Boldness and beauty: 7 popular jewelry trends for 2022
The virtual power game of Zoom meetings is clearly not over, and as it continues its sweep, so will its influence on the way we dress and the looks we invest in. Jewelry has always acted as a savior when it comes to dressing up or down certain outfits and can simply change the mood.
A simple example is replacing the daytime studs or hoops of a classic daytime outfit with earrings for an intimate dinner with friends or a special date. One of the trends that is definitely gaining momentum is experimenting with mixing metals. It used to be outrageous to mix warmer golds with industrial metals, but now brands and customers are much more open to playing around with different tones, jewelry styles and colors. Our favorite is arm stacks, where a classic gold watch can be worn with birthstone bracelets, platinum bracelets, or just leather straps.
UNITY IN DIVERSITY
Even stacking starts to get more creative over the coming year. With digital meetings and conferences, the focus will be on the face and customers keep coming back with ideas on how to layer their earrings. An accessory that shines bright, multiple ear piercings mean different permutations and combinations of studs, pendants or hoops, ear cuffs and even stackable rings will continue to reign as a major trend this season.
INDIVIDUALISM EQUAL TO INSPIRATION
The most interesting pattern is that of jewelry which lends itself to a personal expression of how one perceives oneself on a daily basis. Customers are investing in the right mix of classic minimalism and bold maximalism, unlike what we’ve seen in previous decades, where one would stick to a non-trendy piece of jewelry and buy it only as a “smart choice”. .
With changing trends, the jewelry hotlist is getting a major overhaul from last season, with trends reflecting this moment in time and our collective consciousness. Although bright and optimistic, the current trends carry the baggage of the last few months, but with an optimistic and ambitious outlook.
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CIRCLES ON THE ROAD
Spiked, gold-plated and chunky, what’s not to love about hoops? The humble hoops have been iconic since the 80s and over the years they may have been crushed, bloated, stretched, geometrized, etc. Result: there is something for everyone. We’ve always been obsessed with the little variety that would easily overlap a plain white t-shirt or help that show-stopping birthday dress look stunning. Plus, what really makes it the must-have accessory this year are the little additions like the dangling crystals that catch the light in all the right places.
Trendy pieces are always in style, ready to break the ice and speak for the wearer. Bold, unusual and elaborate jewelry grabs attention, starts conversations and makes statements. Shiny and flamboyant jewels take you day and night. An entire outfit can be designed around statement pieces with minimal color blocking to make the jewelry stand out. Pairing exquisite pieces together can create a unique statement for you and your wardrobe, layering until you create a comfortable look to wear during the day, adding sparkle and glamor when the lights are soft but that the mind is robust.
It’s no surprise that lanyards have become a way of life; They were once a chic vintage addition to your sunglasses (we mean 2019), but today they double as a cool accessory for your face mask and sunglasses. While there are plenty of offerings, the one we like offers pearls that are sure to look great from any angle. These chains aren’t just limited to the neck, we particularly liked the oversized body chains created by Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood.
ARM TO CHARM
It’s interesting how the jewelry that we consider commonplace in our culture is emerging as fashionable pieces on the catwalks. Our traditional baaju bandhs have appeared on the catwalks this season, reimagined as “bicep bands”, a major nod to Y2K fashion. This trend creates a glorious synergy between culture and history, a more millennial style and technology, almost harmonizing past, present and future. Leather cords, interesting fringes and even technical pouches have been found tied around the arms at Rodarte, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Tory Burch.
THE LOVE OF LINKS
Another trend that will continue this year too, is the play of interesting chains (delicate or bold). Both classic and modern chain necklaces, popular in a variety of shapes, from thicker chains to thinner flat chains aren’t fading anytime soon. Simplicity is a story of elegance. One of the many factors that make it an Itjewel, from mainstream fashion to minimalist contemporary jewelry designs. The chains iteration in the coming season calls for unique styles.
Chains are a jewelry staple, worn individually or layered in varying degrees of thickness. This year, chains go one step further, adorning not just your neck, ears or wrists, but your entire body. Chains can be layered to add more flair to your look, paired with interesting shapes to create almost bells and whistles weave that can also be styled with low cut necklines or oversized blouses and dramatic lapels. Attached to the chain link was Tom Ford, Vetements and Rokh while body chains from Chanel and Blumarine were seen to elevate the outfits to a whole new level.
The cyberspace that has inhabited every part of our personal space is where self-expression will peak. Using this platform to play the best version of yourself, to send a message about who you are and what you stand for is a nuanced issue. That’s why power dressing, even at home, should be an essential indulgence – a routine that provides an energy boost and improves your overall mood. Define your work days and slip into your professional role by dressing the part. Craft your daily to perfection to reflect whatever suits and suits you.