Summer’s biggest jewelry trend: colorful chunky jewelry. From bright colors and cheerful patterns to playful nail art, the season’s biggest fashion trends seem to symbolize our excitement as we step back out into the world this summer – and the same rings true for jewelry.
While delicate gold rings and necklaces have reigned supreme for years now, style stars have officially traded in their minimalistic jewelry for full-on maximalism. Think chunky chains, colorful acrylic, resin glitter, playful charms, and fun shapes à la your childhood.
If you’re someone who spends any amount of time on social media, then you’ve no doubt seen the wave of colorful accessories taking over. Instagram influencers and celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Dua Lipa are leading the charge, wearing colorful, chunky rings, layering beaded necklaces, and stacking bold bracelet combinations. Even anklets are making a comeback.
As a result, little-known labels like BonBonWhims, Éliou, and Mon Cher Moi have suddenly found themselves with a cult-like following and surge in sales.
It makes sense that statement jewelry has seen a resurgence since the pandemic – the kitchy pieces are truly a reaction to the times, providing a simple solution for the millions of women seeking a mood-boost through fashion. “I think people are starting to get sick of the dime-of-the-dozen minimal, chic gold jewelry and wanting something more exciting – especially during this trying time when everyone wants to remain positive and hopeful,” BonBonWhims founder and designer Clare Ngai told HypeBae back in March.
After a year of living in sweats, getting dressed is finally fun again – and nothing says fun quite like colorful arm candy and finger baubles. What’s also nice is the fact that, unlike loud maxi dresses and sheer shirts, you can customize this trend to suit your personal style. Really pile on pieces to make a statement or stick with one or two for something a little subtler. There are no rules when it comes to colorful, chunky jewelry, and whatever way you choose to wear the trend, it’s hard to miss (in a good way).
Ready to add some fun to wardrobe? From funky rings to charm bracelets and even a cheerful mask chain, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite colorful chunky jewelry pieces below. Scroll through and shop – or, at the least, allow these playful designs to inspire your reemergence into the world.
Shop the Colorful Chunky Jewelry Trend
Colorful Chunky Rings
BonBonWhims Glitter Lucky Charms ($45; bonbonwims.com)
Mon Cher Moi Signet Ring in Tangerine ($42; monchermoi.com)
Riice Daisy Ring in Pistachio ($40; ri-ice.com)
La Manso FLUODREAAAAM Ring ($84; lamanso.com)
Evry Jewels Bubblegum Ring ($40; evryjewels.com)
Colorful Chunky Necklaces
Sylvia Toledano Atlantis Necklace ($315; shopbop.com)
Bauble Bar Riva Necklace ($38; baublebar.com)
Steve Madden Chunky Color Chain Necklace with Enamel Heart Pendant ($30; macys.com)
Brinker & Eliza Shine On Necklace ($148; shopbop.com)
Bp. Heart Charm Imitation Pearl Necklace ($15; nordstrom.com)
ÉLIOU Keanu Necklace ($178; eliou.com)
Colorful Chunky Earrings
Bp. Geometric Statement Earrings ($12; nordstrom.com)
Ann Voyage Kalispell Earrings ($49; annvoyage.com)
Pina Jewels Acrylic Daisy and Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings ($105; modaoperandi.com)
Betsey Johnson Gummy Bear Drop Statement Earrings ($35; dillards.com)
Roxanne Assoulin Flower Power Set of Stud Earrings ($75; shopbop.com)
Colorful Chunky Bracelets
Roxanne Assoulin High Lite Set ($285; net-a-porter.com)
Resin Link Bracelet ($18; anthropologie.com)
Brinker & Eliza Shine On Bracelet ($128; shopbop.com)
Lauren Rubinski Proud Beaded Bracelet ($82; nordstrom.com)
Black Current Pop The Ella Charm Bracelet ($85; blackcurrentpop.com)
Colorful Chunky Anklets
Brinker & Eliza Starlet Anklet ($118; shopbop.com)
BP. Set of 3 Beaded Anklets ($10; nordstrom.com)
Colorful Chunky Mask Chain
Pretty Connected Dylan Kids + Adult Face Mask Chain Strap ($22; shop.prettyconnected.com)