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The Jewelry Trends You'll Wear With Your 2020 Outfits

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Design by Morgan McMullen

Every time we need to perk up our outfits, jewelry comes to the rescue. With the right chunky necklace or pair of sparkly statement earrings, your blazer/dress/sweater looks even more stylish. (Personally, I never leave the house without earrings on, even if it's just a simple pair of diamond studs.) And with all the spring/fall 2020 runway offerings, jewelry options are bound to be plentiful and fresh, like your favorite 2020 handbags or shoes. We've gone ahead and pinpointed the nine jewelry trends to know for the season—and even provided similar get-it-now options—so you don't have to wait a minute longer to shop. After all, your outfit is in need of new accessories.


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Animal Motif Jewelry

Balmain (left), Dior

Whether it was a giant scorpion collar at Balmain or the fish charms hanging off the necklaces at Dior, designers found some way to incorporate animals into their jewelry. The pieces looked whimsical and edgy—the adult upgrade from your childhood accessories. Elsewhere on the fall 2020 runways, Carolina Herrera had bird earrings while Erdem's silver earrings featured flamingos (or possibly storks?).

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Panther Head Ring
Alexis Bittar alexisbittar.com

This panther head comes with glistening crystal eyes to add to its splendor. Rock with your more minimalist rings to make this piece the center of attention on your fingers.

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Pavé Fish Bone Statement Earrings
J.Crew www.jcrew.com

Pescatarians, or anyone really, will love this prehistoric fish motif earring encrusted with sparkling pavé accents. You can even pair it with this matching fish bone bracelet.

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White Elephant Head Bracelet

Kenneth Jay Lane is the king of animal-inspired costume jewelry and this bracelet is a classic style of his. Layer with other gold bangles or heavy chain bracelets for a bold look. 

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Bird Earrings, Toffee
Mignonne Gavigan onekingslane.com

To quote Portlandia,"Put a bird on it."

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Statement Chokers

Gucci (left), Moschino

Across the spring and fall 2020 runways, statement chokers popped up around a model's neck. Gucci piled on two of the accessories while Jeremy Scott of Moschino included one in a larger set of layered necklaces. Other brands like Monse and The Blonds debuted buckle options. Look for extravagant chokers come autumn 2020 to wear with your v-neck sweaters and knitted cardigans. The theme for accessories, it seems, is go big or go home.

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Spike Choker Necklace
Coup De Coeur farfetch.com

Your usual look of delicately layered necklaces could use some edge. That's where this choker comes in. It reminds me of a fancy animal collar, but strictly meant for humans of course. 

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Scalloped Choker
Area shopbop.com

Rhinestones, colored or not, were big on the fall 2020 runways so why not incorporate this design into a choker? It will add something sparkly to your everyday ensembles. 

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West Choker
Dylan Lex dylanlex.com

The brushed silver gives off an antique vibe similar to Gucci's runway take, but can totally work for an all day statement piece.

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Monarch Pearl Choker Necklace
Fallon Jewelry fallonjewelry.com

Pearls are everywhere right now for both ladies and men (see ASAP Rocky). This choker looks great layered with other metal chains and make it's a little less prim and proper.

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Everyday Objects

Fendi (left), Monse

If you're wondering "are those pens?" on the ears of models at Fendi's fall 2020 runway show, the answer is yes. The look of everyday objects turned accessories was an unusually cool trend on the runways because it was one of the first things to catch our eyes. When your outfit needs that unexpected touch, earrings like these will ensure everyone gives your outfit a genuine compliment.

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Pin Drop Threader Earring Set
Anthropologie anthropologie.com

This looks like an ordinary pair of clothing pins but they're actually earrings! Once you're over that jarring fact, adorn your lobes with them.

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14k Single Gold Lock Earring
EF Collection shopbop.com

Unlike your gym locker or diary lock, this is one you will want to keep track of. It's the perfect dainty but eccentric accessory to draw attention to your outfits.

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Baby Lock Sterling Silver
Marla Aaron ylang23.com

One of jewelry designer Marla Aaron's signature piece is her carabiner-inspired baby lock. Add this to any existing necklace as a charm or link together chains or a long or layered look. 

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Short Chain Handcuff Clickers
Maria Tash nordstrom.com

These mini handcuffs are meant to hook two side-by-side piercings together. They'll make for a great conversation starter.

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Supersize Hoops

Proenza Schouler (left), Balenciaga

Give your dainty hoop earrings a break and invest in a large pair for 2020. The oversize style was spotted on the spring 2020 runways from designers like Carolina Herrera and Sies Marjan. Updated takes on the design include door-knocker styles like the Balenciaga ones and double hoops from Proenza Schouler. These hoops are all about standing out, not blending in.

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Lion Doorknocker Earrings
Natia x Lako farfetch.com

If you loved the Balenciaga door knocker earrings on the runway, here's a similar version from Natia x Lako. They're a powerful and charming accessory to your Monday through Friday outfits. 

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Gold-Tone Bamboo Hoop Earrings
Guess guess.com

Bamboo hoops have become so ubiquitous that they now hold their own as a jewelry staple. These from Guess are statement-making but won't break the bank.

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Colorful Stones

Ulla Johnson (left), Anna Sui

Spring tends to bring a renewed energy to our wardrobes. We shed our puffers and ankle boots for barely-there sandals and whispery cotton dresses. To welcome sunnier days and add some cheer to your look, opt for bright baubles in various hues. Colorful accessories were plentiful on the runways and designers weren't afraid to play with proportions.

