March 18th: Layering Necklaces
Toss out that old saying that "less is more." This spring, more is more!
Layering necklaces is the season’s hottest trend in jewelry. Designers like Rebecca Lankford have tailored their collections so several pieces can be worn together, as well as easily mixed with other lines.
While the idea of wearing multiple necklaces is bohemian inspired, when worn correctly this look is as equally appropriate with a business suit as it is with a t-shirt and jeans.
As with all things fashion related, there are a few guidelines but they’re easy to follow and hard to forget. Follow these five simple rules and you’ll master this trend without looking like you tried.
1. Stick with odd numbers. Interior designers will advise this when decorating your home. The same goes when decorating yourself. Choose three, five or even seven necklaces. For some reason, the unbalance seems to balance your look.
2. Go for multiple lengths. If every necklace is the same length the only thing you’ve created is a big mess. A variety of lengths allows each piece to be displayed and shows there’s a little method behind the madness.
3. Choose delicate pieces that complement rather than compete. Several understated necklaces say chic and polished, but lots of oversize, loud garb will make you look like a gypsy with Attention Deficit Disorder. It’s okay if one necklace makes a stronger statement than the rest, but your jewelry shouldn’t fight for attention.
4. Mix various textures, metals and styles. Pair gold with silver, pearls with leather cords, turquoise with diamonds and casual with formal.
5. Wear pieces that are meaningful or personal to you. Of course you want to appreciate each necklace on an aesthetic level, but if asked about a particular piece it’s nice to have a story or memory to share. Lankford’s collection of crosses are so simple, yet they symbolize so much.
Find Rebecca Lankford Designs and many other collections of necklaces perfect for layering at Carriage House, 115 Johnston St. S.E. in downtown Decatur.