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4 Unexpected Jewelry Trends Taking Over 2020 by ELLE USA

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4 Unexpected Jewelry Trends Taking Over 2020 by ELLE USA

BY JENNA IGNERI @ elle USA

 

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KAREN COLLINS (STYLED BY SASA THOMANN)

What does jewelry look like in the new decade? In the past few years, we saw jewelry scale back: Massive statement necklaces from Gossip Girl's heyday were replaced by layered chains and charms, and we traded in gaudy earrings for a constellation of stud piercings. Surprisingly, we're swinging back in the oversized, over-bedazzled, but not-so-overdone direction. At least that's what we found out when we tapped two retail experts from Bloomingdales and Net-A-Porter to get a better feel for which 2020 jewelry trends are worth buying into in. Read on for their secret to accessorizing like a pro, here.


Chain Links

Bottega Veneta - Runway - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020
Bottega Veneta SS20
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Chain link jewelry has been in the spotlight for some time now, but this year the trend is even bigger, both figuratively and literally. “The chain link necklace or bracelet continues to be important for 2020,” says Erica Russo, vice president and fashion director of accessories and beauty at Bloomingdales. “We love them thin and layered at various lengths, or as a singular bracelet that’s big and bold.”

Based on the spring runways alone—where we saw it at Bottega Veneta, Brandon Maxwell, and Zimmermann—we foresee 2020 as the year of the chain. You can try the trend two different ways: layer pieces together for a chic, messy neck, or opt for a singular heavy-duty statement pieces.