I Have Proof: This Is the Everyday Jewelry French People Wear


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The French fashion crowd is notorious for their effortlessly cool style and their easy (yet edgy) everyday jewelry is a perfect example. Carefree yet intentional layering and a mixture of gemstones, metals, and kitschy pieces make up their aesthetic.

For inspiration, I turned to seven of my favorite French fashion follows to draw the top jewelry trends they're loving now. Whether it be a chunky gold chain necklace or a playful stack of gemstone signet rings, the blueprint is below for their elegant yet "tossed-on" look. Shop the chicest bijoux on the market for each trend to get the look.

Layering Necklaces


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The perfect stack of kitschy yet classic necklaces exemplifies effortless style. A mixture of metals, motifs, chains, and beads makes an immediate yet easy statement. 

Chunky Chains


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Bulky, gold chain has a very luxe Parisian opulence to it. Use a combination of solid chain necklaces and bracelets to elevate a minimal ensemble.

Collar Necklaces


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The simple structural nature of a collar necklace makes it a contemporary yet still minimal piece. This modern ease is exemplified in French style. 

Bold Silver


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Silver is definitely having its moment in jewelry right now, becoming synonymous with modern, cool style. Substantial silhouettes with contemporary details constitute this bold trend. 

Dome Rings


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French women seamlessly integrate vintage trends into their everyday while making them feel modern, and chunky dome rings are the perfect example. Textural details and large silhouettes make these statement rings.



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Some version of a personalized nameplates can be seen on almost every fashion person. Pearl strands, playful fonts, and distinct chains upgrade this growing trend.

Gemstone Rings


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A stack of colorful gemstone rings is an elevated but fun way to add color to your everyday jewelry. The combination of opulent gold and rich jewel tones makes this trend very chic.

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Freelance Fashion and Accessories Editor

Copelyn is a freelance fashion and accessory editor. She formerly worked for Who What Wear as an associate shopping editor and is based in New York City. She writes about fashion and accessory trends in addition to creating original content. Before her time at Who What Wear, Copelyn was at Bustle Digital Group, working on the accessory market for cover shoots and fashion features across Nylon, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Romper, and Elite Daily. Copelyn also previously worked at InStyle and Cosmopolitan in the fashion and accessory departments on shopping and fashion market. Copelyn has a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Copelyn freelances in graphic and web design in the fashion-and-lifestyle space. She also loves to upcycle clothing and home décor as well as collect an embarrassing number of colorful sneakers and experiment with her hair color.