Jewelry lovers can attest that the power of jewelry is palpable, from symbolism to life milestones; A piece of jewelry—both standout and understated—can speak louder than words. While jewelry doesn't traditionally have the same seasonality as the latest handbag trends and shoe trends, gemstones and finishes come in and out of vogue. No look was complete on the fall 2022 runways (opens in new tab) without a personalized touch via accouterments like bangles, pearl necklaces, and flower power rings. Finding just the right amount of sparkle often comes down to personal preference— from bold chain-link necklaces to sleek layered stacks of bangles, here are the trends that will pepper the jewelry sphere and jewelry boxes for the fall 2022 season.
The Charmed Life
From bauble bracelets at Ulla Johnson to miniature-sized purses clipped onto clothes at Fendi, these charms of all shapes and sizes can serve as symbols of protection and keepsakes for good luck.
Brigade of Bangles
Bangles are the bracelet of choice for fall, ranging from au natural to edgy. Stack yours in a layer à la Saint Laurent, or let a standout piece in silver or gold become the leading accessory.
For inspiration, look at Chloé and Off-White's fall runways, framing faces with oversized chain link necklaces that made a statement without overpowering.
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls don't have to read precious. With designers reimagining pearls as '90s chokers and oversized stud earrings, the timeless gem has a Gen Z appeal.
Pre-dating jewelry, women wore flowers as accessories. Equal parts delicate and quirky, a range of fully bloomed florals were a mainstay on the fall runways at designers like Ulla Johnson, Saint Laurent, and Brandon Maxwell.
Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.