If you’re looking for an easy put-together layered look this Christmas, then the neck mess is for you. But what exactly is a neck mess? The latest take on necklace layering, it is a perfectly imperfect assemble of your favourite necklaces. An artful arrangement of pendants, chains, and chokers, styled with a thrown together attitude. A trend with its own hashtag – #neckmess, this new, popular take on jewellery styling already has a devoted following. Unlike the standard method of layering, where 2 necklaces are used to create an elegant waterfall effect, the neck mess uses 4 or more to create a mishmash worth showing off.
4 steps to create a neck mess this season
Whilst there’s no right or wrong way to create a neck mess, and that’s the real beauty of it, we’ve put together a handy step by step guide to help you confidently create your own unique take on this must-try jewellery trend.
Step 1 - choose your choker
Acting as a starting point, the choker necklace will lead the way in the creation of your layered look. Keep it plain and simple or add in a bit of CZ sparkle for added glam.
Step 2 - pick your fave pendant
Next, choose your favourite pendant necklace with a similar chain length to the choker. This will help fill up the area around the neckline whilst creating a jumbled look.
Step 3 - choose a chunky chain
Following on, pick your best chunky chain to add length and texture to your layers. We’re loving chains with padlocks this season that add a touch of edge to any ensemble.
Step 4 - finish with a long necklace
Finish off your assemble of necklaces with your most-loved long necklace for a complete festive mash-up. And walla! You have now created your perfectly imperfect neck mess, ready for the season ahead.