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How to Stack Your Necklaces to Keep Them from Tangling

Raise your hand if you’ve accidentally snapped a necklace trying to get it untangled.

How to Stack Your Necklaces to Keep Them from Tangling

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The layering trend isn’t just about clothes. Case in point: One of the coolest looks is stacked or layered jewelry. You can easily pile gobs of bracelets on your wrists or multiple rings on each finger to look cool AF with minimal effort. But stacking your necklaces? Now, that’s a challenge.

Stacked necklaces are sexy and fun. When done right, you can mix materials (gold and velvet), lengths (chokers and long strands), and thicknesses (wide and flat cuffs with thin and braided chains) to add a funky dimension and depth to your OOTD. It’s the ultimate in smart accessorizing.

Stacking necklaces isn’t easy, though, since the strands tend to tangle. You can go the entire day without touching your stack of necklaces, yet they still inevitably end up intertwined and ensnared.

While the layered-necklace look is totally on point, removing the individual pieces or re-arranging them is cumbersome, and you end up with knots or—even worse—damaged and destroyed pieces.  It’s a true fashion frustration. But don’t let fear of The Tangle deter you from owning this trend.

These are the golden rules of loading your neck up with multiple strands so you can slay that layered look and #StopTheTangle. Go forth and stack with confidence.

Decide What Statement You Want to Make
Determine what statement you want to make with your accessories. If you are aiming for edgy, stylist Naima Turner Fleming suggests pairing a choker and a link chain. If you want to make a classy statement with a hint of fierceness, “try mixing a necklace that has a gem with a delicate choker,” Fleming tells Bustle.
Photo: Courtesy of Topshop

While you are breaking out your fall layers, bring the stacking philosophy to your neck—and #StopTheTangle in the process.


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