It’s natural to concentrate on clothes when looking at new trends, but just switching your accessories can instantly elevate your existing or new outfits. Take a look at the accessories trends 2022 below and see if they could suit your style.

accessories trends 2022

Among the accessories trends 2022, you’ll find statement jewelry, classics given a modern twist, bright colors, big belts and matchy matchy styles.

Sculptural jewelry

Accessories trends 2022 - Sculptural jewelry | 40plusstyle.com

Louis Vuitton – LoeweStella McCartney

Let’s start with modern, scuptural jewelry. Adding a chunky piece of contemporary jewelry, whether it’s a necklace or bracelet can instantly give your outfit a modern edge. You could add to your favorite white shirt or little black dress.

Big earrings

Accessories trends 2022 - Big earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Ralph LaurenValentinoDolce & Gabbana

While you are unlikely to want to wear big earrings everday as they can be uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time, for a special occasion, a pair of dangly earrings can make a real impact.

Single earrings

Accessories trends 2022 - Single earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Givenchy – Ulla Johnson – Versace

Asymmetry can add interest to any outfit. You can get asymmetrical style with the way your hemlines fall, your buttons or with twists or ruching on your clothing. Or, you can add asymmetry with your accessories. You could wear one earring, as showcased on the designer catwalks above, or if you’re worried that will look as if you’ve just lost an earring, you could wear one longer earring and one stud.

Ear cuffs

Accessories trends 2022 - Ear cuffs | 40plusstyle.com

Dolce & GabbanaGivenchyGivenchy

To add a little edge to your outfits or to suit your style if you have a rock chick or urban style personality, you could try an earcuff as well as, or instead of, your usual earrings.

Lots of rings

Accessories trends 2022 -Lots of rings | 40plusstyle.com

Balmain – Sacai – Saint Laurent

Do you usually wear rings? If not, now could be the time to start. Or, if you do, perhaps you want to add a few more. Wear rings on every finger, or wear more than one on each finger to get this season’s trend.

hoops

Accessories trends 2022 - Hoops | 40plusstyle.com

ChloéGivenchyValentino

Hoop earrings are a classic style that won’t date. Choose any size of hoop and any color. All are on trend for winter and fall. You could choose classic gold hoops as shown at Chloe (above, left) or match your hoops with your outfit like Valentino (above, right).

Modern pearls

Modern pearls | 40plusstyle.com

Givenchy – Erdem – Versace

Pearls have been worn as jewlery for millennia so you can be sure they won’t date. Designers gave pearls a modern take for this season by styling them as chokers.

Chokers

Chokers | 40plusstyle.com

Salvatore Ferragamo – Balmain – Hermès

Chokers can be one of those love-them-or-hate-them items of jewelry to wear. If your neck is one of the parts of your body you love, a choker can help to show off a long, slimline neck as well as drawing attention up to your face.

open Chokers

Open chokers | 40plusstyle.com

Stella McCartneyVersaceTory Burch

If a choker perhaps makes you feel a little claustrophobic, you could try this seasons new style of choker, which leaves part of the choker open. This new style is ideal to wear to any events you have coming up this year.

matchy

Matchy | 40plusstyle.com

Chanel – Miu Miu – Dolce & Gabbana

Should you match your necklace and earrings? Well, designers definitely think you should, if you look at how they accessorized for winter and fall. Matching your earrings to your necklace can give your everyday or special occasion outfits a cohesive feel.

brooches

Brooches | 40plusstyle.com

Raf Simons – Ralph LaurenJil Sander

Brooches can be seen as an old-fashioned jewelry choice. But, they definitely don’t have to be. If you want to be sure that your brooch has a modern look, then choose a contemporary, sculptural option.

Stacked bangles

Stacked bangles | 40plusstyle.com

Chanel – Balmain – Saint Laurent

Why wear one bangle when you can wear lots. Stack your bracelets up your arm. You can choose matching or mismatched styles and wear them together on one arm. You can wear them over your sleeves if it’s too cold for no sleeves.

Colorful tights

Colorful tights | 40plusstyle.com

Giambattista Valli – Tom Ford – Giambattista Valli

While black opaque tights will always be a safe option, you can add some color to your Fall looks with your tights. You could wear a black outfit and colorful tights (as at Tom Ford), or try silver shoes with your bright tights (as at Giambattista Valli).

Short colorful gloves

Short colorful gloves | 40plusstyle.com

ValentinoVersace – Rick Owens

Add a pop of color to your fall and winter outfits with a pair of bright, leather gloves. This is the perfect way to update your cold weather clothes if you have a neutral-colored coat.

long gloves

Long gloves | 40plusstyle.com

Christian Dior – Fendi – Bibhu Mohapatra

Keep your hands and arms warm in the most stylish way with a pair of long gloves. You could wear with your eveningwear. Long gloves are also perfect if you have a coat with three-quarter-length sleeves and you want to make sure your arms are cozy.

Thick belts

Thick belts | 40plusstyle.com

Gucci – Christian Dior – Tory Burch

To define your waist, or create different looks from the same outfit, you could think about adding a wide belt.

Also, take a look at how to wear a belt for more inspiration.

flowers

Flowers | 40plusstyle.com

Loewe – Ulla Johnson – Saint Laurent

Floral designs don’t have to be only for summer or spring. You can add blooms at any time of year, with a floral brooch or necklace. Or, wear your flowers on your fingers with floral rings like those worn by models at Ulla Johnson’s runway show (above, center).

neckties

Neck ties | 40plusstyle.com

Jil SanderGucciRalph Lauren

Take inspiration from menswear by wearing a tie. This is often a look favored by female celebrities who want to make an impact on the red carpet. Everyone from Nicole Kidman to Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts to Princess Diana has opted for ties for special occasions.

scarves

Scarves | 40plusstyle.com

ChanelJil Sander Miu Miu

A scarf can add color to your outfit or tie in all of the different colors in your look. For the new season, silk scarves are very much on trend.

Do you have a favorite among these accessory trends for fall? Let me know in the comments below.

Continue reading:

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