Oversized necklaces are having a moment this season. Forget dainty, spring trinkets – more is more this year. Let your necklace be the show-stopping factor of your outfit. The great thing about this trend is that it vamps up your everyday wear, making it seem more exciting (even if it’s the same old neutrals you pair together everyday). If you’re in danger of getting bored of your wardrobe, buy some colourful, chunky accessories and fall in love with it all over again.
It seems like we’ve been surfing the tribal wave for a long time now, but this fashion trend makes us so happy. Don’t be afraid to go bold and bohemian with your necklaces, whether they’re made of plastic, wood, or glass. Whether 60’s hippie chick is your thing, or tribal American, experiment with different ethnic styles.
If you’re the kind of girl who falls back on jeans and t-shirts most days, accessorise with a multi-stranded necklace or a large pendant that adds interest to an otherwise plain outfit. Zero effort for maximum results – nobody likes a try-hard.
Look to nature, and she shall provide. Semi-precious stones are so hot right now, and they come in an array of gorgeous colours. Turquoise, Onyx, Jade, and Amethyst are just some of the favourites at the moment, so invest in semi-precious rocks that are both feminine and fierce.
We hear that silver is the new gold at the moment, and in the fashion sphere, this pretty metal has become increasingly popular with carved, chunky, silver beads. This is the new charm bracelet.
All That Glitters Is Gold
That said, if you’re more of a gold gal, anything studded with precious stones is a serious must. Pair with a stunning white dress for an Egyptian vibe.
Planning to head to the beach this summer? Stock up on your bulky shell necklaces. Get sea-inspired and rock that coastal look. You could even make your own! That’s something to do while you’re topping up your tan.
We love our LBDs, but sometimes they need that eye-grabbing factor. With the help of some colourful beads or a large pendant, your LBD goes immediately from simple to glam.
Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
Pearls are, if anything, the antithesis of gaudy and colourful jewellery, but they complement bright precious stones like you wouldn’t believe. That’ll definitely update Grandmother’s pearls…
Match Chunk For Chunk
You can tactically place your chunky jewellery for a statement look. You obviously don’t want to go OTT on the thick beads, but one cleverly placed necklace, matched with an equally solid ring, really ties an outfit together.