How to Layer Your Necklaces

Layering necklaces is a great way to add interest and dimension to any outfit. But with so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to figure out which necklaces to layer together. Here are a few tips from our Reclaimed with Loves stylists; her perspective on how to choose the right necklaces for layering will give you some great ideas with a focus on sustainable pieces made from recycled or upcycled materials!

Consider the length of the necklaces: When layering necklaces, it’s important to pay attention to the length of each piece. A good rule of thumb is to choose necklaces of different lengths, so that they don’t compete with each other. For example, you might pair a short choker with a longer pendant necklace.

Layering gold chain choker necklaces with an amethyst pendant necklace

Think about the shape of the necklaces: In addition to considering the length of the necklaces, you should also think about their outline. Round or circular necklaces can be paired with more angular pieces, while square or rectangular necklaces can be paired with more organic shapes. That variation is key!

Choose necklaces with different textures: Mixing and matching different textures can add depth and interest to your layering. You might choose a smooth, shiny necklace to pair with a more matte or textured piece. You can also add in semi precious stones of different color gemstones. I love mixing styles to give a very personalized, individualized look.

Layering gold chain choker necklaces with an amethyst pendant necklace

Consider mixing in different tones with metal- it used to be a big no-no to mix silver and gold but today, it really adds dimension and interest. I also love mixing styles- like a polished and refined CZ halo at a shorter length with an initial necklace and then maybe something a little boho and trendy at a slightly longer length.

Amazonite bar necklace and gold chain chocker layering necklace set

Look for sustainable options: When choosing necklaces for layering, consider looking for pieces that are made from recycled or upcycled materials. This can include recycled metal, repurposed vintage jewelry, or pieces made from upcycled materials like existing jewelry that gets reworked. Our company, Reclaimed with Love, repurposes beautiful, designer pieces and gives them new life by including them in jewelry subscriptions boxes at minimal costs. The packaging of these boxes are sustainable and recycled- the ink is even printed with soy ink! It feels so good to be a part of a company invested in fashion mindfully- using sustainable practices daily and building upon them and growing those social missions every day!

By following these tips, you’ll be able to choose the perfect necklaces for layering and create a look that is both stylish and unique, while also supporting sustainable fashion. Happy layering!

A cubic zirconia polished necklace at a shorter length, layered with an initial necklace and a boho coin necklace and trendy pearl neck at a slightly longer length

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