When Tom Ford got to work on his new Fall collection, he had a few characteristics in mind. “Fierce, powerful, and badass are words that resonated me this season,” he told Daily Front Row. “I mean, who doesn’t want to be a badass? Especially after being trapped at home for a year.” And being trapped at home is, indeed, all that's been on anyone’s mind. As we swapped our fabulous dresses and trousers for sweats and thick socks, our jewelry stayed locked away. This was reflected in the Fall collections, where jewelry wasn’t flaunted ostentatiously as it has been in seasons past.
While the pandemic will undoubtedly have a lasting effect on the fashion industry for the next few seasons (you can retire your stilettos until 2022), designers brought life back into the few jewelry bits that were shown in the collections. Earrings that you can party the night away in and small eclectic charms were some of the styles that graced the runway. All came with an implicit PSA: Don’t underestimate the power of a good jewel. Whether small and minimal, or XL and art deco, a bit of glamour will ward off lackluster energy.
Charms aren't reserved for your wrist. This season, we saw iterations in the form of rings and necklaces. Try one of these eclectic yet subtle styles—you'll be charmed.
What's more charming than a personalized anklet with your name or that of a loved one?
When two jewelry designers collab, the results are amazing—as proven with this charm necklace from Serendipitous Project and Ariel Kellogg.
This Gucci ring will jingle and jangle with every flick of the wrist, and people won't be able to keep their eyes off it.
Make others take a second look in these show-stopping styles. This style from Tom Ford is made from a mix of mirrors, gold, and broken glass.
You won't need much else with this brilliant pair from Area. Style with an LBD and voilà—you're good to go.
For an ethereal take on this trend, try this gold leaf style that's inspired by cascading foliage.
These rich and vibrant stones make for a standout look no matter the color of the outfit you pair it with.
A piece you never thought you needed: animal motif jewelry. These light-hearted styles will surely lighten the mood.
This fish earring (sold as a single or a pair) is a statement that's classic enough to wear casually or for cocktails.
Animals are a common accent bead in Don't Let Disco's array of whimsical beaded offerings. We love this mix of hearts and bunnies!
These butterfly earrings are so timeless, you'll wear them long beyond this fall.
Sometimes, less is more. A single earring will add an edgy elegance to your look.
This single earring from Johnny Nelson is available in gold, sterling silver, and white gold.
A two-tone earring from Lee Brevard that won't break the bank.
This spiked style from Maria Tash is surprisingly subtle.