Layers of delicate jewelry has been everywhere for a few seasons now, but that’s all about to change come spring 2020. Gone are the days of barely-there chains and thin metal rings—costume jewelry is here to take their place. Statement necklaces, big jeweled earrings, and chunky medallion bracelets are going to reign supreme this year, with a nod to the return of maximalism. Even gaudy belts and brooches are going to be making a return, based on the recent runways of Versace and Chanel.
This is a welcome change from the minimalist trends that have taken over in recent years and gives everyone a chance to have fun with fashion again. If you’re new to the costume jewelry trend, try pairing a bold medallion necklace with a simple white t-shirt and your favorite jeans. Or if you’re not intimidated by layers of big jewels, pair multiple costume pieces with a printed dress or leather pants for a look reminiscent of ’90s Versace. When the trend is costume jewelry, there’s really no such thing as too much.
Full Look: Dior
Photo: Sara Escudero
Earrings: Boohoo | Bag: Dior
Designers from all across the board are debuting cool, modern iterations of costume jewelry. Luxury brands like Dior and Gucci have chic gold and jeweled options right now, while cool newcomer brands like Alessandra Rich have been championing the costume jewelry trend for a few seasons already. Contemporary brands like Lili Claspe and 8 Other Reasons have fun styles at a more attainable price point for those that want to test out the trend without making a huge financial investment.
Matching Set: Alice McCall | Necklace: Rosana Bernardes | Bag: Chanel | Shoes: Tony Bianco
Photo: Leonie Hanne
Dress: Retrofête | Earrings: Alessandra Rich | Bag: Jimmy Choo
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