2022 has been the year that fun has been reintroduced to fashion. Gone are the days of minimalism and neutrals and low-key looks.
Now, we’re all about bright colors, whimsy, and excess. Pearls are out (sorry, Harry Styles!) and chunky chains are in.
Below, check out some of the biggest jewelry trends of the year as well as how to pull them off.
1. Layered Necklaces to the Extreme
Layering necklaces no longer means putting on a few dainty pieces. Now, celebs and fashionistas are rocking layers of chunky necklaces for a statement-making look. Many are mixing and matching metals and gems to create a completely unique look.
Love the dopamine dressing trend? Extend it to your accessories! Celebrities and influencers are no longer just sticking to the standard silver and gold but embracing colorful gemstones, rhinestones, and crystals. Some are opting for bright and fun colors while others are choosing more delicate stones like amethysts and opals.
3. Body Chains and Belly Chains
Ever since Rihanna stepped out with her baby bump covered in body chains, everyone has wanted to get in on the trend!
Over the last few months, however, celebrities have slowly switched from body chains to belly chains, which go perfectly with a great bikini. Celebrities who have been spotted wearing belly chains include Kylie Jenner, Hailey Bieber, and Camila Coelho.
4. Chunky Statement Pieces
Gigantic diamond heart ring? Yes, please! Oversized gold earrings? Hell, yes! Celebrities are not holding back when it comes to being bold. They’re opting for statement pieces that can show off their personalities and pull together their entire outfits.
5. Rings on Rings on Rings
Why should necklaces have all the fun? Celebs are also layering rings with stacks on stacks on stacks — and no, we’re not talking about dainty rings here, either. Jewelry lovers are choosing big, chunky, statement rings, and lots of them!
A few of the celebrities who love the trend include Dua Lipa, Kylie Jenner, and Blake Lively.
6. Nameplate Necklaces
Call up Carrie Bradshaw because someone has stolen her look! Celebrities are bringing back the nameplate, except they’re not only rocking their first names. Some are opting for nameplate necklaces with the name of their astrological signs or other fun phrases.
You can currently see fashionistas like Camila Cabello or Hailey Bieber rocking the trend.