Whether you’re one for piled-on baubles or a few barely there pieces, it’s important to know how to layer your jewelry. Mixing and matching can seem tricky, but at the end of the day, it’s simply about knowing what styles work well together, be it a few staggered necklaces or an elegant arrangement of cuffs. Here, we’ve put together a quick and easy cheat sheet for mastering three unique layered jewelry looks. Plus, find our edit of pieces you’ll need to create them on your own like a total pro, including the gorgeous lariat necklace from our Spring Box of Style. You can do this.
Necklace layering is all about a variety of lengths—you can totally experiment with different chain weights, too. For an easy and dimensional look, start with a collar choker, then mix in a slightly longer pendant, followed by a low-hanging lariat.
Sculptural cuffs can be tricky to layer, but not impossible. Start with an eye-catching natural-form shape and then mix in a daintier style for a skosh of sparkle. You can keep your watch in the mix so long as it's not super chunky.
Asymmetrical earrings are major right now, and a layered look is possible even if you don't have a ton of piercings. Start with a thin threader in your first hole and a climber style in your second, extending up your lobe (this gives the effect of more piercings). As a finishing touch, ear cuffs can cling to any part of your ear.