6 Jewelry Trends I'm Buying to Make My Outfits Look Expensive


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There are a number of ways to fake an expensive wardrobe, and jewelry is quite possibly the number one thing that can make a world of difference in your outfits. No matter what you're wearing, add the right pieces of jewelry and suddenly your outfit appears much more thought-out—and expensive-looking—than maybe it really is. Even something as simple as jeans and a tee are taken up a notch when the rings, necklaces, and earrings are added to the mix.

Yep, jewelry is the key to accessorizing, but it's not all made equal. I always make an effort to shop for expensive-looking jewelry staples that will last me for years, and I've recently landed on six overarching jewelry trends that are transforming all my outfits. Whether it's a chain-link necklace I'm adding to my necklace stack or an update to the gold hoops I wear every day already, I'm sharing the six winter jewelry trends that lend a luxe look to all my outfits. Keep reading to see how I'm wearing each and then shop my picks within each trend.

Big Chains


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Wearing Lili Claspe Lara Link Lariat Necklace ($115)

Chain-link necklaces are trending hard right now, so chances are they're already on your radar. If not, they should be. I've been wearing one (or a few) pretty much every day this fall, and I definitely think they lend an expensive-looking touch to whatever I wear them with, be it layered over a turtleneck or simply with jeans and a blazer.

Oversize Rings


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Wearing Alex Jewelry Studio Pebble Rings I and II ($165 each).

I'm not normally a ring person, but I love the way that a stack of chunky rings looks. Their sculptural shape immediately adds something luxurious to my outfit.

Unconventional Hoops


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Wearing Mejuri's Croissant Dome Earrings ($65).

I wear gold hoops every single day, so I recently upgraded from a plain pair to this fun twisted version. The texture and shape offer a little something special—and they never fail to earn me compliments.

Herringbone Necklaces


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I used to be a huge fan of the dainty necklace stack, but more recently, I've pared back how many necklaces I wear on a given day. Lately, I've been reaching for fewer, more substantial pieces, one of which is a flat herringbone chain, which catches the light so well and adds an elevated feel to whatever else I'm wearing.

Chain Belts


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Wearing a vintage Chanel belt via The RealReal.

Okay, so this one could be categorized as more of an accessory than a piece of jewelry, but I'm still mentioning it here because it's a favorite of mine. Whether it's styled over a blazer, dress, pants, or really any other outfit, it never fails to add a dose of glamour.


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Wearing a vintage belt.

Pearl Anklets


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Wearing Briwok Chloe Anklet ($65).

If you thought anklets were only for warm weather, think again. This summery jewelry trend can (and should) make a cameo this time of year. Take a cue from the F/W 19 runways and layer it over tights or follow my lead and wear one over socks.

Next up: The comfortable (and cute) shoe brands I always recommend to my friends.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.