Fashion styles change fast alongside the actors most people look up to. This change includes their current taste in clothing and accessories which vary along with the seasons. Although this is true, some are seduced by the promise of familiarity of the safe and comfortable, especially in clothing and jewelry. Today’s trendsetters, however, are bold enough to start jewelry trends that we love. Due to this, most celebrities now think it is better to be bold and adventurous to explore other styles they can use to go with their awesome hairstyles. Below are nine trends that took the celebrity world by storm. We have a lot to talk about so let’s begin!
1. Bulky Rings are In
Big, noticeable, and thick rings are in! Do not be afraid to try them because of their imposing size and bold designs. They are easy to style since you do not have to wear a lot of other jewelry for bulky rings are eye-catching on their own. Contrary to popular belief, you can still pair bulky rings with other pieces of jewelry like thin and simple bracelets and necklaces because their toned-down appeal makes bulky rings standout.
Men wearing rings started way back. It is a statement of a man’s wealth, power, commitment, and associations. They can also signal if a guy is available or not. But be aware that not everyone will get the meaning of the ring that you are wearing. Furthermore, heirloom rings or signet rings that have family crests are usually worn on the pinky.
You can also look at celebrities for inspiration like Jay Z and his ring, a gift from his wife, Beyonce! Who says that men are the only ones who give gifts to their wives when they give birth? Apparently, Queen B doesn’t like that and gave her husband a ring when she gave birth!
2. Lonely Earrings
Wearing lonely earrings or, most commonly known as single earrings started to show that asymmetry is beautiful and attractive! In the early times, it is believed that symmetry is equal to beauty; that hasn’t changed, although people nowadays accept that beauty has different forms and sizes. Thus, the birth of lonely earrings.
Basic earrings, studs, and single earring aren’t going anywhere! You can rock this accessory anytime you want by wearing simple to patterned clothes. Just remember to use something simple, like studs, when you’re in your office clothes especially when you have suits and tie on.
If you want to pull off a punk or rocker style, the key is to channel your inner Zayn Malik and be confident! He is known to rock any kind of look and wears different kinds of accessories. Wearing a lonely earring will surely be a conversation starter, the lonely earring isn’t meant to be bold and striking; they are mainly used for enhancing your overall style by adding a subtly sexy appeal to your look.
3. Choker Necklaces
Chokers are back! With the 90’s fashion returning to the limelight, there are a lot of styles coming back with it, chokers being one of them. Choker necklaces are a huge hit back at the 90’s along with the tights and knee-high socks. Basically, chokers are a solid-looking band that is worn around your neck and doesn’t hang low. There are a lot of choker types but dog collars are one of the most popular choices that you can wear. Now, before you go saying that choker necklaces are for women alone, the comeback of the choker trend had Matt Lauer wear a choker with confidence!
Choker necklaces can be worn with just about anything! They would look strange with a suit and tie or other dress shirts but being different is not actually a bad thing! It is better to wear choker necklaces with a low collared shirt to help the necklace stand out.
The choker trend even reach South Korea! Here are some of the BTS band members wearing chokers!
4. Simple Glasses or Shades
Channel the 80’s fashion by wearing simple yet cool glasses or shades! Shades or sunglasses are invented to help shield the eyes from heat or the sun’s rays. Now, we also wear shades or glasses to enhance our style and of course, to shield our eyes as well.
Strictly speaking, sunglasses had never been out as a trend. They are those staples that will stay one until us humans can stand the sweltering heat and glaring rays of the sun. Proofs to this are the Hollywood actors below that chose to look classy and stylish while saving themselves from the blinding sun rays.
Take inspiration in this photo of Bradley Cooper with his carefree but slick look. He looks cool without even putting any effort!
Brad Pitt and his stunning smile with his awesome facial hair a look anyone would want to pull off.
If anyone can wear a simple aviator glasses and rock it, its Johnny Depp! Combined with his enigmatic persona, he can surely pull off any kind of style!
5. Chain Necklace
There is no clear-cut, set-in-stone origin of this trend. Be that as it may, that doesn’t discount the fact that chain necklaces are still ranking high in “things that celebs would wear so I would too” list.
In modern times, metal chains are a classic male jewelry. You can wear them with many styles, depending on the metal that was used, the length of the chain, and the style of the links, and the lock. Chain necklaces are known to accentuate any outfit. They are a fashion statement in their own right.
The key to wearing a chain well is simplicity and modesty. Keep style uncomplicated! Because the material used for a chain necklace basically defines the look and quality of the chain, it is worth spending more to get a higher quality product. Avoid cheap alternatives and go for top-quality metals like gold, silver, or platinum.
