After a year of working from home and social distancing, spring is finally starting to bring life and vitality back into our worlds. Temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and people are venturing outdoors for safe and much-needed activity. If you’re like most of us and have spent the vast majority of the last year in comfort wear, rest assured that your time to dazzle is on the horizon.
Now is the time to retire yoga bottoms and sweatshirts and trade them in for chic and bright spring attire. The way we dress and accessorize can change our outlooks and attitudes, and we can all use a fresh spritz of spring in 2021. Many unique jewelry trends are emerging this year, and we’re confident you’ll want to explore them. Whether you’re still residing in Zoom-land or have broken out into the real world once again, embrace the spring spirit with new jewelry trends and a fun spin on some old favorites.
Pearls, pearls everywhere! These timeless beauties are making their way into every fashion trend list of 2021 because they are just that incredible. While they were once seen as pretentious and a bit persnickety, these beauties are catching the eye of fashionistas everywhere. The pearls of 2021 are still timeless, but they’re not what they once were. They’re cool, sleek, chic, and sexy. Master craftsmen have designed trending spring pieces that are incredibly versatile. Wear long pearl necklaces layered with other strands, or choose a cluster design on a statement necklace. This spring’s pearls show up in rings, on earrings, and paired with gold beading on bracelets. They are everywhere and rightfully so. Find your favorite style and add some stunning pearls to your collection this spring.
#2. Colorful Beads
Bright pops of color are so refreshing, and we need that surge of brilliance now more than ever before. Colorful beads have been everywhere on the runways lately, but they are making serious headway on necklaces. With a sweet simplicity and elegant playfulness, colorfully beaded necklaces are going to be everywhere this spring. They are reminiscent of summer camp, beach vacations, and childhood parties at the playground. But these come with a new level of sophistication, chicness, and stunning beauty. Available in a wide range of prices and with varying aesthetics, colorful bead necklaces pair well with any variety of casual attire you’ll be sporting this spring.
#3. Thick Chains
Also a rising trend, thick chains are coming out in full force this spring. Golden links are leading the way, but the variations are endless: colorful sections connected to diamond-encrusted links, salt and pepper styles with alternating metals, or black and gold links for a striking contrast. When it comes to size and style, you have even more options. Some chains are thinner and daintier, offering a subtle and elegant look. Other chains are big and bold and chunky, and they create a statement piece that is sure to draw attention. Necklaces and bracelets are the most common pieces of jewelry displaying this trend, but chain motifs are making their way onto smaller pieces as well. Some designers and jewelry aficionados are also pairing these thick chains with statement pendants for a bolder appearance.
#4. Charms and Pendants
Charm bracelets and cross necklaces were incredibly popular way back when. Well, they’re back—big time. Charms are a fun way to display your personality, preferences, and story, and designers are making them more appealing and gorgeous than ever before. But charms are not all that’s taking the jewelry world by storm this spring. Pendants have made their way back into the spotlight. While pendants work on chains of any length, this spring is promising pendants on long chains. This new take on the traditional pendant necklace creates dimension and flair to suit more formal and unique ensembles. Some bracelets and necklaces are made specifically to display multiple charms, and charms can be sold as a set or one by one. Pendants are generally the singular focus, and from cross pendants to names and talismans, pendants are generally sold individually or with a chain. Common themes you might find when searching for charms and pendants include numbers, letters, religious symbols, gemstones, and more. They are versatile, fun, and it’s easy to mix and match to create your ideal look.
#5. Layered Looks
Layered looks, a long-time trend, have finally hit their high point. This look is simple and easy to achieve, but it dazzles like little else in the jewelry and accessory world. Play with a variety of lengths, textures, colors, and styles to create your perfect layered look. Consider lariat necklaces, long pendant necklaces, and thick chains that come together for a seemingly effortless effect. Pairing necklaces is a bit of an art form, so if you need a little assistance, opt for pre-layered necklaces that are sold as a set. To make this look more personalized, add one or two more pieces to the set and create even more depth. The art of layering is all you need to create a stunning and unique statement look every single time.
#6. Bold Earrings & Mismatched Earrings
Have you seen glamorously humongous earrings skim the shoulders of the woman wearing them? Long and dangly or bold and chunky, these earrings make a statement. In terms of mismatched earrings, picture one of those glorious giant earrings on one ear and a simpler, subtler stud or dangle on the other. The possibilities are endless. You can find bold earrings in any style, from feather-enhanced to gold-plated to mother-of-pearl-adorned. If you’re excited about the option to wear mismatched earrings but aren’t feeling the boldness on one side, consider buying a set of themed earrings that are designed to be worn mismatched. These designs are more similar in size, style, and design, but differ enough to keep the look fresh and on-trend.
#7. Textured Metals
Most high-end, classic jewelry pieces are adored for their shiny finishes. But numerous textured metal collections made their way onto the runway this year, showing that it’s not all about smooth finishes and flat surfaces. Hammered metals were at the forefront of this trend, with copper, brass, gold, and silver leading the pack. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, and more are available in this stylish design trend. Texture creates a more complex look that intrigues and excites. It draws your attention, inviting curiosity about design methods and origins. One of the most unique jewelry trends we’ve seen to date, textured metal pieces elevate your ensemble and take your entire look to a new level of style.
Now that you’re up to date on the jewelry trends rolling in this spring, it’s time to abandon the work-from-home wardrobe and get back into your fashion-forward mindset. Conquer the world and look great doing it. So pop on your favorite pair of heels, curl your hair, and get to accessorizing!