A few pieces of stunning jewelry can upgrade your wardrobe in seconds flat, and when it comes to your neckline, an assortment of layering necklaces is as versatile as it gets. Worn as single strands or in groups of two, three, or more, necklaces can be styled in multiple ways to adorn countless outfits. Whether you choose one dainty chain to pair with a detailed dress or a handful of baubles to cascade over a plain top (the perfect backdrop), jewelry is the outfit enhancer you can wear and re-wear.
Now that winter is in full swing, consider embellishing your cold-weather closet by curating a layering necklace set that’s unique to you. (And for those looking for gifting ideas, remember that the best necklaces for women will encourage them to get more jewelry; it’s the gift that keeps on giving!) Still, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to selecting multiple pieces that can be worn together than apart. Read on for five types of layering necklaces that’ll round out your collection, and your style will shine through the holidays — and beyond.
An Essential Everyday Necklace (That Goes With Everything)
The best place to start is with one versatile piece that goes with everything. Enter: the simple gold necklace, which can be worn on its own or with one, two, or a handful of other strands. Opt for a piece with subtle detail, and when in doubt, classic gold necklace chains (whether mid-length strands or gold choker necklaces) will never go out of style.
A Strand That Sparkles
For glitzy nights out or festive holiday gatherings, some sparkle is definitely in order! Add some shine with a crystal necklace, worn on its own or alongside understated chains (as mentioned above). A gem-studded lariat necklace brings romance and drama to plunging necklines, and shimmering choker necklaces are like an instant upgrade for plain tops and LBDs.
Short + Long Layers For Sweaters
When choosing the best jewelry to accessorize your winter wardrobe, it’s wise to collect pieces that’ll go with your tried-and-true cold-weather staples … sweaters! Whether you wear buttery cashmere, chunky cable knits, or flowy cardigans, the key to accessorizing different necklines (whether you’re layering necklaces or donning a single piece) is all about the length. Wear long strands with crew necks, chokers with lower round necks, and mid-length pendant necklaces with V-necks. For any cut that shows a bit of décolleté, stack ‘em together and wear all three!
Dreamy Celestial Designs
Celestial designs are definitely “in” this season, but this trend is timeless, too. While sky-inspired designs are dreamy year-round, they’re also a subtle way to show some holiday spirit (sans Santa hat). Deck yourself out in stars, moons, and sunbursts on choker chains or necklace pendants for a chic look that’s merry, bright, and wearable all year long.
Old World-Inspired Coins
Another “trend” that never goes out of style, a gold coin necklace gives a nostalgic nod to holidays from years past. Wear a coin pendant necklace with a choker, a long chain, or layer all three together for a look that’s all your own! No matter how you wear it, one thing’s for sure: a vintage-inspired piece is essential to round out your gold layering necklace collection.