Stack in Style: Tips To Become A Pro At Layering Your Imitation Jewelleries
In the day and age of mass-produced garments and accessories, are we slowly losing our grip on ‘exclusivity’? You must have wondered how you can dress a classic white shirt and a pair of denims a little differently so that you can stand out of the crowd. How you can express yourself while styling your look without investing in a new accent every time?
Let’s agree that we cannot afford designer costumes all the time. So, is there a way to combat the boredom of mundane mass-manufactured accessories and add some creativity to them? Won’t it be amazing to bring out your individuality despite of buying no new pieces?
If you are haunted by these same worries, let us help you with it! Step up your accessory game and embrace this trending concept known in the costume jewellery world as ‘the stackables’.
History of Layering
‘Stackables’ are nothing but jewellery combinations that highlight the art of stacking or layering several pieces of jewellery to create a comprehensive look. It is definitely not a new trend in India, but its contemporary interpretation is.
Though our celebs and influencers have picked it up only a couple of years ago but cast a cursory glance at our grand Indian weddings and you will find that Indians have been practicing stacking jewellery much before the west was even alerted. The dressy combination of elegant raani haars with smaller diamond chokers or multi-strand Kundan and emerald collar set bear the testimony of the same. They straightaway remind you of Rajput queens flaunting their extravagant ornaments by perfectly balancing the lengths, weight, shape, and size of their jewellery. Our tribal ladies have anyways aced the game of earring combinations with élan and some potent poise and natural grace. So all the women out there, the art is already in our genes, we just need a little nudge to find our mojo.
Considering the current fashion climate and all the artificial jewellery designs that are available in the market, we have created a list of must-follow rules of stacking or layering to make this super easy for you to ace. With these tips, you can layer your jewellery like a pro and take your style game to the next level!
All Lengths Matter
Dress up your plunging neckline by artfully layering necklaces of varying lengths. Whether you want to pull an Egyptian Sphinx-inspired look with chunky chokers and tiers of statement necklaces or a dainty diva style by lining delicate chains and quirky pendants, stacking necklaces is the way to go. Just refrain from overkill and manage the necklaces before they entangle for good. Also, don’t let the neckline dictate your love for stackables. Wearing a high-collared dress or just a tee, stack up wispy pieces with a pop-out pendant and mix metals to create a fun vibe. This is the same with bracelets and rings! Why to have one, when you can have more for fun?
Devil is in the Detail
The second cardinal rule of stacking is to appear random, but tastefully so. Just like you would in an out-of-bed look where you don’t really walk out straight away from your bed, but you look aesthetically ruffled and undone, which adds a character to your styling. So how will you ace this? Pretty simple! Focus on the details of the pieces you will be layering. We suggest you pick out a theme first. Get one piece that stands out from the crowd and accentuates your idea. And plant it somewhere in the middle or bottom which builds an artistic flow of layers. Your theme will keep things within a boundary and won't let you go overboard. Highlight one or two areas instead of everything at one go. Yes, don’t stack necklaces, bracelets or finger rings all together!
The Art of Mixing
Now that you have picked the center of your visual interest, how will you plan the other pieces surrounding it to find the perfect pitch for your choir? We suggest that to generate a gradual curiosity to your layers start by mixing and matching elements that will catch any onlooker's sight. Keep them hooked and exploring. So lines, shapes, and sizes of these accompanying pieces of jewellery matter most now. Solids, verticals, horizontals, zigzag, round, or ovals, place them to see if they fit the space like neck, wrist, or fingers without making it feel crowded. Mix metals or line-up different tones of similar metal to build a visual impact. Balance is the key but not a balance that beckons boredom. Scale it up to dance on-the-edge or scale it down to play it safe, but stacking your jewellery will never let you down.
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