Necklace layering — it’s the styling trick that never sleeps. And with good reason. It’s a great way to give any outfit a kick. Just ask layering pros like Beyoncé and Leandra Medine, who rarely set foot in public without three to a half-dozen mismatched chains cascading down their clavicles.
You’d think that nailing the layered necklace look was as simple as putting on two or three different chains and walking out the door, but there’s actually something of a science to it. Each layer’s length, weight and pendant size must be carefully considered — invite the wrong guest to your neck party and it’ll end up a tangled mess.
Still, that’s not to say you can’t pull off the look, or that it takes much study. Click through the slideshow above for a crash course in how to layer necklaces, along with some handy visual aids.