How to Layer Jewelry Like A Fashionista

You’ve seen all the celebrities and fashion influencers showing off their layered looks and you are now ready to style a layered look of your own. You might be wondering, “How do I select jewelry pieces to layer? Where do I  begin when it comes to layering jewelry?”

In this post, we are sharing our tips on how to layer your jewelry like a fashionista. 

Whether it be necklaces, bracelets, or an ear stack, layering is a great way to add a customized element to your overall look. 

Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Layering

Traditional layering often focuses on evenly spaced necklaces, whereas, non-traditional lets the layers fall where they may. 

So now let’s get into the various ways you can layer and stack your jewelry. 

How to Layer necklaces

Mix Chunky with Dainty Pieces

Mixing dainty and chunky pieces is one of our favorite ways to layer necklaces and stack bracelets. It breaks things up nicely to highlight each piece. 

Crystal and Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Kayleigh - Crystal and Freshwater Pearl Necklace

For a breezy beach vibe that goes everywhere, Kayleigh features a focal freshwater pearl accented with 36” of shimmering, feminine crystals in your choice of six neutral and pastel colors. (Hint: you may have a hard time choosing!).

Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Kelly - Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Necklace

With the perfect balance of elegance and simplicity, this pearl fan favorite, featuring a single freshwater pearl on a sterling silver chain necklace, is just what you've been searching for. The Kelly necklace is approximately 16" and 18" long.

Long Freshwater Pearl Keshi Necklace

Anna - Long Freshwater Pearl Keshi Necklace

Drawing from keshinomi, the Japanese word for “poppy seed,” keshi freshwater pearls are unique beauties with a wavy-like surface texture that loves catching the light. Anna’s simple, classic design features the perfect amount of pop and sparkle.

Long Freshwater Pearl White Necklace

Allison - Long Freshwater Pearl White Necklace

A classic with freshwater pearls in light shades of white and silver or white and gold, Allison takes center stage with a long drape. At approximately 62” in length, this beauty lets you easily adjust your necklace to make just the right statement.

Incorporate the Latest Trends 

Don’t be afraid to layer the latest jewelry trends to really stand out. 

Gold-Tone and Silver-Tone Paperclip and Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Susan - Gold-Tone and Silver-Tone Paperclip and Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Susan is one of our newer products and trending nicely with a half gold-tone and silver-tone paperclip chain and half pearl necklace.  Around 18” in length, this necklace is a trendy new look to make just the right statement with any outfit.

Hand-Knotted Suede and Freshwater Pearl Baroque Necklace

Karla - Hand-Knotted Suede and Freshwater Pearl Baroque Necklace

From boho chic to coastal cool, Karla pairs perfectly with jeans and your favorite tee or the latest fashion statements—and everything in between. Designed for the bold at heart, one large baroque freshwater pearl adds luster to your neckline.

Give It Texture

Adding an element of texture helps your ensemble stand out even more.  

Adjustable Leather and Freshwater Pearl Baroque Necklace

Carina - Adjustable Leather and Freshwater Pearl Baroque Necklace

Modern, minimalist and with an artful edge that’s sure to get noticed, Carina is a long, knotted suede and baroque pearl necklace. The charm is adjustable and can move up and down to create different styles and lengths so you can wear it with virtually anything.

Freshwater Pearl Leather Bracelet

Tigris - Freshwater Pearl Leather Bracelet

Simple enough to wear every day, Tigris is all about contrast. A single, classic freshwater pearl, plus one for a finishing touch at the clasp, is showcased on a natural brown leather band for a modern and stylish look. Four color variations are oh-so-versatile.

Freshwater Pearl and String Bracelet

Rhine - Freshwater Pearl and String Bracelet

Rhine’s playful cord design adds another artistic element to these feminine favorites. Our string freshwater pearl bracelet combines comfort and style into a one-of-a-kind piece. Available in three elegant colors, this bracelet will dress up any outfit.

How Many Necklaces Should You Layer?

There are no rules when it comes to how many necklaces you should layer. Depending on how chunky or dainty they are, you can have anywhere from 3 to 5 or more. 

Which tips will you be applying? Are you adding in more texture or pairing a bold baroque to your dainty piece? 

Each piece of jewelry created by The Freshwater Pearl Company features genuine freshwater cultured pearls. Our collections are proudly designed in Palm Springs and distributed in the U.S. from our San Diego studio for a touch of California coastal style.