For the last year or two, minimalism was dominating all areas of style and fashion. Minimalistic clothes, minimalistic hairstyles, minimalistic accessories, and even minimalistic interior design. However, the time of moderation and temperance seems to be over. In 2022, fashion goes wild. You are allowed to wear whatever you want and style it whatever way you like.
No doubt, this rebel wave has its influence on jewelry too. The extensive layering, combination of gold and silver, bizarre and fancy shapes are only a part of it. The most recent spring/summer runway shows prove that jewelry is now becoming not just a cute accessory but a full-fledged way to express yourself. Here are the most popular trends for 2022 that the world of fashion can offer for now.
Trend #1: Bulky gold chains
They say “the more the better” and in 2022 this phrase can definitely be applied to gold chains. For example, the Hermès and Off-white runways had beautiful examples of large (and we mean it) golden chains, both as a single item and layered with other even larger pieces of jewelry. It looks like it came right from the 90s, so fashion is indeed cyclical.
If you don’t like the designs offered by brands, you can opt for a custom gold chain that you can make even from your own gold. To make it happen, you don’t even need to buy a whole bullion since the gold shot will be just fine. It’s cheaper than normal gold bullion and most jewelers use exactly this form of gold for their work.
Trend #2: Playful colors and shapes
Speaking about going back to the 90s. Nostalgia is a powerful tool that can be used in many ways including setting up fashion trends. In 2022, nostalgia brought us back to our childhood and allowed us to be as cheerful and lively as ever. Somehow, we are now back in 2000 with its vibrant and bright colors, chunky shapes, fancy designs, and enamel. Yes, the enamel is back and we love it. Besides, with the recent pandemic and constant restrictions, it’s obvious that everyday life could lack a spark of joy. Playful jewelry is a nice way to add colors to your days and get more positive emotions.
Trend #3: Silver is the new gold
Yes, chunky gold chains are trendy, but silver continues to win the minds of people. There are some good reasons for it. First of all, silver has the same rich shining as gold but creates a more lightweight look. Secondly, it’s a perfect metal to wear every day with casual clothes. Eventually, silver is way more affordable than gold. So if you are team silver, it’s your showtime. If you are team gold, you can try mixing metals and adding layers to your usual jewelry.
Trend #4: Eye-catching earrings
Chains and rings are not the only pieces of jewelry that got chunkier in 2022. You can also add a colorful accent to your ears. It’s a nice homage to the style of the 70s with its bright colors and vintage inspiration. Since every designer is experimenting, you can find all kinds of shapes and sizes, from large metal hoops to extra-large chains with dozens of precious stones on them. Everything is good in 2022 until it’s big and shiny enough to be seen from afar.
Trend #5: Body chains
If you think that we are done with chains, we are not. Necklaces are not the only option to decorate yourself. Body chains can be an impressive way to manifest your style and message. You can put a nice waist chain to highlight a beautiful crop top or put an Agent Provocateur-like chain dress and barely anything else—the choice is yours. Just be sure that you are comfortable with this type of jewelry.
To sum it all up
In 2022, the fashion becomes wilder and jewelry follows suit. It’s hard to surprise anyone with bulky bracelets or neon-green chokers. And something tells us that it’s not even close to the limit. We mentioned only five ways you can keep up with the trend, but to be honest, it barely matters. As we already said, fashion rules are not as strict as they used to be, so go with your heart and wear whatever resonates with your soul the most.