The new year is bringing a slew of cool new jewelry fashion trends from the runways to the streets. From belly grazing statement necklaces and giant ear cuffs to single earrings, 2017 is about bringing a fresh take to your jewelry box. Check out the hottest Jewelry Fashion trends for 2017 and learn how to style for your everyday fashion.
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1- Arm Cuff
Rodarte took arm cuffs to the next level this season with an eclectic stack of cuffs. Curate a collection of textures and mixed metals for an artistic look. At Louis Vuitton, the arm cuff trend found a simpler form, with a wide, golden, rope-like bracelet winding it’s way up the model’s arm.
Arm cuffs pack the most punch when paired with an airy sleeveless top (a great way to accessorize during the hot summer months), but also make an unexpected pop when peeking below the cuff of a boxy, cropped sleeve jacket.
2- Stacking Rings
Stackable rings are a great way to customize your accessory game with your personal style and mood. Stack five or more together for a dramatic look, or stay simple with two skinny bands. Keep things interesting by mixing textures, colors, and styles. A thin braided ring next to a pebbly gold band make a great pairing, or consider mixing a studded band with a more organic, natural ring. Another option — channel your inner bohemian and wear a half dozen statement rings across both hands.
3- Rose Gold
The rose gold trend is still going strong! Soft pink hues were all over the runways, from Valentino to Monique Lhuillier, and these rosy shades look just as good in jewelry as in silk. The blush hued metal looks great as a delicate ring, a dainty chain, or even as a cool watch face.
Try out a fresh take on the trend with some bold geometric rose gold earrings, or an architectural cuff. Pair rose gold jewelry with white or pastel clothing to complement its delicate hue and push it forward as the focal point of your outfit.
4- Statement Necklaces
Simple velvet and silk chokers were all over the streets this past season, but 2017 is bringing back long statement necklaces. Prada might win the award for most dramatic necklace with their Art Deco inspired, belly button grazing pieces, but Givenchy also turned heads with their enormous mineral pendants and chains.
Pair these super long necklaces with a plunging neckline, neutral colors, and draping cuts to give them the stage they deserve.
5- Delicate Necklaces
While enormous, statement-making pieces have been stealing the spotlight on runways, street style is having a moment with delicate fine jewelry. Pint size pendants on dainty gold chains are popping up on the necks of stylish ladies around the world. Draped over your collarbone, thin, short necklaces highlight the delicate bone structure of your decollete.
For a more custom look, layer two or three delicate necklaces of different lengths. Thin gold chains make for a beautiful, subtle day look. Contrast the delicate style with a cozy oversized cardigan and skinny jeans, or wear them with a scoop neck tee for a pretty, minimal look.
6- Ear Cuffs
Ear cuffs had a moment in 2011, but this time they are bigger and bolder than ever. Margiela sent their model down the runway rocking crystal headphones, and Rodarte showed off a line of ornately detailed gold roses crawling along their models’ ears. Let a bold ear cuff peak out from under a head full of beachy waves for an edgy surprise when you tuck your hair behind your ear.
7- Single Earrings
Nothing is cooler than some asymmetry. A single statement earring adds a dramatic flair to a regular outfit. Just make sure the look is bold enough that no one thinks you just forgot to put the other one on!
Styled with a massive pair of sunglasses, a la No21, a single earring is a high fashion look for a daring dresser. Another fresh take is to follow Tibi’s lead and showcase a single abstract gold hoop against a crisp striped ensemble.
8- Putting it All Together
With so many new jewelry fashion trends in 2017, it’s hard to pick just one look that rocks the most. Try them all out and don’t be afraid to combine two or more together for a truly amazing ensemble!
Carolyn Clarke is a freelance writer based in Malibu, California. She’s always been a little fashion obsessed, so much of her writing covers what’s currently on runways around the world. When she’s not writing, Carolyn enjoys riding her bike down PCH.