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Expert Layers

One of the biggest trends in accessories is necklace layering.  How do the celebs do it so effortlessly?  From Kate Hudson to Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Aniston, they’re all perfectly layered, all the time.  The truth is, there’s a formula that will make it just as easy for you.  The lengths of the chains, along with the chain style and pendant shape all make subtle differences.

Jennifer Aniston

Try this, I promise it works.  Start with a 16” chain, add another that’s 18”, and finally a third that’s anywhere from 24-36”.  It’s up to you how dramatic a look you’re going for.  It’s best if the chains are not all super fine links to avoid them getting tangled.  I also like to vary the pendant size and shape to add interest.  In the options here, the shortest is a horizontal shape, in the middle is a round pendant, and the longest has a bigger statement charm.  Try a few and see what works best for you, and don’t be afraid to mix metals, that’s an outdated fashion credo.  You can even layer on charms you’ve inherited to personalize the look.  And if all else fails, there are some great pre-layered options that are out now, to take all the guesswork out of it for you.

Julez Bryant at London Jewelers, East Hampton
Lulu Dk
Aurélie Bidermann
Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Yossi Harari
Stephan and Co.

 

 

 

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