Gone are the days when jewelry had specific instructions for wearing them. With style evolving so much, jewelry has been an essential part of that evolution and it has broken through the general norms of how it can be worn.
More than just an accessory, jewelry captures the period in which it was curated, the time it was worn, and the occasion it was worn at. It is an eternal store of value, it must be like the James Bond movie, Diamonds are Forever. It’s no wonder even royalty passes on jewelry from one generation to the other and it carries great significance.
Putting on a piece of jewelry automatically elevates an outfit and helps to make a statement. An excerpt will be from the Malcolm and Marie star Zendaya, whose custom Valentino Oscar outfit, though simple, was widely remembered as one of the best at the Oscars. The actress took Rihanna’s ‘shine bright like a diamond’ quite literally and was draped in about 183 karats of Bulgari jewelry.
Gwyneth Paltrow, who might have gone a little bit far, posing with nothing on but the chain choker jewelry from her brand, still tells a story of how that single piece made her a lot less naked than if it wasn’t there. That’s the power of putting on jewelry.
There are now a lot more ‘dos’ than ‘don’ts’ when it comes to spicing your outfit with jewelry. The idea of matching earrings has become a myth, and it’s now fashionable to wear contrasting ones whether, in color or size, the idea is to stand out. Since getting extra piercings has become popular, there’s really no need to try matching your earrings. The more a piece of jewelry stands out, the bigger the fashion statement.
If you’re a fan of arm jewelry like bangles and bracelets, putting up a good number of them for that metal clanking sound when you stroll into a place, will have you as the center of attention.
Overlapping necklaces as well is now trendy, but it’s always important to know when to stop. Having neckpieces of diverse length are best for this fashion style.
One of the jewelry trends that found life once again in 2021 is pearls. Once again, as with earrings, throwing away the idea of matching them to wear is exactly what the spring 2021 runways displayed. The pearls are now hung on chains and bracelets, gold and silver, giving it more presence.
Clearly, the talk has been all about wearing a variety of earrings, but it is also trendy to wear just one earring on one ear or a certain number in one ear too. Nose rings and tongue rings as well are acceptable jewelry trends in 2021.
Some high fashion costumes now choose to drape the outfit itself in the crystals and also do the same to the purses, bags, and shoes, like the Saint Laurent boots that were covered in Swarovski crystals at the fashion runways this year. Rihanna definitely couldn’t resist the boots as she immediately copped them and added them to her collection.