6 New Necklace Trends the Fashion Crowd Is Embracing

Anna LaPlaca
·4-min read

As a jewellery aficionado, I'm never not in the mood to add a new piece to my collection and while my earrings and rings are near-permanent fixtures, necklaces are where I love to play around and experiment. If I'm wearing something low-key, I'll adorn it with a dainty chain while my power outfits call for something more statement-making. But no matter what, I'm never without a great necklace (or two or three, to be honest). And seeing as everyone else is thinking about dressing from the waist up thanks to Zoom life, I've been spotting a number of exciting new necklace trends already in 2021.

So what are the stunning necklaces you can expect to see more of this year? From extra-large link necklaces to throwback charm pendants, there are plenty I have my eye on right now. Here, see the six cool necklace trends the fashion set is embracing and shop my edit to update your jewellery collection.

Large Links

Another year, another chain link necklace. The fashion world can't get enough of these tough links (nor can I) and the latest iteration comes in an extra-large size that makes such a stylish statement.

Shop the trend:

Paco Rabanne XL Link Gold-Tone Necklace (£350)

& Other Stories Duo Tone Chunky Chain Necklace (£29)

Jennifer Fisher Double Large Essential Gold-Plated Necklace (£390)

Mango Multiple Chain Necklace (£6)

Lovely Lariats

I was surprised to see a resurgence of lariat necklaces lately because they're a style that hasn't been in the spotlight recently. But lo and behold, 2021 is the year lariats are getting a chic upgrade. Instead of the dainty chains of the past, these feature bold chains and pretty beads for a wholly fresh take.

Shop the trend:

Timeless Pearly Gold-Plated Mother-Of-Pearl Necklace (£300)

Éliou Coté Gold-Plated, Pearl and Bead Necklace (£170)

Mateo Diamond, Pearl & 14kt Gold Lariat Necklace (£635)

Timeless Pearly Pearl & Gold-Plated Lariat Necklace (£412)

New Nostalgia

Who doesn't love a good throwback trend? I don't know about you, but this array of kitschy beads featuring smiley faces, yin yangs, hearts, and fruit are bringing me back to the late '90s and early '00s era in the best ways possible.

Shop the trend:

Roxanne Assoulin Colour Therapy Set of Eight Enamel and Gold-Tone Bracelets (£125)

Roxanne Assoulin Fruit Stripe Set of Three Enamel and Gold-Plated Bracelets (£250)

Vivienne Westwood Leonela Gold-Tone Strawberry Necklace (£120)

Anni Lu Rock and Sea Beaded Bracelet (£110)

Heavenly Herringbone

I always keep several classic gold chains in my jewellery box as a simple addition to any look. Right now, it's these sophisticated herringbone chains that are grabbing my attention. They look just as good stacked or worn solo and, best of all, happen to look expensive no matter what you really spend on one.

Shop the trend:

Loren Stewart Herringbone Xl Gold Vermeil Necklace (£335)

Missoma 18kt Gold Vermeil Snake Chain Necklace (£185)

Daisy London X Estée Lalonde 18kt Gold-Plated Necklace (£90)

& Other Stories Simple Chain Necklace (£23)

Mad for Malachite

We've named malachite as an overarching jewellery trend to watch out for this year, but I'd like to point out the number of stunning necklaces, in particular, that feature the rich emerald-colored stone.

Shop the trend:

Missoma Gold Deconstructed Axiom Malachite Chain Necklace (£285)

Mateo 14-Karat Gold, Malachite and Diamond Necklace (£300)

Viltier + Net Sustain Magnetic Semi 18-Karat Gold, Diamond and Malachite Necklace (£2950)

Rosa De La Cruz Malachite Beaded Necklace (£945)

Charm School

Okay, one more throwback trend because I genuinely couldn't ignore this one. Charm necklaces (yep, remember those?) are all grown-up with a chic new look. Think gold chains with coordinating pearl, stone, and letter pendants. Mix and match these with your other gold chains for a pop of colour.

Shop the trend:

Alighieri The Remedy Chapter Ii Gold-Plated Pearl Necklace (£260)

Dinny Hall Gold Moon Charm With Inlaid Mother of Pearl Pendant (£250)

Apples & Figs 24k Vermeil Baroque Pearl Fish Charm Choker (£286)

Edge of Ember Green Onyx Charm Necklace (£105)

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2021.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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