Hi Everyone! Today I am so happy to again be joining my stylish friend Sarah from Australia. It is time for our monthly Signature Style post. Today we are talking about necklaces. You will get a kick out of this. Since Sarah is from Australia we have different phrases for different things. For example, what we call sneakers she calls trainers. We talk once a month about what we are going to discuss on Signature Style. Sarah said how about neckpieces? I thought scarves right or maybe brooches? Finally, I said what did you mean about neckpieces and she said necklaces! So today let’s talk about how to layer necklaces.
Do you see women with beautiful combinations of layered necklaces and wonder how they do it? I am no expert but here are my tips for layering necklaces. Consider your size, make sure each piece has something in common, vary the weight and length, add your own personality, and less is more unless you are the Contessa! I am using my moss-covered mannequin as my model today so you can get a closer look. I am delighted to let her do the modeling.
I usually only layer two or three but I am going to show you how to layer multiple necklaces should you choose to be bold. Tiny necklaces (which I don’t usually wear as I am big-boned) can be layered much more easily than large ones. That being said I have a couple of large necklaces that I inherited and I really only wear them alone.
NECKLACE LAYERING ONE
Personally, for layered necklaces, I prefer either a crew neck, turtle, funnel neck, or a neckline like this with no buttons. I don’t think a pile of necklaces competing with buttons is a good look unless the buttons are small and the same color as the shirt. Keep the neck simple so the layering can be the star. The shirt is from CP Shades. I don’t think they make this embroidered version anymore but you can check on Instagram here.This necklace is from Paula Carvalho. I have several of hers. They have a collected look which I love. I will link similar below as well.
I added a much older silver toned (not sterling) necklace from a shop in Salinas that has been gone for years. I think they compliment each other nicely.
Another option is a treasured necklace from my friend Mary Ann (Classic Casual Home). The vintage pocket watch face picks up the white in the PC necklace, and the vintage coin and spoon part repeat the look of the vintage charms on the PC necklace.
Bolder yet, how about three? The choker is an older French Kande choker. I probably personally would only wear two but it all depends on how much fun you want to have, right?
GET THE LAYERED LOOK
My daughter got me this beautiful Mystic Falls Shirt from Sundance for Christmas. Thanks, Jenna you are the best! They only have very limited sizing and it is on sale. I linked it below along with a similar one from Anthro. Here I am styling it with a chunky tribal-looking necklace that came from Etsy a couple of years ago. I have linked similar below. I would probably wear this all by itself.
NECKLACE LAYERING TWO
But who says you can’t have a little fun and add another long strand of “Navajo pearls” with a stamped cross. You can buy both separately on Ebay. I will link similar below.
If you really want to have fun add another thinner smaller strand of navajo pearls
If the options above are too bold for you, try a little daintier look. Here I started out with a leather and brass tassel necklace from Tancredi & Morgan. You can contact them here I have linked similar below in case they no longer carry this artist. This was a gift from my husband.
NECKLACE LAYERING THREE
Next I added another necklace by the same artist also from Tancredi and Morgen.
Here I added a third lariat necklace, a gift from my daughter to the mix. It can be adjusted. I like the look of all three together since they are daintier to begin with. The shirt is from CP Shades. I am not sure if this shirt is still available. I have linked similar and Ebay options below.
GET THE LAYERED LOOK
NECKLACE LAYERING FOUR
The necklaces above are the only ones I own that are not silver. Silver definitely looks better with the gray hair. Because almost everything is silver and either vintage or vintage looking they are easy to mix. Here I have another CP Shades (the Teton tunic) shirt in chambray with a mix of some of my silver necklaces.
This necklace was made by me about 20 years ago. It is made of vintage Native American beads and a cross by Don Lucas. It looks too small on my moss-covered mannequin. I will link to specific silver bead necklaces on Ebay below but you can also browse here on Ebay.
Next I added my long strand of navajo pearls.
Here I added another simple strand of Navajo Pearls.
For this look I added my graduated strand of bench made navajo beads (over 30 years old).
Lastly I added a shorter strand that I purchased on Ebay several years ago. I probably wouldn’t wear all of these together. However a taller person like my friend Elizabeth (the Contessa) certainly could and would!
GET THE LAYERED LOOK
Here are my takeaways. If you want to layer your necklaces, collect ones with a similar look and style. That way you have a lot of options for layering. As I said almost everything I own is silver. They are either vintage or have a vintage look. This way I can mix them intermittently. The Important thing is to have fun and let your personality show!
Thanks for reading How to Layer Necklaces-Fashion Over 50. You might also enjoy our last post on our own personal styles here. Now pop over and visit Sarah. I know you guys love her style and can’t wait to see what she has to share. She will have a video up as well. I am trying to improve (wait acquire) my videography skills. Now it’s your turn. Do you layer your necklaces? If not would you like to?