7 New Jewelry Trends You're Going to See Everywhere This Fall

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.

Built-In Hardware

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.


Bottega Veneta
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Thick Metal Chokers

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.


Proenza Schouler
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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.


Alexander McQueen
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Mixed Metals

In addition to silver, we're seeing designers gravitating toward high-impact mixed-metal pieces. If you can't decide between silver and gold, you actually don't have to choose.


(Image credit: Getty Images/Victor Virgile)

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Natural Materials

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.


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Reinvented Pearls

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.


(Image credit: Getty Images/Victor Virgile)

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Big Chains

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.


(Image credit: Getty Images/Victor Virgile)

Next, read about the capsule wardrobe I'll be wearing this fall.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.