Posted on December 19 2017
Draping is an art, whether you are putting a blanket or a throw across a couch, designing a dress, or pulling a curtain back. The same goes for jewelry. The layering of necklaces is a look that is always fashionable and this season it’s ever “present” (sorry, couldn’t resist!) The trick is to mix and match with a light touch. Even when you work with heavier pieces, you don’t want to drag yourself down with too many gradations.
Right now, I love the floating feel of multiple delicate chains with gems sprinkled along the strands of gold. It’s a subtle way to add glamour whether you are wearing a jean shirt or a crisp white blouse.
Experiment with how many strands you want to layer. You can make the look very much your own. Some necklaces are long, without a clasp, and just slip right over your head, but I love it when they do have a clasp so you're not limited and can wrap them around your neck in your own special way. I like clasps that allow you to add length or shorten the necklace depending on your neckline or mood.
Layers of light can have a big impact. Don’t shy away from delicate chains you may have sitting in your drawer. Together they create a strong look. Add a new piece to what you have and you’ll feel like you’ve just upped your jewelry game! It’s like adding a new pillow to a couch, or making a slight change in a room decor, and suddenly everything looks fresh and new.
Draping, layering, wrapping, arranging – no matter what you call it – jewelry and necklaces in particular is an effortless way to shine this season…