necklace layering

How to Layer Necklaces Like An Expert

Our Exclusive Guide to Necklace Layering

Necklace layering: It began as a trend, but we’re happy to say that it’s here to stay at Kendra Scott. Layering necklaces is one of our favorite ways to accessorize – because why wear just one of your favorite necklaces when you could wear all of them? Here is our guide on how to wear layered necklaces, whether you’re new to the trend or simply looking for more inspiration.

How to Layer Necklaces in 3 Easy Steps

If you're just starting to play with necklace layering, keep it simple and have fun!

1. Start With a Staple

Invest in a base pendant that you can wear every day and add different layers to it depending on the outfit or occasion. Looking for an everyday essential? The Fern and Mattie are both dainty necklaces that would make perfect bases to your layers.

2. Go Lightest to Heaviest

Organize your layers with the most delicate at the top and heaviest at the bottom. Then, balance the distance between them to create an artful look. Pro tip: Lay out your pieces in the order you want to wear them before fastening. Once you've finalized the look, you can even fasten each necklace to our Layer It! Necklace Clasp for effortless, tangle-free layers!

3: Mix & Match

Add an eclectic touch to your layers with mixed metals, different chains, or a touch of sparkling diamonds. A few of our favorite styles to accomplish this? The Elisa, Nola, and Lisa necklaces. One of the best parts of necklace layering is that you can create completely new looks by simply swapping a piece or two!

Necklace Layering Style Tips

Learning how to stack necklaces gives you the tools to create a personalized look for any occasion.

Begin with the Basics

Don’t know where to start? Some of our go-tos include the Elisa, Fern, and Kassie. These dainty necklaces effortlessly layer together, or can be worn alone for an understated style.

For a Unique Touch

If you already have the basics in your jewelry box, add a special touch to your next look with a statement necklace. We love the textures and colors in the Baroque Ella Long Pendant Necklace, and the playful silhouettes featured in our collection of heart and star necklaces.

Instant Layering

If you're looking for an instant style in those moments when you’re rushing out the door, we've curated a selection of necklace layering sets and multi-strand necklaces. For a simple everyday style, choose a chain necklace set like the Set of 2 Chain Necklace Layering Set. Or, for a touch of color, opt for the beautiful multi-strand Framed Dani Convertible Gold Triple Strand Necklace in Peony Ivory Mother-of-Pearl.