Layering and Stacking guide
Updated: Aug 23
When it comes to jewelry, the more the merrier- as long as you wear it right. When done incorrectly, it’s easy to look like you’re wearing “too much,” but when done well you can be a trendsetter. There is really no limit to the number of pieces you can wear at once as long as you make sure the pieces flow well together; this guide will show how the 7 girls and Jeff stack their pieces.
When layering necklaces, the first thing you want to think about is the neckline of your clothing. Having your necklaces all land above or below your neckline usually flows better than having them be partially above and below. It is also a common misconception that you should wear your necklaces in order of size. It is completely fine to have the shortest necklace also be the thickest; variety in widths or pendant sizes adds texture. Variety is extremely important to keep the eye interested. Mixing metals, patterns, and stones is highly encouraged.
It’s hard to go wrong when stacking rings. There are only a couple of important things to keep in mind when putting them on. The first is the order- you do not want the biggest ring on the end of a stack. It does not need to be in the exact center, but keeping it away from the edge creates a good balance. You also want to think about settings. Having a bunch of rings rubbing together can wear away the sides of prongs, so if you’re stacking your rings every day it is important to have them checked every couple of months. If you want to try something new, you can wear a “midi ring,” which sits above the knuckle. Any ring works for this as long as it is the right size.
Stacking bracelets looks great as long as they don’t swallow each other, which is why keeping them all around the same size is a good idea. Bangles tend to stack well with other bangles and usually don’t quite work next to link bracelets, but there are always exceptions. Pairing watches with bracelets can break up a stack wherever you want and adds some fluidity.
We hope these tips help you along your stacking journey. The most important thing to remember is to not worry too much about having everything match- play with tones and texture, and see what you can create!