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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.)


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).


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).


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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