Necklaces can add value to your outfit instantly, finishing a look and adding some flair to a basic ensemble. This year, there are some great necklace trends to consider, many of which have been around for some time. The good news is that if you may already have some necklaces in your apparel from last season that will perhaps work just as well this year.
Some of our favorite jewelry trends for this year come in the form of necklaces. These popular necklace styles are suitable for any season and will take you all the way from spring through winter.
One of the most significant overall trends we are seeing continue into this year is layering. From simple staggered pendants to multiple messy layers, it’s the more, the merrier when it comes to necklaces. In terms of trending metals, we are seeing everything from a resurgence of yellow gold to the tried-and-true white gold and sterling silver. Rose gold has also continued its popularity from previous years. Scroll on for our top trending necklace picks for this year.
Whether it’s a simple diamond pendant or a sparkly tennis necklace, diamond necklaces are the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to any ensemble. While they are an investment, diamond necklaces never go out of style and can be passed down through generations.
The long pendant necklace has been around for quite a few holiday seasons now and will continue this year too. Pendants are great for any outfit when you just want to add a little flair to something like a sweater and jeans outfit, and they also look great when worn with a basic dress. There are boundless varieties of pendant necklaces in stores right now, from eye-catching exclusive styles to modest, delicate ones.
Statement necklaces got their name for a reason. These flashy, bold and often chunky necklaces add outstanding style to any outfit and actually grab instant attention. Not sure how to wear one? Try keeping the rest of your outfit as simple as possible and make your necklace make its statement alone.
Disc pendants and medallion necklaces make for an effortless yet pulled-together look and are great for layering.
From slender paperclip styles to chunky chains, link necklaces continue to be the “it” accessory for 2021.
Layered necklaces give an ensemble a creative and artistic look while being stylish at the same time. There are two ways to do necklace layering. The first is to take some of your own necklaces and layer them together to make an eclectic look with different sizes and shapes of necklaces. Otherwise, you can also look for layered necklaces sold online and in stores. The chains that make up layered necklaces are of different lengths. The beauty of this is that the layers can fill in more uncluttered necklines and add plenty of look to an outfit.
Charm necklaces are back and more stylish than ever. Sentimental jewelry is always in style, and charms are the perfect way to express yourself. Tell your own story with unique tokens and gemstones that symbolize your passions and hobbies.
Chokers were famous in the 90s, and with the revival of this decade in fashion, they are back again. It looks best when the space around the neckline is open and clean. A deep plummeting neckline or a sharp V-neck will be a great background for a choker. If you have a shorter neck, avoid chokers and if you are still planning to wear it, choose finer ones that don’t take up too much space. It naturally looks great on people with long, elegant necks.
The pearl trend is going strong into 2021. From classic to modern, jewelry designers are continuing to come up with new and different ways to incorporate pearls into their jewelry designs. Look for pearl necklaces that feature pearls with unique shapes and colors, as well as shiny metal accents.
With toggle necklaces, the clasp is worn at the front and pulls double duty—helping to secure the necklace as well as offering a decorative element to the piece. We love the substantiality and functionality a toggle brings to the look of a necklace.
Chunky Chain Necklaces
Chunky chain necklaces are enduringly popular this season. Normally they are shorter as compared to others, they are somewhat similar to layered necklaces, having different metals, colors, thickness, and materials. Being on the shorter side, these necklaces look great with open necklines but can also be added to a turtleneck sweater or over a button-down shirt for a fashionable finish.
Station necklaces offer endless versatility when it comes to styling as they can be wrapped around the neck several times or layered with other necklaces. Often featuring delicate designs, these necklaces can be found in a variety of materials, with diamond station necklaces being the most popular.
Locket necklaces have been around for centuries, and we love the sentimental nature of wearing photos of the ones you love close to your heart.
Pick the right necklaces for your body and style at the right prices With all the different necklaces out there in the stores, it can be daunting to choose the right styles for you. Picking something that is trendy doesn’t mean you should wear it. Firstly, look if the necklace style is right for your body. For example, if you have a short neck, short necklaces may make your neck look shorter. Necklaces are a great way to revive the existing clothes in your wardrobe and to make them look new. To get the most out of the hot necklaces this Christmas, try a few of the trends listed and see how having these items will change up what you already own.