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The Art of Layering Necklaces

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The default fashion tip when it comes to spicing up your plain white T or crisp button up is, "Add a statement necklace."

This is still solid advice worth incorporating into your styling cards.But, when you're ready to take that look one step further, consider layering your costume and statement jewelry to refresh your layered necklace look. Give your outfit that unique flair and diversify once again the wardrobe basics with these helpful tips on the art of layering necklaces.

GREAT LENGTHS. We often dissuade you from pairing two statement pieces in one outfit; typically, the weight of the pieces is too heavy or busy looking, effectively overwhelming your outfit and frame. With that said, to every great rule there is an exception. To layer large necklaces, look for necklaces and shapes that are noticeably different lengths.

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From top, moving down: Vince Camuto Ethereal Statement Large Collar Necklace; Vince Camuto Brushed Ombre Cut-Out Pendant Necklace

POP YOUR COLLAR. When layering collar necklaces, each necklace should rest on top of the other so the necklace's lines run roughly parallel. Here, we took a little liberty by wearing the Vince Camuto Resin Collar over the matching Vince Camuto Horn Necklace; the lines still fall respectively parallel without needing the space in between.

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From top, moving down: Vince Camuto Gold CollarVince Camuto Horn Resin Collar;Vince Camuto Horn Necklace  (all available summer 2014)

GRADUATED STYLE. Gradually adjust the weight of the pendant with each incremental necklace. One option is to begin with a shorter, dainty pendant necklace and layer longer and chunkier pendants over. An alternate option, as pictured below, is to allow an inch and a half between the pendants.

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From top, moving down: Vince Camuto Translucent Hexagon Necklace; Vince Camuot Horn Resin Pendant Necklace (available summer 2014); Vince Camuto Marbled Pendant Fringe Necklace (available summer 2014)

A LONG STORY. Adding a lariat necklace adds a nice length to a layered look that rests higher on the breastbone, lightening the weight of the overall look by drawing the eye downward.

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