This New Jewelry Trend Makes Me Smile Just Looking at It


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No seriously, every time I lay eyes on this new jewelry trend, I smile. Considering the current climate, that isn't such a bad thing. As of late, I have taken note of dozens of jewelry brands and retailers stocking pieces that look almost like something you made for your mom on Mother's Day when you were a child or at summer camp. Consisting of mismatched colorful beads, charms, flowers, letters, and more, this jewelry trend can be defined as many things, but my favorite descriptor is nostalgic. Basically, picture anything crafty (and I mean this in the least offensive way possible) that has that yes, I made this from a bead kit I got for my birthday type of feeling. 

Scrolling through my favorite 25 pieces of jewelry that best represent the trend will help you fully understand the vibe of the style, but while you do so, I encourage you to take time to think about similar pieces of jewelry you might have had as a little kid that you see reflected in the items below. From smiley-face beads to BFF bracelets, get ready for an approachable jewelry trend we expect to see a lot more of come summer but that we highly encourage you to buy now. 

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.