Stacking 101: A Guide to Layering
Chanel once said, “before leaving the house, a lady should always look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” Sorry, Coco, but today, the rules have changed.
Rings, bracelets, and necklaces … nothing is off limits for stacking potential. Layering jewelry is an opportunity to get creative and add a little extra flare to your outfit. Anyone can develop their own style with jewelry layering, the choices are stacking up!
The beauty of layering jewelry is its flexibility. You can change your look by simply adding a piece, removing one or substituting an item for another. Another big plus: layering lets you mix and match! Pair your fine jewelry with less expensive pieces, mix metal types together, or even combine textures or patterns to create a versatile look for any outfit!
How many rings will you stack? When stacking multiple rings on one finger, leave the other fingers bare to make sure you hand doesn’t look over crowded. If you are planning to stack multiple diamonds, consider keeping them separated – diamonds can scratch other diamonds. The same goes for other stones near other rings. Ready for more stacking style advice?
Create an eye-catching arm candy look by playing with color and texture. To guarantee a winning arrangement, a large piece creates a focal point for the eye, while smaller pieces of jewelry provide support to the center of attention. Try wearing more bracelets on one arm than the other to avoid looking cluttered. No matter the jewelry types, always consider sticking to one area or else it might seem like you’re playing dress up.
Necklaces tend to work best layering no more than three. Combining different lengths from a choker style to a long pendent style creates an elegant line of symmetry. Delicate chains allow space to pile on the jewels without creating a clunky or cluttered appearance. To prevent necklaces from intertwining, mix long chains with big pendants, put a few charms on delicate ones, and pair it all with something like a solid choker. This can help prevent a tangled mess and create a beautiful tiered look on any neckline.