The jewelry world is set for a shakeup in the coming decade. Tired of the trend for minimalist necklaces, bracelets and earrings that defined much of the 2010s, designers and fashionistas alike are starting to have more fun with color, size and styling. If you’re wondering how to keep on top of the latest jewelry fashions in the coming months and years, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the biggest emerging trends.
Snowy-white pearls are back in fashion for this winter, according to Vogue. Chunky and funky strings layered with petite and pretty, over a sweater and showing under your favorite coat, puts you at the cutting edge this season. Chokers are back, too, with a goth/punk edge, silver-dipped or leather, or massive pieces that keep your chin up this winter.
Single, high-impact earrings, like a chandelier-style dangle, make everyone take a second look. Even better, wear two different earrings you love to light up your mood in the darker days of the year. You'll smile every time you look in the mirror.
Summer is time for fun. So for summer jewelry trends, forget your favorite pearls or your grandmother's cameo brooch. It's time to sparkle. It's time to shine. It's time to be a little frivolous, even whimsical.
Summer is big, bright, and colorful. Flowers are blooming; butterflies are flying. Your jewelry should be bigger, brighter, and more colorful than you might normally wear.
When the hankering to buy some new handmade jewelry hits you, chances are your brain thinks more in terms of “earrings” or “necklace” than in terms of “violet” or “nectarine.” But choosing jewelry based on color families adds a dash of whimsy to your shopping list and injects a large dose of fashion into even the most monochrome of wardrobes.
When choosing colors for your jewelry, always remember Pantone. What began as a printing company in the 1950s, Pantone now dictates what hues will be hot in the fashion and design industries in each upcoming season.