7 Jewelry Trends That Are Surging in L.A. Right Now


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Just like many of you took a break from wearing makeup during the last year and a half, I took a hiatus from wearing jewelry. I just didn't see the point in busting out my favorite rings, earrings, and necklaces when I'm working from home and nobody could see them, and they felt too fussy to wear with my WFH sweatpants. Now, however, I'm ready to rekindle my love for jewelry as a fun, mood-enhancing accessory that always feels so personal. 

Below, I rounded up seven jewelry trends I've been spotting in Los Angeles specifically, although these pieces can truly be worn anywhere in the world. Some trends are more maximalist while others will appeal to more subtle dressers, but I guarantee you'll find something you love. 

1. Colorful, Chunky Rings


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This trend is just so fun. The more the merrier, so don't be afraid to pile on lots of chunky, colorful rings to make a statement. Bonus points for a coordinating manicure. 


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2. Nameplate Necklaces and Rings


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Say my name. Emily Ratajkowski, pictured above, went all-in on the nameplate trend and wore one necklace with her son's name and one inscribed with the word "mama." How cute is that? 


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3. Logo Jewelry


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4. Rhinestone Fringe Earrings


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As you slowly re-enter the going-out scene, consider trying a pair of rhinestone fringe earrings. They'll look perfect with your favorite LBD for a night on the town. 

5. Delicate Gold Layered Necklaces


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Dainty, delicate layered necklaces are so classic. They'll instantly elevate your outfit without drawing attention away from your fantastic new blouse or dress. 

6. Anklets


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The anklets you wore in middle school have some serious staying power. You can wear them with anything from sneakers to heels (or, you know, Gucci clogs).

7. Beaded Necklaces


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Beaded necklaces are the gift that keeps on giving. The trend has been popular for quite some time but it shows no signs of slowing down—particularly thanks to the resurgence of Y2K trends as of late. Copy Emily Ratajkowski and play up the colorful vibe with a printed swimsuit. 

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Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.