A new generation of men has emerged in recent decades, including the likes of style icons like Harry Styles and Johnny Depp who have seen jewellery becoming an increasingly staple part of a man’s wardrobe. Many years ago it may have gone as far as a wedding ring, nice watch, or the occasional free spirit wearing frayed bracelets or beads. But nowadays there are so many more choices available to men and it’s becoming increasingly acceptable to wear multiple items of jewellery to complete your look.
Not to mention the runways have been filled with men wearing all manners of chunky chains and statement earrings, and we hope to see men in jewellery becoming even more common in the next few years. That’s why we’ve put together a guide of the six jewellery trends every man needs to be aware of this year, as outlined below.
Custom rings and many of them
It’s no longer just about plain old wedding rings. A number of people are going in for ring remodelling to give their wedding bands a more customized design and personality. Many stars can also be seen out and about rocking multiple rings on their hands. From delicate bands to chunkier geometric shapes, there’s no end to the mixing and matching you can do, just make sure you choose rings that are going to compliment your style and that fit well. After all, you don’t want them sliding about every five seconds!
Throw it back to 90s inspired style
It’s time to party like it’s 1999! This year we’re throwing it back to the 90s in the fashion world and this is particularly true for mens jewellery. Think body chains and sultry single bracelets, this nostalgic trend is just what your wardrobe needs right now, so look out for the 90s inspired pieces that have graced the runways in recent months.
Classic chains get a modern update
We’re not suggesting that you model yourself on Mr T, but thick chains have become a popular trend this season. Whether you opt for silver or gold, this style offers a timeless and masculine vibe that really makes a statement. Gold chains are more popular as these really pop against black clothing, but also work with warmer autumnal tones.
Choose a single statement earring
As gender and sexuality continues to become more fluid, it has made way for a new era of mens jewellery. Earrings have not always been well received by men as a fashion accessory, traditionally being either really boring or over the top and blingy. But as men embrace the earring trend, there are so many more options available to you. So this year find your perfect single statement earring, choose either a simple stud or a bolder hoop if you want something that will really stand out.
The chunkier the better
We’ve already mentioned thick chain necklaces this year, but chunky bracelets are just as popular. There are many brands that offer some really cool mens bracelets. If interested, you can check them out and purchase one or two for yourselves. You can also compliment your watch with a chunky silver carved bracelet or opt for something really unique but equally as on-trend right now, rose quartz beads. These beautiful beads can be found mounted to thicker silver bands and are a truly stand out way to make a statement.
Add the personal touch with a pendant
Pendant necklaces are the perfect way to show off your personality through your style and these have become increasingly popular amongst celebrities in recent years. Ryan Gosling famously wore a tag around his neck for his beloved dog, George after he passed away. So you can stick with your chain or choose a pendant that turns heads.
If you want to take it one step further, you could even choose a long chain pendant necklace. These go best with a crew or V-neck T-shirt, so if that’s your signature style, choose a long chain pendant to complete your look.
Don’t be afraid to embrace jewellery this year
Traditionally, men have had less choice than women when it comes to accessorising and therefore jewellery has been seen as more of a feminine item. But times are changing and there are more options available than there ever have been before!
So don’t shy away from accessorising this year; embrace the thick chains, unique bracelets and personal pendants. And if you have an affinity for 90s style, even better! Now is the perfect time for you to fill your wardrobe with playful pieces to complete your look.
Written by Stuart Cooke, Blog Editor at Inscripture.com.