If you are in the market for a new look, accessorizing with different jewelry is a great way to change things up without breaking the bank.
Necklaces are easily one of the most versatile types of jewelry that come in a wide variety of options for all different occasions – from the sleek and subtle to the absolutely outrageous. You can find a unique necklace to pair with any mood, style, or outfit.
Want to get some new bling to display around your neck but don’t know where to start looking?
Here are some suggestions for current designer necklace trends you may want to try:
Pet charm necklaces
No longer will you have to pull out your phone to show off your pet; your furry companion can now be a fashion accessory (and you won’t even have to carry your animal around in your purse). You can design a personalized pet charm necklace to feature your animal friend (or friends, if you have a whole menagerie) as a charming pendant.
Cat, dog, parrot, lizard, tamed raccoon – any pet can be an adorable trinket!
Tired of hearing that lame old pick up line, “What’s your sign?”
You won’t even have to answer; just point to the zodiac sign charm necklace you are wearing and get right back to your conversation with your friends.
You don’t need to be an expert in astrology to rock this accessory. There are zodiac charms for every sign under the sun (and moon and stars) from Aquarius to Capricorn.
One of the cutest and most elegant necklace trends to emerge of late is the bar necklace.
Simple, stylish, customizable, and universally flattering with any outfit, the bar necklace is the perfect solution if you want to design your own bling with a personalized flair that still has a sleek and sophisticated look.
Customize a bar necklace with your name, birthday, initials, or favorite catch phrase. You can choose to wear bar necklace pendants independently or rock several at the same time to make a real statement.
Flower power necklaces
No need to hit the florist or the garden to find a fancy, flowery accessory. Flower power necklaces are beautifully intricate and feminine. You can find floral design necklaces in straightforward metallic shades or opt for more elaborate, bejeweled versions in all colors of the forest. Wear a single flower pendant or try the wildflower effect by donning multiple pendants at once.
Hello, 1992 – look who is making a comeback! Friendship necklaces are back in a big way. You can opt to go old school with interlocking, matching heart or puzzle piece pendants, or you and your bestie can try a fresher style that compliments your unique tastes while still putting your friendship on display to the world.
If you can’t decide which buddy to share the bonds of bling with, there are now friendship necklace options that allow you to include as many people as you would like.
Another vintage trend that is having a fashion rebirth is the cameo necklace. Cameo necklaces automatically add an air of class to any outfit and work well with styles both casual and upscale.
Check local thrift stores and consignment shops to find yourself a unique treasure from another time that is still so now.
One of the most distinct jewelry accessories is the choker necklace. Classic yet daring, there is a choker for every style. Punk, grunge, cocktail, high fashion, club wear – you name it, and there is a choker that goes perfectly with your chosen aesthetic.
Wear a choker on its own, or try doubling it up with a longer necklace for contrast.
These are not your children’s summer camp art class projects. There is a whole range of fun, funky beaded necklaces for adults, teens, and kids.
From tiny little beads no bigger than a pen point to humongous orbs the size of your hand, there are infinite ways to wear a beaded necklace. Purchase a beaded necklace that is pre-made, or unlock your inner jeweler and hit the craft story to do it yourself.
Locket necklaces are another trend from a bygone era that has earned another well-deserved spot on the hip list of today.
Not only are they by and large elegantly designed for the perfect balance of class and fun, but the added bonus of being able to include a secret personalized touch inside – be it a picture of a loved one or a beloved quote – makes locket necklaces an ideal accessory for any age.
Whether you are looking for a jewelry accessory that makes you stand out in the crowd or an understated piece to subtly highlight your look, there are so many wonderful options to choose from in the necklace trends of now. Start your search and treat yourself!