This season’s jewelry trends are all about dopamine dressing, the fashion trend that has taken over runways and social media.
The term dopamine dressing was coined by fashion psychologist Dr. Dawnn Karen, who created it to describe using fashion to boost your mood. According to Karen, the pandemic shifted the way people get dressed. Instead of dressing for external factors, people started dressing to make themselves happy, which has resulted in a boom of bold and colorful fashion trends.
The dopamine dressing trend can be seen in designer collections and on every social media platform. Daring, bright, and whimsical pieces are ruling fashion runways in New York, Paris, and Milan. The idea of dopamine dressing has swept TikTok, where the hashtag #dopaminedressing has over 40 million results.
Just like with this season’s clothes, this season’s jewelry trends lean into playful maximalism. When it comes to jewelry for winter 2022, the bigger and bolder, the better. We’re seeing exaggerated versions of styles that have been trending for the last year, like fringe earrings and unique pearl jewelry, alongside a crop of fresh new trends.
Wondering which new jewelry trends are set to rule the season and carry over into 2023? Find out as we share the top five jewelry trends of winter 2022.
Hearts aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. Heart-shaped jewelry was all over winter runways this year, adding whimsy to collections at Marni, Versace, and Chanel. Oversized heart charms and pendants were particularly popular, but delicate heart-shaped touches were also prevalent.
Flora and fauna are in for winter jewelry. We saw a range of oversized nature motifs from designers this year, including ornate butterfly collars at Dries Van Noten and playful cactus earrings from Bottega Veneta.
Floral motifs were especially dominant on runways this season. We spotted bold floral baubles at Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell, Miu Miu, Ulla Johnson, Saint Laurent, Loewe, Chanel, and Jil Sander.
Arguably the biggest jewelry trend for winter ‘22 is bold cuffs and bangles. It’s hard to overstate the dominance of this trend. We saw sculptural bangles at Loewe, arm cuffs at Louis Vuitton, silver bangles at Miu Miu, pastel bangles at Chanel, geometric bangles at Balmain, cuff bangles at Fendi, pink cuffs at Valentino, and giant bangle stacks at Saint Laurent–just to name a few.
A notable trend within this trend is silver bangles and cuffs. Silver jewelry has been ramping up in popularity for several years now and continues to gain steam. The rise of silver jewelry was particularly noticeable among this season’s metal bangles, as silver bangles were much more common than gold on winter ‘22 runways.
Ornate Cross Jewelry
Ornate cross jewelry is a celebrity-driven trend that can be attributed to the Kardashian-Jenners. When Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker tied the knot this year, several family members showed up in baroque cross jewelry. The family has continued to wear ornate, oversized cross jewelry ever since. Kim, in particular, is a huge fan of oversized cross pendants, which she has worn to numerous events this year.
1980s fashion influence is all over runways. The decade’s influence is especially noticeable on chain link jewelry, which has taken on a distinctly ‘80s silhouette. Chunky chain chokers and bracelets have gotten even bolder, and ‘80s-style geometric links are showing up on the drop earrings, oversized hoops, and rings.
There’s a lot to love about winter 2022’s dopamine-boosting jewelry trends. With such a wide variety of uniquely bold designs, there’s truly something for everyone. Whether you want to wear one bold piece or experiment with layering up for a maximalist effect, styling trending pieces has never been more fun.
If you’re on the hunt for a striking new piece that will elevate your jewelry box, explore our full selection. For styling advice or personalized recommendations, visit our showroom in Beverly Hills or send us a message. Our jewelry experts are always here to help you style your pieces to perfection.