I don’t often sport a ton of jewelry. With glasses and short hair, I find it hard to balance without feeling overdone (I always think of the Mitch Hedberg joke “too many cranial accessories!”) — I like to keep my earrings small and my cranial accessories to a minimum. But while I do tend to keep things understated, I also fully embrace a bit of sparkle and shine. My favorite accessory to throw on to add a touch of shiny without too much effort or bulk is the tiered necklace.
Layered Necklaces: Add Shine To Any Outfit
Collecting necklaces of various lengths is a fun way to accomplish this look, but what’s even easier is finding a fabulous tiered necklace that’s all-in-one (or comes in a set.) I often get asked about the one I have (it’s from years ago now) so I thought I’d round up some that are currently available.
This lovely accessory is easy to put on with almost any top right now, for instance as a last-minute attempt to feel put-together for a FaceTime chat or Zoom meeting. I don’t know about you, but one-and-done outfit upgrades are honestly all my brain has room for these days, friends.
Many of the necklaces I’ve rounded up below are single pieces, but I’ve noted a few that are sets of three separate necklaces. I like those for the added option of wearing them individually, and I have the coin set from Madewell that has been super-cute with a variety of tops. I will say, I grab my all-in-one necklace more often because it’s the quickest to throw on. Sometimes they do get a bit twisted, but I just readjust throughout the day. It’s worth it to have a collected-looking set that’s so easy to grab. I typically wear gold jewelry these days with my skin tone and hair, but a few of these do come in silver, too, if that’s your preference!
01/ Marks & Spencer Multi-Row necklace – Love the little bits of color.
02/ Express Key Necklace – This style is great for plain tanks or tees.
03/ Natasha lion heads – Fierce.
04/ Anthropologie James Layered necklace – Delicate and feminine.
05/ Madewell Mixed Chain Chunky Crescent Moon Necklace Set – One of my favorites. This is a set instead of one piece.
06/ Nordstrom Triple Medallion (also in silver) – Love the graduated coins on this one for a symmetrical, polished look.
07/ Shopbop Layered Chains – These are very chunky and very in right now.
08/ Madewell Coin Necklace Set – One that I have and love…another set. I like wearing these with different tops on their own, too, for versatility.
My Favorite Tops To Wear With Layered Necklaces
These necklaces are easiest with v-neck tops and button downs, but can also work well with tighter-necked crew neck tees, like the black one I have on below.
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I feel like we all need a little shine these days — in any way we can get it. Maybe one of these necklaces or sets would make a nice gift for an essential worker in your life…or someone celebrating their birthday during this quarantine. I fully believe the silver lining in all this will be the connections/relationships/friendships that are deepened during this time. Much love, y’all.
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