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, just 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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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?).
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.
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.
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.
To quote Portlandia: "Put a bird on it."
Gucci (left), Moschino
Across the spring and fall 2020 runways, statement chokers popped up around models' necks. 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.
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 is strictly meant for humans.
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.
The brushed silver gives off an antique vibe similar to Gucci's runway take, but can totally work for an all day statement piece.
Pearls are everywhere right now for both ladies and men (see: ASAP Rocky). This choker looks great layered with other metal chains, which make it a little less prim and proper.
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.
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.
Unlike your gym lock, this is one you'll actually want to keep track of. It's the perfect dainty but eccentric accessory to draw attention to your outfits.
One of jewelry designer Marla Aaron's signature pieces 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.
These mini handcuffs are meant to hook two side-by-side piercings together. They'll make for a great conversation starter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'd to.
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.
A colorful ring works well on its own as a cocktail statement piece, or it can be playful in a strong stack.
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.
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.
Your simple white strap mules get a quick upgrade in style with a silver link chain. This shoe is edgy yet still approachable.
These flats have a built in metal bangle anklet, which is a beautiful juxtaposition to the crafty whipstitch detail.
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.
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.
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.
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.