Stars are layering up with jewels

What's better than a necklace? Two or three, according to Hollywood royalty. Starlets, models and singers have been seen on the streets and the red carpet donning multiple necklaces, showing that you don't have to choose one necklace to don when you simply can't decide. This look can be effortlessly casual or high glamor, depending on the pieces and ensemble. However, layering necklaces is an art: Too many or the wrong combination can make for a distracting finished look. If you need inspiration, follow these stars' stunning take on the trend.

Alessandra Ambrosio
Supermodel Ambrosio recently proved that she's still stylish while running errands in a white button down blouse and a pair of pinstripe cutoffs. Her electric yellow Michael Kors crossbody bag was the perfect pop of neon color against a soft outfit. And the only accessories she needed were a few delicate necklaces. Two ultra-thin and dainty gold strands were layered over a small blue sharktooth-shaped stone, which tied in the hue from her shorts and gave her ensemble a beachy look. Try pairing a few plain strands with a turqoise or crystal pendant from fine jewelers. The look is ideal for beach lounging or a quick lunch date with a breezy top and faded denim.

Nicole Scherzinger
The former pussycat doll and X-factor judge chose a daring, midriff-baring suit for her recent appearance at the X Factor auditions in Cardiff, Wales. Though she recently split from her boyfriend, Formula One racecar driver Lewis Hamilton, she looked radiant as ever. The name suit might seem stuffy, but Scherzinger was anything but in this ensemble. With a a shrunken white tank, black patent platform pumps and slew of gold necklaces, the outfit was a daring take on professional pieces. The gold chains featured cameo-like pendants, which were unexpected against the modern suit. You can layer a vintage necklace with newer strands for a similar look. Paired with a cropped blazer or a tee and low slung trousers, the style is both chic and edgy.

Milla Jovovich
At the the Giorgio Armani Prive show in Paris, Jovovich demonstrated timeless elegance in a white blouse, white wide-leg trousers and a sea green geometric-printed boxy jacket by the designer. Her multi-layered statement necklace was the real star of the ensemble, though. The shimmering piece was a truly stunning final touch. Take a cue from Milla and try layering a dramatic piece like this over a stark white top.Glittering strappy sandals can tie in the glitz at your feet.

By combining necklaces in a similar fashion, you can build a truly eye-catching layered piece.