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Mix It Up Drop Earrings
Stella & Dot nordstrom.com

These earrings were made to stand out and receive all the compliments from your coworkers. If they don't feel work-appropriate to you, however, save them for that upcoming wedding you've RSVP'ed to.

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Delphine Bracelet
MaryJane Claverol shopbop.com

A pop of color is always a welcome addition to any stack of layered bracelets. It also helps free up any rules if you have a thing about mixing metals.

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Sanibel Statement Ring
Bauble Bar baublebar.com

A colorful ring works really well on its own as a cocktail statement piece or can be really playful in a strong stack.

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Shoe Jewelry

Prabal Gurung (left), Oscar de la Renta

Jewelry isn't just for your wrists, ears, or neck anymore, as Bottega Veneta proved with its popular chain-adorned mesh pumps last season. For 2020, fashion houses like Oscar de la Renta and Zimmermann are continuing to honor this look by taking the liberty of adorning their own footwear with chains and other unexpected embellishments. Feeling crafty? DIY the style by looping a long chain around your ankles and through the strap of your sandals.

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Mesh Chain Leather Sandals
Bottega Veneta saksfifthavenue.com

You can go light on the jewelry up top when you slip into these Jacquemus sandals. The chain embellishment around the ankle will create enough intrigue to turn heads as you enter the room.

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Strappy Chain Slides
Stella Luna shopbop.com

Your simple white strap mules get a quick upgrade in style with a silver link chain. This shoe is edgy yet still approachable. 

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Black Whipstitch Anklet Ballerina Flats
Jil Sander ssense.com

These flats have a built in metal bangle anklet, which is a beautiful juxtaposition to the crafty whipstitch detail. 

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Chain-embellished leather slingback sandals
Porte & Paire net-a-porter.com

The delicate chain on the sides that adds just a glimmer of metallic shine, but doesn't distract from any other jewelry you might have on.

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Pearl Everything

Tory Burch (left), Burberry

I, for one, am glad pearls are here to stay for another season. For this year, expect to see designers create sculptural shapes out of this object in addition to embracing a pearl's more natural shape like the earrings spotted at Jason Wu. Whether you decide to go with faux or real pearl pieces, they all add a touch of femininity and timelessness to your outfits.

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Clip-On Earrings
Chanel chanel.com

I might just treat myself to these classy earrings for my birthday next month. The clip-on style is perfect for both pierced and non-pierced ears alike and gives off an air of sophistication and dressiness. 

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Heartbreak Necklace
Lizzie Fortunato shopbop.com

This necklace will easily be the center of attention in any outfit. Instead of wearing it solo, layer on some of your favorite thin gold chains to build an enviable necklace stack.

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Amiya Gold Cuff Bracelet in Pearl
Kendra Scott kendrascott.com

This layered cuff with double pearls is stylish enough to stand on its own or will look fabulous with whatever other bangles you may have to add.

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Caviar Gold-Plated Pearl Ring
Anissa Kermiche net-a-porter.com

This sweet little ring is a fab addition to a ring stack for the summer, but is timeless enough for the rest of the year.

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Chunky Chains

Zimmermann (left), Brandon Maxwell

Statement-making jewelry won't be hard to find this year thanks to the big chain energy. Oversize gold chokers and lucite necklaces ruled the necks of models at the spring and fall 2020 shows. If you're going out, opt for glittery silver links to dress up your outfit like the one spotted at Brandon Maxwell, above. The chunky chains, which comes in bracelet forms too, work equally as well for the office, when you need an easy style hack to dress up a sweater and jeans.

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Chunky Chain Choker
Misho matchesfashion.com

This silver-tone choker is edgy and cool, so you don't need to dress it up much. Style with a muted top to show off the power of this accessory. 

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Colleen Gold and Silver Bracelet
Chloé net-a-porter.com

Chloé girls will love the padlock and key charm details that mimic the label's "Aby" handbag. If you're not too keen on looping a giant chain around your neck, this lightweight bracelet is your intro into the chunky chain trend. 

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Déchainée Earrings
Annelise Michelson annelisemichelson.com

These super statement brass earrings come with a major "wow factor". They're clips so don't stress about the weight putting any pressure on a piercing. 

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The Chain Link Ring
Vanessa Mooney vanessamooney.com

Big chains can also come in little packages. This ring is classic enough to go with everything but can certainly hold its own when it comes to style. 

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Single Earrings

Valentino (left), Marni

Rocking a single earring isn't a completely new concept but the trend is still alive and well for another year. Fashion houses from the ones you see above to Tibi, JW Anderson, Fendi, and Oscar de la Renta all accessorized their ensembles with one large statement earring, proving this way of dressing is still fresh and relevant. If you've been hesitant to try this look in the past, maybe this is the year you conquer this trend. We believe in you.

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Crystal Fringed Single Earring

This crystal-embellished triangle stud with fringing is the piece that will glamour to your going-out ensemble. Debut it during the next birthday dinner you're invited to.

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Leather Belt-Buckle Single Earring
Loewe matchesfashion.com

To be honest, this buckle earring made me laugh and piqued my interest at the same time. (I've decided I love it and I want it.) If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind design to add to your jewelry collection, this baby's it. 

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