From oversized hoops to chunky chains, you don’t have to wait to wear SS20’s show-stopping bling
Working from home attire has pushed statement earrings and look-at-me adornments to the back of the jewellery box — but, with virtual meetings and video calls still on the agenda, it’s time to add some bling to chic waist-up dressing.
An easy way to elevate your home office look, the new season’s technicolour toned jewels and sculptural shapes inject a touch of refinement to a plain blouse or tee-shirt. While layered necklaces and heavy chains draw attention away from bare-faced beauty. If you’re missing the beach, opt for pearly orbs and shells that give a subtle nod to summer days on the shoreline. Here are the SS20 jewellery trends to note for future Zoom meetings and virtual parties…
SS20 jewellery embraced an explosion of colour with rocks in every shade of the spectru; from bright beaded floral designs at Ulla Johnson and glittering gemstones at Brandon Maxwell to the mismatched rainbow at Marc Jacobs. Accessorising in glorious technicolour is sure to brighten up your day.
Hoop earrings never really left the fashion arena, but this season, huge hoops are de rigueur. Proenza Schouler sent acrop of power hoops down its runway – thick, gold, and double-hooped for extra impact – while designers like Oscar de laRenta explored the oversized look using unexpected materials.
BACK TO NATURE
Jewellery doesn’t need to be made of diamonds to be precious. Stunning shell parures at Prada, wooden brooches at Miu Miu,and festival-perfect raffia necklaces at Simone Rocha madefor a natural selection that elevated the most humble materialsinto highly desirable, high-fashion pieces.
Chains got bigger and bigger when it came to SS20 jewellery, with chunky links being seen all over, from giant sparkling versions at Brandon Maxwell to layered beaded styles at Zimmermann. Perfect for updatingyour current wardrobe, go as bold as you dare in classic metallics or contemporary resins.
Earrings go solo this season, dominating the runways everywhere from Prabal Gurung to Marc Jacobs. The key to nailing a super- sized look? Go for an earring that’s statement-making enough to stand out on its own, but with a less-is-more design that highlights your lobes without overtaking your face.