4 Ways to Layer the Gold Monogram Necklace

When I got this great Gold Monogram Necklace from 9th & Elm I knew it would become a regular in my necklace layering lineup.  But I figured I’d show you some examples of exactly how I plan on layering this great monogram necklace, to give you some ideas of your own.  While kind of intimidating in terms of layering at first, the Gold Monogram Necklace is actually a great piece to add some interest to your look.  So, here are four different ways to layer the trendy monogram necklace.

Bubble Necklace, Meet Gold Monogram Necklace

Perhaps the simplest way to layer a monogram necklace is to just add it in when you’re wearing your trusty bubble necklace.  Bubble necklaces were huge for awhile, and chances are you have at least one.  I have a white bubble necklace that looks like flowers (instead of being traditional bubbles) and it works beautifully with my monogram necklace.

How to Layer a Monogram Necklace

As you can see, the monogram necklace adds something a little special to the tried-and-true bubble necklace, and it does it in such a way that the focus isn’t taken off your statement piece.  It’s just some extra, personalized sparkle that would be great for a night out with the girls or to dress up a more casual, running errands, kind of look.

Light, Simple Layers

Another easy way to incorporate the Gold Monogram Necklace into layers is to stick with really light, short necklaces.  This makes the monogram necklace more of a focal point.  I went with a vintage short necklace and a slightly longer rose gold spiked necklace from H&M (available here).  I kept it simple with just three layers, since when things are lighter, odd numbers are a little more visually interesting, and the monogram becomes the statement piece.
How to Layer a Monogram Necklace

In case you’re wondering, my monogram necklace chain is 20″ long, which has proven to be a very nice length for layering with both short and long necklaces.  This is a great casual look, or one that would work with a work outfit that calls for just a little bit of sparkle.

A Twist on the Classic Pearl Necklace

I have had this long pearl and chain layered necklace for quite some time now, and decided to re-introduce it to my wardrobe by layering it with my Gold Monogram Necklace.  For a little bit of sparkle I added my Somervell Necklace from Stella & Dot (available here).  The monogram necklace isn’t the focal point, but it adds some interesting texture to what might otherwise be an ordinary, simple look.

How to Layer a Monogram Necklace

The monogram necklace, the pearls, and the crystals are all classic pieces, and when paired together they really take it up a notch.  This is an easy look to dress up or down, and would look equally great with dress pants and a buttondown for work, or a little black dress for a special night out.  I actually already wore this layered look, which I snapped a shot of here.

Layer Like a Rockstar

A post from me wouldn’t be complete without a rockstar look at layering even a classic necklace like the Gold Monogram Necklace. So I’ve layered it up with a spray painted set of heirloom rhinestones, my Syd Rocks necklace (available here), and my Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant (available here).

How to Layer a Monogram Necklace

This is a great casual, fun look that’s perfect for a fun day or night out, though I’m totally planning on wearing this to work (when I don’t have a scarf around my neck constantly).

So there you have it.  Four great, totally different ways to layer the Gold Monogram Necklace.

What do you think?  Are you on board with the monogram necklace trend?  If so, are you planning on rocking it on its own, or layering it up with pieces already in your jewelry box?  Oh, and if you want your own Gold Monogram Necklace, you can customize one over at 9th & Elm (and for what it’s worth, I think necklaces like this would make lovely bridesmaid gifts, if you are looking for ideas).

I was provided compensation for this post in the form of free product from 9th & Elm. My opinions are my own and were in no way affected by compensation provided.

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19 comments for “4 Ways to Layer the Gold Monogram Necklace

  1. February 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    Such great layers – I love it and can think of a few things that would go great with it

  2. February 26, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    I don’t have one and I don’t think I’ll get one ’cause I really don’t go out much and the goats would try and eat it. heh.

    I love the look with the pearls the best. Pearls just go with everything if you ask me….

    • February 26, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I tend to agree… pearls are great on their own, but great for layering too because they do work with everything, and they’re easy to dress up or wear casually!

  3. February 26, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    I LOVE layering necklaces! It’s probably because I have a TON of jewelry and just love to wear it all when I can. LOL My layers weren’t as strategic as your tutorial advises though ^.^

    Thanks for the great tips!

    • February 26, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      I’m kind of in the same boat… I started layering in high school because I had stuff that I wanted to wear all the time, so I just put it all on. I’ve refined it over the years though 😉

  4. katherine bartlett
    February 26, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    I love layering necklaces. This is a great tutorial

  5. Jenna Wood
    February 26, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Don’t get me started on 9th & Elm, that place has become an obsession for me! I have always wonderred hwo to work monogrammed jewelry into an outfit. The chains always seem so dainty, these are great ideas! I like the lgiht simple layers look best.

  6. February 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    I just got started with the whole layering necklace trend. Loving it. These four options are perfect. I really like the second option – I’d totally wear that every day. – Katy

  7. February 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Thanks for these great ideas. I never feel like I can wear my monogram necklace because it is so much smaller then everything else. These are some great ideas to accentuate the necklace! Thanks!

  8. February 26, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    This is such a unique post. I have many necklaces and don’t properly take the time to layer. Each one of these appeals to me. I have monogram necklaces and don’t wear them properly or don’t wear them at all. These are epic ideas!

  9. February 27, 2014 at 6:25 AM

    What a great idea. I never think to layer necklaces. I’m going to give this a try. I have a silver monogram necklace.

  10. Alina
    March 6, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    I love the idea of layering the gold necklaces. It looks fabulous!

  11. polly
    March 8, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    I like to layer my necklaces and do that a lot for work. Fun to be creative!

  12. Katy
    March 9, 2014 at 3:18 AM

    Fun examples! I like the dainty gold necklaces layered best. I’ve been in the market for one of those neon monogram necklaces. I think they’re so fun!

  13. March 9, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    I love the monogram necklace with the bauble necklace, such a pretty combination! You have great tips, I am going to pin them so that I remember next time I am trying to put necklaces together.

  14. Carissa Joslyn
    March 14, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    I love these, I don’t think I’ve ever layered a necklace! I’m not very good with the whole fashion thing, being a tom boy all my life :p

  15. December 9, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    I love the look of the layered pearl necklace with the monogram one. It gives an old-school look to something that I can wear today. I’ll have to try out a few of your layered looks. They have all turned out really great.

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