Sponsor Love + Guest Post – Layering Basics by Maya Brenner Designs

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I have another guest post today from my sponsor Maya Brenner Designs (you know, they make those super delicate and famous asymmetrical letter necklaces, one that I can’t stop wearing these days).   I love this post because it’s about fashion but is totally informative as well!

Layering has always been one of my personal favorite jewelry styles; I don’t design large chunky pieces, so it’s my way of achieving that look by combining multiple,
delicate necklaces.

I believe that every woman needs a delicate necklace that hits right below the neckline and can be worn everyday—simply start from there and then just add to it! Below are a few of my favorite ways to layer:

Recently, I’ve taken to wearing this dainty pod necklace that has some irregular shaped gold pieces soldered into the chain and I love pairing it with a long delicate piece, such as this geometric shape pendant. Both are from my current collection (pictured in 14k gold) and the contrasting shapes pair well with each another:

I also like to wear layering pieces that have some type of interesting asymmetrical elements to them or charms that face different directions:

Many times I will combine a few different metals, lengths, and styles. I’m a fan of pieces that are feminine and girlie but with an edge (a la Kate Moss). Mixing high and low, or combining a dainty 14k gold charm necklace with a chunky oxidized rope chain is great look. And I just can’t get enough of mixed metals!

Here are examples of some layering pieces that I designed for Stella & Dot:

By layering multiple pieces, you can definitely use delicate pieces to make a huge statement. For layering help or ideas, feel free to tweet me at @MayaBDesigns.


Thanks so much for this post.  Use code SANDY25 to get 25% off your Maya B Designs order!


  1. October 24, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    i love layering anything – clothes or jewelry, but i am esp digging this look of layering simple pieces of necklaces! so sophisticated and pretty!

  2. October 25, 2012 / 7:01 am

    Beautiful! I love Maya’s designs, and her delicate letter necklaces are gorgeous! 🙂 Perfect for layering!

  3. October 25, 2012 / 11:07 am

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Maya’s designs! These are great tips! I’m a huge statement necklace fan, but I’m crazy for delicate jewellery too! A letter “J” Maya Brenner necklace is on my wish list!

    xo Jenny

  4. October 25, 2012 / 12:06 pm

    I LOVE THIS!! so cute!! i’m obsessed w/ chunky necklaces.. but i think i’ve gone a little overboard w/ them this past couple of seasons.. and i’m starting to fall back in love w/ petite tiny pendants.. love these layered looks!

  5. October 25, 2012 / 1:01 pm

    So gorgeous. I love how you can create your own “story” with your jewelry.

  6. October 25, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Beautiful jewelry!

  7. October 25, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    AHH! I love Maya B Designs!!! The delicate necklaces are my favorites…and the asymmetrical necklaces are my favorite! The discount code is up my alley!!
    Great guest post!!

  8. October 25, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    someone at influence had that arrow necklace on! i loved it. 🙂

  9. October 25, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    So pretty! I am a huge fan of delicate jewelry. Love those letter necklaces!

  10. October 25, 2012 / 7:46 pm

    I love these dainty necklaces. Looks so pretty layered.

  11. October 29, 2012 / 10:13 am

    I never thought of layering jewellery before! Pretty cool idea.

  12. LoreeA
    August 7, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    I love the layered necklace look and MB designs. I just wish someone would talk about how to keep them from tangling up. That’s my challenge.

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