New York Fashion Week took place in Summer 2021, giving fashionistas a whole year to get their wardrobe ready for Summer 2022. The hottest looks you can see at chic pool parties and soireées include cut-out tops, visible bras, shimmering fabrics, anti-fit suits, and extra-large bags. The runway also saw many new exciting jewelry trends, featuring high-end and costume jewelry pieces. If you are currently curating your collection, read on to discover a few must-have items you should consider.
1 Wide Cuffs
Brands like Etro, Fendi, and Prada saw models wearing beachy and more elegant dresses with wide cuffs, worn both on the wrist and embracing the upper arm. For beachy looks, bold, engraved, studded cuffs and those with dangling elements held sway. For serious outfits, meanwhile, simple Hermès-style cuffs in hues like baby pink were chosen. If you prefer more delicate pieces, you’ll be happy to know that bicep bracelets are also in!
2 Body Chains
Even the most classic fashion houses like Chanel embraced a little rockstar glamor with body chains. The most popular designs go around the neck, cross over the waist, then link up at the front, with some hanging down to the waist. Chanel chose multi-layered metal and pearl chains worn around the waist alongside vintage bikinis. Yet other brands chose simple one- or two-strand chains crossing above or below the belly button.
3 Color is In
Designers like Fendi, Saint Laurent, and Dior dressed up serious outfits like oversized gray suits with super colorful earrings, chokers, and bracelets. These items are sometimes worn together in complementary or contrasting hues. This fashion is undoubtedly inspired by the popularity of color in high-end and modern wedding jewelry designs. You know that colored gems, mixed metals, and rose gold are a hot trend if you are engaged. Traditional styles such as halos, solitaires, and emerald-cut rings are now available in traditional diamond designs and colored diamonds and sapphires, which add a touch of fashion to this everyday piece of jewelry. Whether you are looking for collectors’ or fashion pieces, get your hands on at least one vividly-hued piece.
4 Big Chokers
Houses like Balmain, Miu Miu, and Burberry all paired up beachy and elegant fashions alike with statement chokers in materials like pearls, metal, resin, and plastic. Choker chains are also in, with designers opting for various colors of metals—including bronze, bright and muted silver, shiny and matte gold, and more. Some of the most beautiful pieces shone in chrome brilliance. For a great example of these, see the shows of Ports 1961, Ferragamo, and Alexander McQueen.
It’s an exciting time for jewelry lovers since big, bold, attention-catching designs will be significant in the summer. From body chains to XL chokers, it’s all about ‘in your face’ pieces that grab your audience’s attention almost before your outfit does. Color will also be present in all jewelry categories, from serious wedding jewelry to joyful summer pieces in chic but cheerful materials like lacquer and recycled plastic.