Jewelry Trends: The Hottest Pieces Plus Styling Tips
When it comes to fashion, the world really is your oyster. There are so many trends you can adopt and make your own depending on your own personal style, whether you are into street fashion or everyday glam. The same goes with jewelry trends. If you’re a newbie to jewelry, here are some of the trends to guide you so you can complete your outfit faster than you can say “bling.”
Add a Touch of Happiness with Statement Pieces
Happiness never goes out of style. And with everything that’s happening in the world, it seems like there are fewer and fewer things to smile about. This is where color and statement pieces come in. People are turning to different places that can help put a smile on their faces and brighten their days, including fashion.
Make a monochrome or neutral outfit pop with these pieces that spark joy:
- Geometric Jewelry like ear cuffs, bracelets, and chunky necklaces
- Pops of Colors from rings and necklaces made from ceramics or precious stones
More is More: Layering without Overpowering
If you’re a maximalist by nature, then you’ll love this jewelry trend. Layering chunky pieces with more toned-down ones, mixing and matching different colored rings, pairing jewelry made from various metals or precious stones; you name it, this trend has it. With this trend, it seems like the rule is that there are no rules. While that may be true, it’s important to always keep in mind your personal style and preferences and not just copy exactly what’s on the runways this season. To make sure the most important part of your outfit (i.e., you) doesn’t get lost in all the bling. A general rule for beginners would be to stick to a common theme or color palette, which can make the look fun and whimsical without overwhelming you.
Make your everyday look runway-ready but still you with these tips.
- Give your favorite silhouettes an upgrade by layering bracelets from chunky patterned bracelets to shiny chain-link ones.
- Mixing and matching rings made from silver, gold, and even precious stones
- Paring Moissanite studs with drop earrings
When In Doubt, Turn to the Classics
Don’t be afraid to experiment with layering on your jewelry! Fashion should be fun, and it’s not always easy to perfect all your looks in one go. But if you want to look chic but go down the more tried-and-tested route, then the classics are always… well, classic.
Pearls have always been a go-to for most fashion lovers. Its “classic” status was further solidified by Audrey Hepburn’s iconic look in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. From simple studs to necklaces with different-sized pearls, you’ll surely find the pearl jewelry that’s right for you.
Silver and gold jewelry are also great go-to pieces for fashionistas across the world. A simple tennis bracelet paired with a watch with an equally classic silhouette can make your outfit look effortlessly chic.
Classic but trendy jewelry is the way to go if you’re just starting out on your personal style journey.
- Put on a chain link bracelet and a sleek watch to complete your daily office look.
- Top off a low-neck or off-shoulder LBD (little black dress) with a chunky pearl necklace and simple studs for your own Audrey Hepburn moment.
Sustainability But Make It Fashion
Efforts to become more sustainable are becoming more and more pervasive in the fashion industry. And for good reason. We’ve seen this in the latest Y2K resurgence; trends come and go and come back again. Well-made pieces that are equally well taken care of should be able to stand the test of time and be ready to make a comeback sooner than later. Additionally, if you’re looking to purchase new jewelry, make sure to invest in some pieces that are for forever or even potentially heirloom pieces that you can pass down to the next generation. It’s also important to be more conscious about where and how your jewelry is made. Slow, responsibly-made fashion is gaining more and more traction.
Identifying which pieces will last can be difficult but truly worth it. It’s also important to note that well-made jewelry will last longer if you know how to take care of it.
- Pair your heirloom pieces like a brooch with newer (potentially future heirloom-worthy) pieces to upgrade your outerwear.
- Visit vintage stores or shops that repurpose jewelry to give them a new life and place in your wardrobe.
Accessorizing completes an outfit. And when it comes to accessorizing, jewelry will always be essential. Knowing what’s in season can help you find the right pieces that could go well with your outfit. But think of the trends as general recommendations instead of strict rules. For most people, fashion is a form of self-expression, so don’t be afraid to mix up the trends with your own personal style.