest to longest in length. The trick is to wear the most delicate piece closest to your neck, and the larger pendants on the longest chain to avoid tangling. Need more guidance? Here’s a good step-by-step to achieve the look: a) Most necklaces are 13-15″ long with a 1-2″ extender. The first one should be fastened at its shortest length. b) The next piece should be fastened at its longest length in order to create enough space so that the first two pieces aren’t laying on top of each other. c) Lastly, the longest piece should be 17″ and make the biggest statement as seen in the photo below.

layered necklaces

2. How to Layer Bracelets: The best piece of advice I can give you is that ALL types of bracelets go together. Avoid wearing sets of only one type – mix simple chains with bangles, beads, and cuffs. Play with different styles and silhouettes to create dimension and a unique look of your own.

arm party

3. Don’t be afraid to mix metals. There was a time where I had to match the hardware on my purse and shoes to my jewelry. Those days are long gone! First of all, who has time for that? Secondly, fashion should be fearless and metals look great mixed together. Cartier created the Trinity ring in 1924 with three intertwined bands, in three different colors! We cannot question Cartier, now can we?

I’ve picked some affordable on-trend pieces that are versatile enough to be styled with day and evening outfits alike. Happy layering! xo


Sole Society C-Shaped Bangle, $24.95

Sole Society Long Pendant Necklace, $24.95

Tyler Gold Hand Bracelet, $45

Olesha Rose Gold, $45

Haati Chai Loka Bracelet, $59

Bauble Bar Ice Negative Chevron Pendant, $28

Bauble Bar Pavé Moondrop Pendant, $34

Bauble Bar Delta Fringe Necklace, $36

Lisa Freede Baguette ID Ring, $55

Lisa Freede Cigar Band Ring, $35

Bauble Bar Gold Tassel Pendant Necklace, $34

LOFT Delicate Dangle Necklace, $19.50

Lola James Ella Bracelet, $55

Lola James Rock Candy Set, $50

Banana Republic Rock Candy Cocktail Ring, $45
Madewell Cosmic Connection Ring, $26

Madewell Inset Cuff, $28

Argento Vivo Mini Knot Ring, $28

Wanderlust + Co Infinity Necklace, $21

Lord & Taylor V Collar Necklace, $22

Topshop Long Chain Tassel Necklace, $25


  • Reply Deborah May 5, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I love layering jewelry and I’m all about the rings and bracelets. Love your recommendations on jewelry!

    • Reply sarahnajafi June 16, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      Me too! Thank you Deborah!!! xoxo

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