The second that Zoom meetings replaced IRL catch-ups in the conference room six months ago, I became a lot more aware of the accessories I can wear from the shoulders up. That means all eight of my earring holes are filled at all times and I’m more likely than not rocking a jumble of necklaces. But, it turns out I’m not the only one throwing on as many neck adornments as possible and hoping it looks good on a camera screen.
In fact, this purposely messy look is known as a neck mess, a trend that’s not quite new. The hashtag #neckmess has already racked up 50K pictures on Instagram. And just a warning, the last time I scrolled through it, I ended up buying a new necklace. But seeing as this is a more-is-more trend, I’m not too mad at myself about the impulse purchase.
However, you don’t *need* to clasp on 50 different necklaces in order to achieve a neck mess because this trend is all about personalization and your preferences. Which explains why just two or three gold chains could do the trick. Or you could mix a strand of gemstone beads with two small chains and a pendant. Really, the options for a neck mess are endless.
If you still need some help getting started with this trend, here are some tips for building a neck mess that feels inherently you.