I am in constant envy of the girls who look like they threw on 18 necklaces in the dark and they just happen to look perfect. Here’s how they do it.
You know who I’m talking about. That girl that looks like she threw on eighteen pieces of jewelry in the dark that morning, and they all just happened to look perfect together. Every day I find myself staring, mouth open, at random girls on the street in awe of how effortlessly their mounds of necklaces look. Well, enough is enough. I’m becoming one of those girls, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
Luckily, my friends at Trend Tribe came to the rescue to help me become that I-barely-tried cool girl I’ve always wanted to be. In case you haven’t heard, Trend Tribe is an NYC-based jewelry company where everything is less than $50. In fact, all of these pieces are less than $20. Oh yeah. CEO Samantha Cooper started the company as a college freshman and now has a team of college Trendsetters – if you’re in college and interested in fashion, I absolutely recommend applying.
I chose the layered arc necklace, the gold crystal necklace, and the dainty pendant necklace for this exploration into necklace layering, and I’m prepared to call it a rousing success. Here are my top three tips:
1. Combine vertical and horizontal elements.
I think this is where I had been going wrong in my previous layering: too much of the same thing. A whole bunch of dainty charms in a row, similar horizontal bars, etc. This look just has so much more visual interest.
2. Use extenders.
Even though Trend Tribe does give you some length options, I used two necklace extenders on the longest one to get it to where I wanted it.
3. Don’t be afraid to mix metals.
Even though I didn’t do it on this outing, I always feel like the coolest setups are those that mix gold and silver. Long gone are the days when you had to pick one or the other.
If you are one of those cool girls I always envy on the street, leave your best jewelry layering tips in the comments!