Jewelry trends are funny things and, in my opinion, almost fickler and more confusing than clothing trends. It seems like one day, everyone is wearing barely there strands of delicate gold or pavé, and the next, we are hit with something much bigger. Well, the day to adopt something a little more daring is here as costume-inspired jewelry is officially one of spring’s hottest trends as far as accessories go. Major designers such as Lanvin, J.W.Anderson, Gucci, and Marni sent gems, jewels, and metals down the S/S 17 runways that hardly skimped on the dramatics.
Specifically, oversize clustered crystals, colored stones, and chunky metals are the key pieces to look for if you want to buy into this trend. And to clarify, when we say “costume jewelry,” we in no way mean cheap- or tasteless-looking pieces—we simply are referring to the level of glamour that most of us probably aren’t used to wearing in our everyday lives. As we temporarily transition away from delicate jewelry as a major trend, it’s time to embrace the outrageous pieces we once thought were too gaudy or tacky to wear on a regular basis. This spring, the more the merrier when it comes to the glitz and glam of your jewelry choices. (Sidenote: Raiding your grandmother’s jewelry drawer wouldn’t be a bad idea.)
Go on to see this trend in action on some of your favorite street style stars and then to shop costume-inspired jewelry pieces for yourself.
We are pretty sure the smile on her face is due to the fact that her earrings are objectively adorable.
Hold tight because we shopped out the necklace version of these earrings below!
It should come as no surprise that a major endorser of this trend is Leandra Medine.
Now whenever anyone says "dripping in pearls," you'll think of this image.
The addition of this striking necklace transforms the classic trench coat into something street style–approved.
It doesn't get chicer than clustered crystals and a tailored black blazer.
This look is proof that the simplest outfits are the perfect blank canvases for a bold piece of jewelry.
What is better than one trend? Two! Take the asymmetrical earring trend, combine it with the costume jewelry aesthetic, and you get this.
We have no words for this street style look—oversize tee, leather skirt, huge earrings, and furry accessories? Yes, please.
Adorn your ears with a little love.
You can never go wrong with Chanel.
These earrings are such a steal.
This is all the arm candy you'll need for the night.
The cherry on top of a fantastic look.
The perfect way to elevate any top, blazer, or sweater you own.
Street style stars can't get enough of this style.
Sometimes, all you need is a vibrant color (or two—or three).
The perfect earrings for the busy working socialite.
You'll feel more glam the second you slip this on your finger.
Wear these with a white tee and slicked-back hair.
This will complement your delicate stacking rings perfectly.
Go big or go home, right?
Splurge on this sparkly number.
The color of the year has never looked more exquisite.
What are your thoughts on this jewelry trend? Let us know in the comments below!