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3 Layered Necklaces: Neat, Complicated, and Messy Edition

Welcome to another round-up of three layered necklaces that I have worn as part of my outfit of the day this summer with discussion of how I put these necklaces together.


In this "neat" look, I first selected the mixed metal ring necklace because I liked how the metallic colors looked with the rust and brownish-olive in the print cardigan ($16.32 at Kohls, 11/2020). Then by coincidence, I picked the same faux pearl strand ($10.20 at Kohls, 12/2020) and long gold necklace ($20 at Kohls, 12/2014) as I have used before! But that's OK. There is no rule about not wearing the same layered necklace look repeatedly. In fact, when you are happy with how a look turns out, it's probably wise to make note of it for future use. (I just did.)

6/2/21

In this "complicated" look, I started with the mid-length indigo bead double-strand necklace that is the matching color to the T and utility vest from the same store ($11.23 at CJ Banks, 1/2021). Next I put on another necklace from that store that matches the colors in the pants I'm wearing ($5.39 at CJ Banks, 5/2020). To beef up the top of the look, I added a pearl necklace ($38.25 at Kohls, 11/2020) and a silver link necklace that's a hand-me-down from my mom (gift). At this point I wanted a shorter dangling piece, so I selected this coin pendant from a set of 4 silver layering necklaces to rest on top of the indigo bead necklace ($12.16 at Kohls, 12/2020).

7/5/21

Finally, the "messy" look of the set. I know that you keep seeing this cheetah blouse and orange/sandstone/gold multi-strand seed bead necklace (made by me, 5/2021). But these are my real-life outfits of the day, and there are certain combinations that I wear on repeat. However, today's cheetah is getting the neck mess treatment with some interesting layers. Next I chose the Slothlórien ($42 at Wolf & Badger, 6/2021) and the mixed metal floral necklaces ($10 at Kohls, 12/2014). I wasn't sure how I wanted to arrange them, so I put on the floral one to partly layer over the orange necklace at the bottom. I layered on the sloths and they happened to fall just over the bottom of the floral necklace. I liked how the overlapping elements gave this a somewhat effortless-looking vibe (that actually was fairly low in effort for once). The area above the orange necklace looked a bit bare so I put on the orange drop bead strand (made by me, 5/2021). Finally, for some verticality, I added two mixed metal pieces that happened have the same length of chain: the mixed-metal multi-chain necklace ($9 at CJ Banks, 1/2021) and the gold/silver palm pendant ($5.39 at CJ Banks, 2/2021).

7/6/21

Do you have a preference when it comes to neat, complicated, and messy layered necklace looks?


I link up with:

Shelbee at Shelbee on the Edge (Mondays; 3rd Thursday)

Mica at Away from the Blue (Mondays)

Debbie at My Random Musings (Mondays)

Leelo at Beauty by Miss L (Mondays)

Roxanne at Glass of Glam (Mondays)

Claire at Claire Justine (Mondays, Weds, Fridays)

Laura at I Do deClaire (Tuesdays)

Emma at Style Splash (Tuesdays)

Jess at Elegantly Dressed & Stylish (Tuesdays)

Gail at Is This Mutton? (Wednesdays)

Shelly at The Queen in Between (Wednesdays)

Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom (Thursdays)

Ada at Elegance and Mommyhood (Thursdays)

Jacqui at Mummabstylish (Thursdays)

Suzy at The Grey Brunette (Fridays)

Nancy at Nancy's Fashion Style (Fridays)

Michelle at My Bijou Life (Fridays)

Erika at A Little Bit of Everything (Fridays)

Rena at Fine Whatever (Saturdays)

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bethtrout10
Aug 19, 2021

I have a layered collection that I wear on repeat with a particular collarless popover blouse with a v-neck. It has a subtle floral and paisley pattern of grey, heather, fuschia pink, and blush pink. I wear a lilac and silver bead necklace with a lilac pendant comig out underneath. Just below the neckline, I wear a rose quartz and dark pink bead necklace. Below that I have a string of soft purple crystal beads.


I often wear a pearl or bead necklace with a pendant showing underneath. With luck, the beads cover the necklace chain. Tudor ladies were experts at layering jewellery. So this approach appeals to my love of history repeated.


It's so satisfying when clothes and jeweller…

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Aug 20, 2021
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That sounds like a gorgeous combination! This seems like yet another place where having a defined color palette makes things coordinate more easily. I looked at images of Tudor ladies with layered jewelry and I see what you mean!

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Amy D. Christensen
Amy D. Christensen
Aug 19, 2021

I like all of these looks. I never think to layer my necklaces in this way, but just like layering with my clothing, it is a great way to create interest and also use more of our fabulous pieces all at one time. Thanks again for the inspiration! - Amy

https://stylingrannymama.com/

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
Aug 19, 2021
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Thanks, Amy! I am definitely enjoying the opportunity to wear more of my necklaces this way. :)

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jodie filogomo
jodie filogomo
Aug 18, 2021

I think all three looks are fabulous depending on the mood Sally!! And taking photos of the combinations you like is a great way to remember them for later! OXOX Jodie

www.jtouchofstyle.com

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jodie filogomo
jodie filogomo
Aug 18, 2021
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You're exactly right!!! XOOX

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