As a kid, I loved going through my fabulous grandma’s costume jewelry collection. I could never narrow it down to one or even two favorite accessories, and instead piled as many necklaces on as my little kid neck would allow.
So, once I became aware that layered statement necklaces were an actual trend and saw necklaces like Dylanex’s Falkor ($890):
And Nasty Gal’s Coined It Necklace (only $55!)
Another one of Dylanex’s amazing necklaces, the Bowie ($820)
and Urban Outfitters’ Medina ($68)
I have been trying to create my own cheaper “DIY” version. I quickly realized it’s not quite as easy as throwing on every silver necklace I own and walking out the door. I feel like I am constantly walking a fine line between “fashionable” and “mentally unstable homeless person”, when it comes to my personal style. It was actually pretty difficult to mix and match pieces together to create something tasteful and stylish (and doesn’t look like I raided my Grandma’s costume jewelry with my eyes closed). I ended up with two layered statement pieces: one silver and one gold…Usually, I prefer gold colored jewelry but there are a lot of awesome silver metal boho statement necklaces out there to choose from.
My necklaces are the Coin Fringe Pendant Necklace ($12.50) from Forever21
and the Silver Tribal Necklace from World Market ($14.99)
And my second “gold” colored layered necklace:
There are definite pros and cons to trying to making your own Layered Boho Statement Necklace piece.
pros: cheaper, unique, and more layering options when you buy each individual necklace.
cons: tangled mess of chains errrrvywhrrrr.