How to Layer Necklaces Like a Pro

Raise your hand if you love layering pieces of jewelry to up-level a classic outfit combo (my hand is raised, in case you were wondering). Jewelry is hands down the best way to make an outfit of existing pieces in your closet feel fresh and new, and today I want to share tips for how you can layer bold chain necklaces like a pro. Now I will admit that in the past, I felt that layering pieces of jewelry was intimidating, and I definitely had some outfit failures, but after a few years of trial-and-error I learned that what works best for me is keeping it simple and not trying to hard! My top two learnings are that layering necklaces of varying lengths is key to ensure that each piece can be seen and appreciated as part of whole set, and to not be afraid to mix metals or gemstones. Below are my steps to creating a set of layered bold chain necklaces that is unique to your personal style:

1) Start with a short chain, choker, or delicate collar necklace, something that sits right on your collarbone. I chose a shorter rose gold figaro chain to start my layered look.

2) Second, add a mid-length charm or pendant that is meaningful to you. I added an initial pendant in my first look, but there are so many great options to show your personal style.

3) Third, add a long chain, lariat, or pendant to further personalize your look. My long layer is a tag pendant with my birthstone (citrine for November). 

I personally think three necklaces is my sweet spot, but you could keep going with your layered look or pull back to two pieces to maintain simplicity. It's all up to you! Please keep reading for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for jewelry pieces that I think would look fabulous layered together this fall and beyond.






Rose Gold Figaro Chain c/o Responsival: exact here
Small Tag Pendant Necklace w/Birthstone c/o Responsival: exact here
Initial Pendant: exact here
Wrap Sweater: similar here or here
Distressed Jeans: similar here
Belt: similar here or here
Bag: exact here or here
Heels: exact here or here or great budget option here

This first outfit features a trio of layered necklaces with one short chain, one medium pendant, and one long chain pendant in a mixture of gold and rose gold. As I mentioned above, I think three necklaces is the sweet spot for me and I love how this layering trio up-levels an otherwise simple wrap sweater and jeans outfit combination. I added some fancy accessories with my Gucci belt, Louboutin heels, and YSL bag, but the neutral tones ensure that these necklaces are the star of the show. I love the different lengths of these necklaces, how they each look fabulous on their own but then look even better together.




Rose Gold Figaro Chain c/o Responsival: exact here
Small Tag Pendant Necklace w/Birthstone c/o Responsival: exact here
Seersucker Crop Top: similar here or here
White Jeans: exact here (currently on sale!)
Belt: similar here or here
Bag: exact here or here
Sandals: exact here (some sizes in beige and taupe available, or sign up for yellow restock notification!)
Bracelet: exact here
Watch: exact here

This second outfit has a duo of layered necklaces, which I think complement this seersucker ruffle top quite well. The top already stands out as a statement piece, as do my bright yellow braided sandals, so dialing my layered jewelry back a notch made sense for overall balance. For this particular outfit, I went with one short chain and one long pendant necklace. Layering necklaces is an art, not a science, and you can and should do whatever feels right for you. I just love that there are so many gorgeous options, and I continue to be inspired to try something new.

Sharing more options below for necklaces that can be layered or worn on their own. Be sure to scroll through to see all of my picks, priced for a range of budgets and with a several great options under $60:


What is your favorite way to layer jewelry this season? Please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below to let me know. Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you have a fabulous week!


This is a sponsored post in partnership with Responsival. Although product was provided free of charge by Responsival, all opinions contained in this post are my own.

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  1. Great tips! I love to layer necklaces.

    Jennifer
    Curated By Jennifer

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! Such a great way to jazz up an outfit!

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  2. Yes to all this layering! Both looks are fabulous and dying over the belt you are wearing in both.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thank you, Kathrine! This belt was a splurge but I wear it almost every day! So worth it. =)

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  3. Love all the necklaces and your outfits!
    -Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2021/08/travel-diary-chicago-2021.html

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  4. Oh I am all about layering necklaces. I need to get a chocker necklace I am on the hunt for one. Love both looks but the second looks is my favorite LOVE the ruffle top!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Thank you, Allie! I am supportive of your hunt for a choker and can't wait to see which one you pick! =)

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  5. I love that look of layered necklaces, so feminine. Great tips for choosing the right combination.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! I am so glad you found my tips helpful!

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  6. That’s totally gorgeous, and I love how you style them! Can’t wait for the next look.
    Meredith| Ultimate Guide To Wear Sneakers

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  7. I love how you layered both of these sets and ohhh, that top is so cute in the second outfit!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Carrie! I am so glad you liked both of my outfits!

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  8. You layer your necklaces so well! I'm looking forward to spring arriving here soon so I can start wearing more necklaces and less scarves, haha! I really like that wrap top on you in the first outfit too :)

    Hope you are having a nice week :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thank you, Mica, for your kind words! I hope spring arrives soon for you, too!

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  9. You look lovely, Amber! I'm a big fan of layered necklaces, it always makes an outfit look so put together x

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

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  10. You are a layering pro! These are great tips! I love those yellow braided sandals too!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! You are so kind and I'm glad you found these tips helpful!

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  11. These are fab tips to layering necklaces and your necklaces are cute!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  12. So beautiful! I love layering pieces like these in the summer. So chic and your necklaces are so pretty too!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Thank you, Shauna! I'm so glad you like my look, and I hope your week is going great!

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  13. Love the necklaces you layered. I am a fan of the layered look! The color of your top is so pretty as well. Both looks are fab!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  14. Your outfits look so great! I just love how you layered the necklaces it looks so fun and perfect for the season :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2021/08/chanels-take-on-modernism-6-bags-im.html

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I'm so glad you like this look and hope you are having a great week so far!

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  15. I love this look, it is great!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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