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The Art of Jewelry Layering

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This season is all about layering. While statement pieces will always be a go-to to uplift a simple outfit, there is an attraction to being able to invest in a piece that will be with you for the long haul. We want a piece we can wear with a tee and jeans as well as cocktail dress and heels, a piece that will be with us for years. While investing in long-term accessories sounds like a very grown up decision, it does not have to be all work and no play. The best way to wear these simple jewels is to add depth by layering them.

Chokers
One of the latest trends in jewelry this season that quickly made its way from the runway to our favorite brands, shops, and showrooms is the choker. If you are looking for a more modern twist on this iconic piece, Vanessa Mooney has a great selection of chokers that also double as statement pieces. Unlike the more casual fabric bands that wrap closely around the neck, these pieces have layers, and are bold and eye-catching.
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Long Layers
It is quite an art to select the appropriate accessory to highlight your outfit in just the right way. To make the proper decision there are multiple aspects that must be considered, from color, weight, and length. While most often the last piece of the outfit that is selected, jewelry requires some debate. With the layering trend, some of the work is taken off our plate. If you are someone that prefers the simplicity of dressing, look for long necklaces that include the various tiers. If you dare to experiment, pick up necklaces in varying lengths, textures, and colors and pile them on. Another option is to find a long necklace and wrap it around, giving the illusion of multiple.
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Bangles
Much like the stackable ring trend, bangles are not only limited to rest right on the wrist. The layering aspect of the bracelet has the ability to extend up the arm, and create an expansive look much like the layering of necklaces. Adding solid beads to metals and leather is a way to tie in the aspects of the outfit. On the other hand, arm cuffs with colorful displays of art are a great way to layer with a long or dramatic earring to match.

Anthropologie, Aleria Cuff by Siblia, $128

Anthropologie, Aleria Cuff by Siblia, $128


There are no limits to a trend, especially one that involves layering multiple dimensions of an item. There is so much room for creativity and depth. Take some of these tips and tricks and create your own layered inspired look.
Photo Courtesy of Forever 21

Photo Courtesy of Forever 21


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Mastering Spring Layers

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Patiently—or maybe not so patiently—waiting for warmer weather has us dreaming of maxi dresses, sandals, and crop tops. What we aren’t dreaming of is how to adequately navigate the transition between seasons. While you want to jump right into warm weather fashions, the weather outside is telling you a different story. Here are the best tips to looking great, while still being prepared for the often unexpected weather that comes with spring.

US By Understated Leather For UO Slogan DenimTrucker Jacket, $239, urbanoutfitters.com

US By Understated Leather For UO Slogan DenimTrucker Jacket, $239, urbanoutfitters.com


Denim on Denim
It’s no secret that denim can be implemented in a variety of ways. From a heavyweight denim shirt layered with a sweater to the iconic denim jacket, layering denim will provide you with warmth while still exuding the ease of spring fashions. Throw it over a maxi dress, a pair of white jeans, and even mix it up by adding it with different shades of denim. The results will seem effortless. Oftentimes we think that denim is reserved for casual outings with friends, but if layered right, it can be a look for all occasions.
Faux Leather Jacket in Bright Yellow, $69.90, zara.com

Faux Leather Jacket in Bright Yellow, $69.90, zara.com


The Leather Jacket
Whether real, vegan, or faux, the leather jacket aesthetic is one to imitate as it gives a flair and edge to any and all of your spring ensembles. While most jackets within this family are more lightweight and geared towards a specific weather type, they serve as an ideal layering item in your wardrobe. They can be worn within a large temperature range, with a bulky sweater and circle scarf in the brink of winter or over a maxi dress or tee in the midst of spring. This transformative piece will do your closet wonders, and also adds an edge to each outfit you create.
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©Getty


Sweaters and Kimonos
Long sweaters and kimonos are the best way to fight off the early morning spring chill while also looking chic. This look is especially trendy when you layer a long kimono-like sweater belted over a dress or a skirt. It breaks up the monotony of being covered up and keeping warm, and could be played up with pops of color and texture. It is the perfect versatile piece to use as a transition item from season to season.
©Imaxtree

©Imaxtree


Colorful Scarves (or Turtlenecks)
Who said scarves were only for the winter? In the spring, tie a silk one loosely around your neck so it drapes in the front. Want to leave the house without a coat or jacket? A wide, decorative scarf can even double as an extra layer. This item not only elevates your outfit, but adds that extra flair to an otherwise simple look.
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