We're all used to wearing the same jewellery every day, but how many of us have thought - "How can I make the most of my jewellery?". The answer lies in the word layering. We know that beauty is in the details and often simple patterns and combining them would help us achieve just that.
What is layering?
"The less the better" is a commonly used expression when talking about accessories. But why limit yourself to just one ring or one bracelet? Sometimes just one piece of jewelry isn't enough to complete an outfit. The so-called "layering" style (derived from the English word "layers" or in other words "layers") was one of the most key and buzzing trends in the past 2019. All the fashion gurus are confident in saying that it will be a leading factor in the years to come. This is the reason why we decided to introduce you to this art. In today's blog, you will learn what exactly is layering in jewelry and how to apply it without looking cluttered.
How to apply the layering?
In short, the key to successful layering lies in the selection of the jewelry. They should be made from a similar material and contain similar elements with different duty, volume and shape to create contrast. This can be applied to rings and bracelets as well as necklaces and earrings. Layering provides a huge amount of freedom when choosing jewellery and is a great idea if you want to stand out from the crowd. You will hardly ever spot another woman who has the same jewellery and has combined them in exactly the same way as you.
Perfecting layering is not as easy as it might first appear. The goal is to achieve a casual look that looks smart at the same time, and not every time we've grabbed every piece of jewelry in front of our eyes.
Balance is an important part of this trend and we would advise you to concentrate on one or two types of jewellery to layer at once to avoid a cluttered look. For example, rings and necklaces or bracelets and earrings - of course, the combinations don't end there, but wherever your imagination takes you. While there's no specific formula for exactly how to combine your jewelry, below you'll learn the basics of layering and how to apply them to each type of jewelry, starting with rings.
Spread your rings all over your hand
The idea of layering is precisely to wear several rings on one of our fingers. The effect can be even better when they are scattered all over the hand. For example, you can put one ring on the index finger, three rings on the middle finger and another one or two on the ring finger. You don't have to limit yourself to just the fingers of one hand. This is the time to note that it is not a bad idea to consider buying a double ring, as this way you get two rings for the price of one. What's even better is that they are perfectly suited for each other and you can position them on different fingers as well as together.
Place the rings in different parts of the fingers
To achieve the casual look we mentioned above, you need to diversify. Place the rings in almost all parts of your fingers instead of placing each one at the base of the finger. Put some at the very top of your fingers, others in the middle, and others at the base. It should be noted that no one likes his rings to fall off. Make sure the size of the ring is appropriate for the part of the finger you plan to wear it in. In the section "How do I determine the correct ring size?" we have explained in detail how to choose the right size.
Use different shapes and sizes for layering
As with bracelets, rings are more beautiful when we combine different sizes and shapes of jewelry. For example, you can combine thin and simple designs with standout rings and a large stone size. Another creative idea is to combine round rings with ones that have more pronounced and sharp shapes. To summarize, here's what the above described approach should look like for rings.
Let's continue with the bracelets
If you are new to layering, you will need to be more careful with the bracelets. We advise you to choose only one arm to be layered. This way it is much harder to make a mistake. Even if you put more bracelets on one of your hands, it won't look un-aesthetic as long as your other wrist isn't covered in jewelry. If you don't want to leave the other completely empty limit yourself to one bracelet.
To make sure your bracelets stand out and contribute fully to your styling, you should choose a different thickness and shape. You could pair a delicate bracelet with a thin chain with a more massive bracelet, whether it's a larger stone or simply a bangle type (solid bracelet).
Why not add your favourite watch?
The good news does not end! Yes, that's right - you can wear your favorite watch and more than one bracelet, looking beautiful and simple. Of course, you'll have to take some things into consideration, such as the color and elements of the watch and bracelets. For example, if you wear silver or gold jewelry make sure that the watch you choose contains such elements and colors.
Let's move on to layering necklaces
What's the trick to layering necklaces? Stick to simple and clean patterns!
The easiest way to pick the right necklaces is to choose jewelry with the same or similar elements. It is desirable that they are made of the same material, and you can also go for necklaces with gemstones. Multiple necklaces with the same or similar charms is another option that is among the most preferred when layering for necklaces. Here are a few tips:
- Choose necklaces with varying lengths of chain.
- The key to layering with necklaces is that you should choose jewelry with different lengths of silver chain. Make sure the jewels don't tangle or hide each other.
- Consider well the arrangement of the silver locket and talisman. It is usually necessary to start with the smallest talisman. Place the smallest charm on the shortest ring and finish with the bulkiest charm, placing it on the longest of the rings.
The good thing is that the unique look in layering doesn't end there and if you go for necklaces with a more identical sized cluster but a different sized charm, you can experiment with the placement.
You can break up your look even more by leaving one of the charms in the middle of the longer bracelet and moving the shorter one to the left or right.
Layering at the earrings
We leave the earrings for the end, as to apply layering to them we need to have a few holes on the ear - something not everyone has and likes. Although it may sound more substandard to most people, we think it's worth mentioning because it's no less beautiful.
The combinations of earrings are most often small and simple models at the top of the ear to more bulky and hanging at the bottom. Another option is to simply combine small, screw-type earrings with bulkier and simpler models of a similar kind. There are no limitations in the choice of shapes and colors. Indulge your creativity and following the basic approaches, it will help you achieve a brilliant look.
Statistics show that this style dominates the market in Europe and, as we mentioned, according to expert opinions in the field, will remain so in the coming years.