2022 Bracelet Trends: More is More?
2022 Bracelet Trends
Clothing trends went comfy and casual with wardrobes taking a back seat over the last few seasons. This meant that accessories claimed center stage and they’re not relinquishing their role anytime soon. Whether necklaces, earrings, rings or bracelets, more has definitely been more and it’s staying that way this new year. When it comes to bracelets in particular, the more arm candy, the more strikingly spectacular the look. Here are some of the top bracelet trends to get your hands on (or should we say through?) this year.
Charm bracelets are more than just charming. They can hold special meaning and have significant milestone and memories attached to them. Letters of the alphabet, zodiac signs, national landmarks, animals, and flowers are just some of the most popular charms. This year, make a literal fashion statement with a single charm or multiple charms attached to your chain or beaded bracelet. Take a cue from the Duchess of Cambridge whose charm bracelet is not just on trend but is a staple of her jewelry collection.
Forget the classic chain bracelets of the past. Today’s chain bracelets are far more striking and come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small and dainty to chunky and oversized. While you can wear a single chain bracelet a la Kendall Jenner, don’t limit yourself to just one. Wear a cable style, an oval link, a modern paperclip shape, a figaro style, and a rollo design chain all at once. Have fun and combine different shapes and sizes, stacking a variety of styles to create a look that’s not only modern but very on trend – just ask Hailey Bieber.
The tennis bracelet is another classic style that’s particularly huge right now and certainly not limited to the tennis court. Like the chain bracelet, today’s tennis bracelets come in diamonds and other stones of different shapes and sizes. In some cases, they no longer even stick to the standard symmetrical style but feature a gradation of stone sizes, making for a fun and unexpected design. Wear it alone, pair it with another tennis bracelet or combine it with any other bracelet that you feel like wearing for a contrasting and contemporary look. Everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Zendaya to Victoria Beckham to Nicola Peltz are a fan of this style.
Beaded bracelets are back. Or perhaps they never actually went away? Either way, the famous buddha beads of the past are once again taking up major real estate on the arms of some of today’s best dressed celebrities, including Bella Hadid. Whether made of plastic, stone or crystal, colored beaded bracelets are perfect to slip onto your wrist this year.
Multicolored Layered Bracelets
Bracelet trends aren’t just about what style of bracelet you put on, it’s also about how you wear them. In 2022, it’s all about mixing and matching colors and stacking all sorts of styles. Forget wearing just all gold, all silver or all rose gold at a time. A rainbow of bracelets is the way to go. Wear your gold bangle with your silver chain bracelet, alongside your bright beads, multi-colored braided bracelets and wrap around cord bracelets. There are no rules. In fact, as Gigi Hadid and Mandy Moore prove, the bright and bolder, the better.