Editor confession: Layering necklaces totally throws me for a loop. I find it to be one of the hardest fashion skills to master, so in a somewhat self-motivated move, I decided to demystify the art once and for all. If you struggle with the skill as well, scroll to check out a breakdown of the components of five well-executed layered looks and everything you need to replicate your favorite combination. Plus, you’ll find a handy (and very pinnable) necklace lengths infographic below, so you can reference where each piece will lay. After reading this, you’ll never again question how to layer necklaces and instead you’ll have a strong jewelry game every time.
This story has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.