Spring / Summer 2016 Jewelry Trends

in Inspiration on January 27, 2016 . 2 Comments.

Looking to update your jewelry collection with some new pieces that are right on trend for spring and summer 2016? In this post, we’re covering some of the latest jewelry trends found on the catwalks. Look out for replications of these on the high street (or better still, make your own versions)!

Metal body jewelry

There’s a definitive industrial or post-apocalyptic type look and feel to some of the jewelry trends that we’re seeing for spring/summer 2016. Examples are thick and chunky chains, burnished metals and even small pieces of hardware set within necklaces or bracelets.

In terms of body jewelry, trends seem to have progressed from shoulder jewelry last year to chains that cross over the torso this year (see top middle picture from the Alexander McQueen collection). We’ve seen these in both delicate and very dramatic forms.

Statement earrings

The trend for earrings this season seems to be all about color. Big or long, bold and bright, earrings are making a statement in all colors of the rainbow! Take a look at those tropical red and yellow earrings by Dolce & Gabanna in the top picture (right).


Hair decorations are definitely in for spring and summer, ranging from sparkly or gilded tiaras, right through to simple or sporty looking headbands and bandanas. The sparkly tiara in the top picture (left) is by Louis Vuitton.

Mineral or Stones

A trend for statement necklaces for 2016 is based around raw stones and minerals. A large mineral slice necklace was the stand-out accessory from the Hermès collection, while layered pebble and chain necklaces from Giambattista Valli (pictured bottom left in the image below) was also spotlighted on the catwalks.

Collarbone Necklaces

The collarbone necklace is the new choker this season! It sits somewhere below where a choker would usually rest and above the standard neckline.

Chokers are still a major fashion icon though, especially when it comes to fabrics. Silk scarves worn closely around the neck in particular seem to be a trend to follow this season.

Wear fabric chokers wide and layer with another necklace - see the Christian Dior scarf choker (top right in the image below). In addition, long layered necklaces are still fashionable this year.


Last year, we witnessed the trend of layered bracelets. In 2016 however, the trend has moved on a little to be more about the bangle – and the single bangle at that.

Single bangles that incorporate some kind of focal charm like gemstones or tassels are set to be popular (see the Calvin Klein bangle, bottom right of the image below). But don’t worry if you prefer to layer your bracelets. There are still plenty of examples on the catwalks for us to know that the layering trend is going to be around for a while longer!

We hope you enjoyed this post about up and coming jewelry trends for spring and summer 2016. Please take a minute to share this with your social media followers!

Image sources: Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.

Last update: February 12, 2016


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