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FASHION TRENDS:

Chunky Jewelry

Chic weekly article by jessica harris, chunky jewelry fashion trends

By Jessica Lynn Harris

     Eighties fashions have made a comeback in the last five years. History is repeating itself, with daywear consisting of dance and acrobatic wear like footless tights and leg warmers, skinny jeans, slouchy, oversized t-shirts, ankle boots, and most recently chunky jewelry. 

 

    Stores such as H&M, New York & Company, Wet Seal, Claire’s, and Forever XXI stack their queues with the latest bling. And the desire for large jewelry is not limited to mainstream looks. My cousin Ashley, who, since middle school has taken to an alternative look (black clothing, chunky boots, tattoos, and various hair colors) asked Santa for “big obnoxious rings” this year. Lately it’s hard to find a dainty, one-charm necklace. Instead, today’s necklaces are waist-length, with multiple layers, often consisting of varied materials such as lace, pearls, chain, silk, gems, and charms (like oversized owls, hearts, or keys). Bangles are even making a comeback. 

   

    One of the oldest sayings in the book is “less is more.” Maybe such advice is hackneyed and exhausted, but I can’t entirely dismiss the adage. Some of fashion’s biggest icons, for example Audrey Hepburn, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Natalie Portman, ascribe to this minimalism. They’re known for simple, clean lines, unobtrusive jewelry, and ballet flats. It’s a time-honored look that never goes out. And yet, I can’t help being a fan of the outrageous, as well. Where would fashions be without Cher, Madonna, and Betsy Johnson?  

 

    So how does one combine a passion for the latest chunky “obnoxious” accoutrements while keeping bodily perspective in mind? Particularly for petite women, when wearing large jewelry, try paring it with simpler clothes: less prints, glitter, and volume. Instead, opt for a-line dresses and coats, monochromatic pallets, and neutral colors. 

 

    But all girls are not gamines. One of the best things about fashion is that a girl can make mistakes without hurting anyone, or ever having to pay for them. If you’re so inclined, why not dare to be just a bit ridiculous? The only thing you have to worry about if you take to wearing say, chunky jewelry, sparkly tops, leggings, and leg warmers is your future self cringing when looking through old photo albums or facebook images. Buy maybe not. Whatever it is, it will be back in twenty years.

 

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