If you’re already thinking ahead to your fall wardrobe and what you’ll be wearing in the months ahead, you’re not alone. In our editor Zoom calls and Slack channels, the upcoming fall trends are a hot topic of discussion. We’ve been floating the pieces we have our eyes on and what we’re adding to our shopping carts at the moment. As we continue to digest the current pandemic, we have to confess that it has changed the way we’re thinking about fashion trends and the way we’re getting dressed up, but it sure is fun to talk about them and dig up some inspiring runway images form the best F/W 20 shows.
Looking to one of my favorite fashion items—jewelry—there are plenty of cool pieces that I foresee bubbling up this fall. Ahead, I’m highlighting the top seven fall 2020 jewelry trends, from clothing with jewelry actually built into it to the new take on choker necklaces to ever-evolving chain pieces.
On the F/W 20 runways, brands like Bottega Veneta and Rokh showed pieces with chains and metal jewelry built into the clothing itself—an evolution from the chain-embellished heels that have been everywhere this year. Clothing that doubles as jewelry? I'm in.
While chokers have been popular in seasons past, heavier sculptural versions replaced dainty styles on the runways at brands such as Proenza Schouler and Chloé. Whether layered with knitwear or tailored outerwear, this is the statement-making piece to invest in for fall.
While gold is the metal that typically dominates the runways, this season we saw a huge uptick in silver pieces everywhere from Alexander McQueen to Paco Rabanne. Look out for thick tube bracelets, stacked dome rings, and unique artisanal pieces.
Natural materials such as wood and leather popped up everywhere, including in the collections of Jacquemus and Cult Gaia. This movement toward organic materials feels like such a cool, effortless take on accessories.
Instead of traditional strands of pearls, brands like Chanel are introducing unique silhouettes, new proportions, and mixed materials like gold-chain details—whether dramatic, cascading Baroque pearl earrings or necklace strings with pearls in mismatched shapes.
Chains in all forms continue to rule as one of the most ubiquitous trends across the F/W 20 runways but especially oversize versions. You'll continue to see plenty of these this fall in the form of earrings, necklaces, or bracelets.