As you may have already noticed, jewelry this season is all about making a statement. From loud, oversized necklaces to sharp-edged earrings, the trend toward tribal inspiration, with designs influenced by Native American, South American, and African aesthetics, is taking the accessory world by storm. These big, bold pieces fall into a variety of styles, from bohemian to punk, and are a great way to turn a plain outfit into a chic ensemble. Here’s a breakdown of some of the different elements of the tribal statement jewelry trend:
From collar necklaces to chain fringe earrings, the abundance of gold jewelry pieces is fit for an Aztec emperor. Many designs combine the metallic color with neon.
With simple triangles, squares, diamonds, and even unique cut-out patterns, geometric shapes with sharp corners add a polished sense of sleekness to any outfit. Perfect for a nighttime look.
Dangling crescent pendants and layers of triangles are popular examples of the tiered trend. These patterns are simple but bold.
Inspired by ancient armor and weaponry, many current jewelry motifs include spikes and shields. Evident in bib necklaces to oversized earrings, these sharp designs are especially edgy…literally.
The feather jewelry trend has been very popular in recent years, but it’s undergoing a bit of a transformation this season. Instead of traditional soft feathers, casted feather earrings in bronze, silver, and gold are all the rage.
Tribal-inspired pieces are a great way to add a little bit of color to an outfit. Prints echoing traditional Aztec and Mayan patterns have vibrant and intricate designs.
For the more daring fashionistas, body chain necklaces are revolutionizing the jewelry world. These pieces include neck to waist, neck to shoulder, and arm chains.
Caution: When wearing these statement pieces, try to make sure the rest of your jewelry is simple and understated, or you may end up looking like a Christmas tree.
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