A thicker chain necklace goes a long way! You can wear a huge chain necklace over your hoodies to punk it up. Look at Lewis Hamilton and his carefree clothes but his cool chains are attention-grabbing!
6. Clothes Accessory
The brooch is making a comeback! Contrary to popular knowledge, the brooch is a staple piece of jewelry. Wearing brooch is always considered fashionable. You can wear a brooch anywhere, in your ties, pockets or front of your shirts to bring out the fine look of your clothes and easily within the generation’s fashion sense. When worn on a jacket, the brooch, perfectly positioned, takes the whole outfit in a new class, masculinity and sophistication.
Added with a simple cufflink, you will surely be getting anyone’s attention on the red carpet! However, with all their classy and prim appeal notwithstanding, not everyone has it in them to use brooches, tie clips, and cufflinks. But thanks to Usher and the dashing Matt Bomer, the use of these three are starting to be popular yet again.
The small tie clip might be tiny but it is a very useful accessory to have. A small metal piece of gold, rhodium, or, other metals holds the shape of your tie in place while accentuating your personality and style. There are 2 styles of tie clips, slide clasp, and pinch clasp. A slide clasp holds everything firmly in place while a pinch clasp can cause puckering and might not lay flat. Take Matt Bomer for example, he is rocking this suit and tie with a simple tie clip!
Cufflinks are versatile small fasteners can complement a surprising range of wardrobe roles! All you have to wear is a long-sleeved shirt with buttons on the cuff! They are a great alternative to your common buttons sewn in your shirt. Wear a suit and tie with nice cufflinks just like Sean Connery in the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies.
7. Cross Body Bag
Fashionable men actually wear cross body bags! Do not be surprised, cross body bags are really functional and even nice to look at when used properly! These bags can be worn with just about anything which is great.
These kinds of bags are sometimes called “murse”, a man purse. Joey, Matt LeBlanc, from the TV series, FRIENDS, carried a man purse in one of their episodes not knowing it is a purse, even calling it a “man’s bag” for one of his auditions.
Joey Tribianni started the murse trend when he carried his man-bag back in 1999. And after a few years, it was called as “murse”.
Zach Galifianakis in the film “The Hangover” defends his murse saying, “It’s not a man purse. It’s called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one.”
8. Beaded Bracelets
Bracelets can be worn by men without feeling over-the-top or out of place. Be it casual or a formal event, beaded bracelets can be worn and be great attention catchers, allowing you standout from the crowd without any effort! This quality makes beaded bracelet a trend that will last for a long time.
Beaded jewelry, like the beaded bracelets, is used as a talisman in the early times and as a form of identifying the tribal status of a person. Wearing natural stones bracelets became a status symbol, the more expensive and rare the stones that are used the higher the wearer’s status is.
Men’s beaded bracelets made from natural stones are very popular with their healing effects, both physically and mentally. When worn around your wrists every day, they will help you relax and make decisions with a clear mind. You can wear these bracelets daily with any kind of clothes, ranging from casual to formal or even your beach clothes! Wooden beaded bracelets are also great accessories, but style them with caution. Do not wear wooden beads that are too bog or misshaped because they tend to look messy. Go for smaller beads that can mix well with watches.
Justin Bieber is wearing a simple beaded bracelet with his suit which enhances his attire, making it sophisticated and classy.
Wearing a beaded bracelet with his watch, Matt Damon is really a fashion icon to look up to.
See, even Prince Harry is rocking his beaded bracelet!
9. The Red String Trend
Go with the crowd by wearing your very own red string around your wrists! It is believed that wearing red string bracelets will help you boost your luck. Wearing the red string dates back from the book of Genesis to ward off misfortunes.
The tradition is associated with Judaism’s Kabbalah, a Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation in the Holy Bible. In Hinduism, red is known to be the color of divine, generosity, and bravery. Also, red is a symbol of purity. The red string shows unity in faith and the community in Hinduism. This trend took off when Leonardo DiCaprio wore one when he FINALLY received his first ever Oscars award? Maybe you can win your very own first ever Oscars award, too!
Even Harry Styles and Justin Bieber are wearing it!
Look, even the young Ashton Kutcher is a member of the red string trend!
It is extremely astonishing to know that these nine simple trends were appealing enough for our most-loved celebrities to start and/or be a part of. Check your closet, drawers, even murses, and see how many of these trends you are unknowingly part of!