Michael Kors once described accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit. So, if you’re looking to add emphasis to your look, you’ll find the latest jewelry trends for 2021 below as well as more accessory trends including belts and headbands.

Read on to find your favorite exclamation mark!

jewelry trends 2021

First, let’s take a look at jewelry trends from the spring/summer 2021 catwalks and talk about how you could wear them…

long necklaces

Jewelry trends 2021 - long necklaces | 40plusstyle.com

Christian Dior – ChloéChanel

Every season, necklace lengths change in the same way as skirt lengths. This spring, there were plenty of longer length necklaces.

This is a great way to add easy impact to any outfit. A long necklace also tends to create a flattering v-shape which can help to elongate your figure.

Pearls and embellishments

Jewelry trends 2021 - pearls | 40plusstyle.com

Chanel – Brandon Maxwell – Miu Miu

Pearls and crystals can be thought of as being a little old-fashioned. But, they were brought bang-up-to-date on the runways of the likes of Chanel, Brandon Maxwell and Miu Miu.

You could layer an existing pearl necklace with other long necklaces, as seen at Chanel (above, left) or choose one statement pearl, such as on the bracelets of Brandon Maxwell (center).


Jewelry trends 2021 - necklaces shaped like other accessories | 40plusstyle.com

Chanel – MM6 Maison Margiela – Jacquemus

Designers got a little playful with their necklaces for the upcoming season. If you look closely, you’ll see necklaces above shaped like bags and boots.

Layered and boho style necklaces

Jewelry trends 2021 - layered necklaces | 40plusstyle.com

Chloé – Christian Dior – Etro

If you love bohemian style, you’ll be please to see there was plenty to suit your style personality for spring.

An easy way to give your outfit a bohemian vibe is to opt for long and/or layered necklaces.

In chains

Jewelry trends 2021 - chains | 40plusstyle.com

Chloé – Hermès – Victoria Beckham

Chunky chains have been on trend for a couple of seasons already, and they aren’t going anywhere for spring. Choose bigger chains and wear them as a bracelet or necklace.


Jewelry for 2021 - ocean inspired | 40plusstyle.com

Versace – Alberta Ferretti – Versace

It was nice to see some fun and frivolity on the runways for spring. Perhaps because it’s been hard for so many of you to take a vacation in recent months, designers decided to bring a holiday mood to their shows, with accessories shaped like sea creatures.

Locked up

Locks featured on jewelry for 2021 | 40plusstyle.com

FendiGivenchy – MM6 Maison Margiela

If you want to add a little edge to your outfit, this could be the trend for you. Padlock details were seen on everything from earrings and necklaces to bracelets and belts.

Just one earring

Jewelry trends 2021 - asymmetrical earrings | 40plusstyle.com


If you love asymmetry as much as I do, this is another way to add some to your outfit. Many designers chose to adorn their models with just one earring – or with earrings of differing lengths.

Long earrings

Long earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Miu Miu – Brandon Maxwell – Ulla Johnson

If you’ve been at home more than usual as a result of the pandemic, you may have pushed any long earrings you have to the back of your jewelry box.

However, they’re definitely back on trend now, so if you do want to get them back out, now’s the time.

Ear cuffs

Ear cuffs | 40plusstyle.com

PradaStella McCartney – Vivetta

If you prefer an edgier look to traditional earrings, you could add an ear cuff to your outfit.

They ranged from the subtle look at Prada (above, left) to bigger cuffs covering most of your ear at Vivetta (above, right).

Arm cuffs

Arms cuffs for spring 2021 | 40plusstyle.com

Bottega Veneta – Louis Vuitton – Chloé

As well as ear cuffs from the previous trend, arm cuffs featured heavily in the spring shows. These will look lovely teamed with your dresses when the weather starts to warm up.

Flower power

Flowers in the accessory trends for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Ulla Johnson – Dolce & GabbanaSaint Laurent

It’s no surprise that flowers put in an appearance on the runways for spring, given that they signify new life and the start of the new season.

You could opt for statement earrings, a headband, or keep your florals lower key with a pair of stud earrings or flowers on a pendant necklace, for example.


Curvy jewelry shapes in the accessory trends for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Sportmax – Giorgio Armani – Balenciaga

Many designers opted for curvy looks when it came to their accessories. Round, bauble type jewelry was on display at the likes of Sportmax and Balenciaga.

All creatures great and small

Animals on jewelry | 40plusstyle.com

Christian Dior – COACHSaint Laurent

Taking their inspiration from nature, many designers chose to shape their jewelry like animals, birds or insects.

Face masks to match your outfit

Face masks to match your outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Siriano – Balenciaga – Rick Owens

Of course, a face mask has become a necessity in the times we live in. So, if you have to wear one, you may as well make it part of your outfit. Many designers opted to include facemasks in their shows, matching them to the rest of their outfits.

Skinny belts

Skinny belts | 40plusstyle.com

Christian Dior – Chanel – Tod’s

While some years you’ll find that silhouettes on the catwalks skirt over any waistline, this spring, most designers chose to cinch waists in some way, whether you opt for a skinny belt as shown above, or you move onto the next trend…

Big belts

Wide belts | 40plusstyle.com

Chloé – Tod’s – Chanel

There really was no one-size-fits-all option when it came to belts. Skinny and wide belts are both on-trend.

Adding a belt can be a good way to breathe new life into an existing outfit.

You’ll find more ideas on how to wear a belt in this article.

Ladylike gloves

Gloves for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Fendi – Rodarte – MM6 Maison Margiela

Gloves are obviously usually associated with winter. But, you can still give your outfit the kind of ladylike look achieved by wearing a pair of gloves – simply by adding a pair in a lighter weight material.


Headbands on the catwalks for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Chanel – Christian Dior – Dolce & Gabbana

Headbands have made a definite fashion comeback over the past two seasons. You could opt for a slim and subtle approach as seen at Chanel (above, left) or go bolder with a turban style such as at Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabbana (above center and right).

A handful of rings

Wearing lots of rings for spring | 40plusstyle.com

Hermès – MM6 Maison Margiela – Christian Dior

When you think about statement jewelry, you often think about adding a large necklace, or perhaps a pair of long earrings. But a set of rings can also add modernity to your outfit.

You can choose different rings for each hand, or opt for a matchy-matchy look as demonstrated by MM6 Maison Margiela (above, center).

How many of these accessory and jewelry trends do you already wear? Which is your favorite?

Continue reading:

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  3. How To Wear A Belt – Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of This Accessory!

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