Our guide on how to wear the fashion jewellery trends for 2021 Good fortune.

2021 is the year of fashion jewellery, and you will love to wear the amazing necklace, earring and bracelet trends we spotted during Fashion Week. Since the up close and personal Zoom meetings have become the new normal, we want to wear accessories from the waist up, now more than ever. And these fabulous accessories come as we near the end of the pandemic, good fortune we’ll have plenty of opportunities to dress up again!

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Pearls forever

Models wearing necklace and bracelet with pearls, one of the 2021 jewellery trends.
Photo courtesy of Vivienne Westwood. Photo by Arnaud Lajeunie, courtesy of Y/Project

The timeless pearls are back. But forget wearing the delicate string of pearls your mother gave you. In 2021, one of the necklace trends is to wear several strings of pearls and bold pieces like Altuzarra and Y/Project ones. Don’t be shy; mix & match different sizes and lengths. The key to rock this 2021 jewellery trend is to layer pearl necklaces and chains as we saw at Vivienne Westwood. Additionally, pearls also come in bracelets, headpieces and statement earrings this year.

Heavy Metal

Models wearing chunky chain necklace trend during S/S 2021 runway shows.
Photo by Andew Vowles, courtesy of Victoria Beckham. Photo courtesy of Saint Laurent

The chunky chain necklace trend of last fall comes even chunkier for Spring/Summer 2021. Victoria Beckham, Givenchy, Hermès, Paco Rabanne, Saint Laurent, and Isabel Marant presented heavy-duty chain jewellery that will be clearly a big trend in 2021. This year, your necklace should look as if it came from OBI instead of Tiffany’s.

Single earrings

Models wearing the single earring trend during S/S 2021 runway shows.
Photos courtesy of Missoni and Marina Moscone

The ‘80s single earring trend we saw last year is even more present in 2021, and this bold and edgy jewellery piece embellished several runway-looks. For example, Missoni, Fendi and Alberta Ferretti’s single earrings. And this jewellery trend will last throughout the whole year; Marina Moscone’s single earrings come extra long for Pre-Fall 2021. Choose bold pieces, long or big ones, for extra fashion points.

Long necklaces with pendants

Models wearing long necklaces for S/S 2021 Fashion Week.
Photos courtesy of MM6 Maison Margiela and Saint Laurent

Spring/summer 2021 brings us the jewellery trend of the extra-long necklace with pendants. We saw necklaces going down to the waist at Chloé, Maison Margiela, Saint Laurent, and Victoria Beckham, among other luxury fashion labels. Why not try a DIY necklace-pendant by hanging on long chains bangles, keys, or other baubles you might have. Make it personal, fun and meaningful.

Bangles and more bangles

Models wearing bangles during fashion week S/S 2021.
Photos courtesy of Johanna Ortiz and Bottega Veneta

Bangles are definitely one of the Spring/Summer 2021 jewellery trends. Wear one bangle, like at Jacquemus and Bottega Veneta runway shows, or several ones together as Chloé and Johanna Ortiz styled the bracelets. Additionally, you can wear matching bangles, one on each arm like Coco Chanel used to wear, and Lanvin presented on the runway.

And while we’re talking about bangles, watch the video below to find out why they’re also called slave bracelets.

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Styling trick

Our last point is not really a jewellery trend for 2021 but almost. This year, you can wear tiny bags and cellphones hanging around your neck as if they were necklaces. It is a fun and convenient styling trick which allows you to carry your essentials while keeping your hands free. Plus, it’s stylish and contemporary; with this styling trick, you can update any outfit and make it look fresh and modern.

Models wearing small bag and cellphone as necklaces on the runway.
Photo by Theo Sion, courtesy of Versace. Photo courtesy of Céline

Title photo by Andew Vowles, courtesy of Victoria Beckham.

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