6 Jewelry Trends That Are Surging for 2022

As fashion editors, it's our job to talk about all the things that are reigning amongst the fashion set. Today's topic: jewelry trends. Jewelry items tend to last longer than clothing since they can be worn more often than your clothes, but certain styles still tend to be more popular than others. It's been a minute since designers previewed their 2022 collections, so I decided to give myself (and you) a refresh on the jewelry items that came down the runways. There were a lot of unique jewelry items, from Prada arm cuffs to Paco Rabanne body chains, that acted as the perfect touch to each model's look.

After sifting through what seemed like thousands of images, I gathered six reoccurring trends that I know will pique your interest. If I have to summarize the overall theme for the jewelry of the next season, it's pieces that make a statement. Whether it's a belly chain or an arm cuff, there are a lot more options than just your average earring or necklace in the new year.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Tory Burch; Prada)

Instead of your average bracelets, bicep bands were spotted quite a bit on the runways. Prada's styling choice—layered over a sweater—was a personal favorite of mine. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Versace; Isabel Marant)

The hoop earrings that came down the runways were larger than life, but the hoop shape trickled into the necklaces this season, too.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Maryam Nasir Zadeh; Anna Sui)

Here at WWW, we talked about belly chains in the summer, and they're only getting bigger. Jewelry isn't just for the ears, hands, and wrists anymore.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Giambattista Valli; Markarian)

The holiday season always brings dramatic earrings into the market, but the runways predict that the trend is only going to grow in 2022.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Paco Rabanne; Saint Laurent; Balmain)

Gold jewelry is a staple for the fashion set, but the chain link was many designers' style of choice. 


(Image credit: Courtesy of Moschino)

Did you think the Y2K trend was going somewhere? While it may not be as vivid or bright as it was when it first started trending, many brands have brought the aesthetic to more refined pieces.

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.