Monday, October 22, 2012

How To Layer Jewelry

I'm loving the new layered jewelry trend - especially layered bracelets. Like layering clothing, however, there are some do's and don'ts to achieving the perfect look. Check out this video from LEAF, and then my do's and dont's below and you'll be piling them on in no time.

DO mix metals. Gold, Rose Gold, Silver all look great together. Just keep it consistent everywhere else.

DO combine textures, gemstones and materials. Leather looks beatuful next to pearls, next to linked chains and next to diamonds. Keep your layering as eclectic as you are.

DO have fun with it. This look can be as simple or complex as you’d like. Pile on the bracelets to be extra chic and draw attention to your every gesture or slip on a couple of delicate necklaces to add extra sweetness to your sundress.

DO learn the art of organized chaos. This is not about piling on a bunch of random stuff or wearing all of your favorite jewelry at once. There’s an art to it! Keep everything organized and follow the suggestions above.

DON'T think that one size fits all. Layering is all about mixing and matching complementary pieces of jewelry. Mix chunky pieces with delicate items and you’ll be right on target.

DON’T combine too many colors. Pull a statement color out of your outfit and incorporate that into your layered pieces.

DON’T overdo it. If you’re wearing a plethora of layered necklaces, keep earrings simple (think studs). Going for arm candy today? Don’t pair them with a million necklaces or rings.

The outfit & jewelry deets from video:
Shirt: Kimberly Taylor Veronica Top
Jeans: R13 Slouch Skinny Jeans
Necklaces in order of layers: Diamond disc necklace by Syndey Evan, vintage, black tone and multiple chains is by Skova & Gilded Bar necklace by Sophie Monet
Bracelets in order of layers on right hand:Gold stud cuff by Jennifer Fisher, vintage, vintage, pearl and gold chain bracelet by Bijules, nrown leather with gold hardware from BaubleBar, DIY friendship bracelet, Hermes.Bracelets in order of layers on left hand: vintage, gold and silver bone bangles by Bijules, Michael Kors watch, rose gold square bangle Nicholai by Nicky Hilton.Rings in order of layers on right hand: Made Her Think Talon Knuckle Buster, Mr. Kate Rose Buried Treasure Ring, everything else vintage.Rings in order of layers on left hand: 4 mixed metal rings by NISSA (similar here), black cocktail ring by Bijules, 3 layer silver ring by Bijules
Song featured: Wheels, No Engines by Awesome New Republic

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Love this, darling! Great strategies. I really like this trend and centainly agree with all the points you presented. I might add to try to invest a bit more -if possible- in one of the layers: a good watch or a diamond pendant. XOXO