Delicate jewelry is so popular this season, and after going crazy over statement jewelry for the last few years, I’m ready to tone it down and go for something a little more simple. But even the most simple jewelry can be fun to play around with sometimes, and one of my favorite ways to amp up the basic, delicate pieces is to layer them.

If you’re trying to figure out how to layer yours, try these tips:

1. Pick pieces that are similar to each other, like the “V” shaped pieces I styled together in my first outfit here, or the spiked pieces in the second outfit. This will make your layering look purposeful and help the pieces flow well together.

2. Create contrast. I love creating contrast in outfits. Try pairing those delicate pieces with chunky pieces, or short pieces with long ones. Also, play around with a lot of delicate ones paired together, or one chunky and one delicate. Mixing and matching is what makes it fun!

3. Choose a similar neckline. Show off your gorgeous layering by choosing a top with a neckline that’s similar to the shapes of your necklaces. If your necklaces are long, choose a deeper v-neck blouse. If your necklaces are shorter and rounded, go for a scoop neck.

4. Mixed metals is allowed! Silver, gold, rose gold — they’re all fair game. Mixing the same metals will look the most purposeful, but don’t feel like you have to stick to just one.

outfit 1:

outfit 2:


  1. Natali says:

    That 2nd outfit is pure perfection, just the kind of look I’d wear myself too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. kim says:

    This may seem like a silly question, but how do you keep your necklaces from getting tangled? When I’ve tried to later my chains get all knotted and twisted.

    • Carolyn @ At Least I Will says:

      Exactly! The only thing I’ve ever found that works is to not move. Not entirely practical…

      • Merrick says:

        Haha, mine definitely get tangled too! But I’ve found that layering delicate with chunky, or longer with shorter works the best for less tangling!

  3. Christina Storm says:

    Love this! I need to get some delicate necklaces to layer! Gorgeous look!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  4. Love layered necklaces! Looks great ๐Ÿ™‚
    XO Kelly

  5. 204park says:

    I love layering my necklaces too! These are perfect tips and I love what you’re rocking in these pics! Xo, Sarah

  6. Ani says:

    I was actually looking for necklace layering tips the other day! This is great, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sara says:

    Where are your shoes from in the first photo? I am in love with them!

    Style for the Seasons

  8. Julie says:

    Thanks for this post! I always have the hardest time layering necklaces- I usually end up looking like a 5 year old playing dress-up.

    xo Julie

  9. Julieta says:

    I love this!! Looks beautyful! I’ve never tried layering necklaces but I’ll give it a try, specially with simple outfits.

  10. Whitney says:

    I am so into the layering looks right now! All of the looks above are so on point. Don’t you just love how delicate necklaces that are layered look so pretty and feminine?


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