Fashion Tips

The Fundamentals of Stacking Jewelry

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Statement jewelry is a trend that that does not appear to be down trending anytime soon. While simpler necklaces definitely have a place on the spectrum, there are many occasions that call for a bold pop. You can go to any fashionable retailer and buy yourself a statement necklace, but wouldn’t it be fun to make your own?

This is where stacking comes into play. Stacking is when you wear at least two different necklaces at the same time. When you stack you are able to create stand out looks that are unique and creative. An example would be wearing a gold chain with jeweled necklace over it. If done correctly it will not be obvious that the necklaces are stacked and it will appear as if you are wearing one necklace.

Rules for Stacking:

stacked necklace 1

Pick one common base color

If you wear gold make sure all necklaces being stacked are gold. The idea is for the look to be as seamless as possible. If you mix gold and silver, for example, it will be more obvious that you are wearing more than one necklace

Wear only one pop color

Mixing colors can have the same issue as the above so it is best to stack with just one central color. For example, pair a chain necklace with a bright colored necklace.

Choose which necklace you want to be the focal point

You do not want the necklaces to be competing with each other. Choose one necklace that is where people’s eyes will go to first then stack simpler necklaces underneath.

Stacked Necklace 2

Don’t be afraid to go crazy with the stacking

Keeping the above tips in mind, that does not mean that that you cannot have tons of layers. Choose necklaces of varying lengths that are the same color and stack, stack, stack. You can stack two, you can stack five, it all really depends on how dramatic of a look you are going for.

Happy stacking fashionistas!

xoxo Lex Loves Couture

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