It’s that time of year again! School is back in session, and there’s no better time to change up your look and add to your jewelry collection. Whether you’re a student, a teacher, or a parent, here are a few back-to-school jewelry trends to hop on that will transform your style and help you start the new school year off on a high note.
1. Paperclip Chains
Paperclip chain necklaces and bracelets have been trending for a while now, and we don’t see them going anywhere any time soon. Paperclip chains fit into the popular industrial-chic style category, and they can be easily dressed up or down. That makes them great options for back-to-school jewelry! You can wear a thin paperclip chain necklace while at school to add a dainty touch to your outfit, then switch to a chunkier paperclip chain after school to make a bold statement when you’re hanging out with friends and family.
TIP: If you’re a busy parent on the go at the start of the new school year, save some time in the mornings and stick with a classic paperclip chain that pairs well with almost any outfit.
2. Peridot and Sapphire Gemstones
Peridot is the birthstone for August, and sapphire is the birthstone for September. It only makes sense that these gemstones have a top spot on the list of back-to-school jewelry trends! Peridot is a stunning yellowish-green stone that pairs well with both gold and silver chains and settings for a variety of looks. Sapphire is most commonly found in a deep blue hue and usually stands out best when paired with silver, white gold, or platinum chains and settings. Sapphire is also extremely durable, which makes it ideal for wearing during a busy school day.
Both stones are gorgeous when worn together and equally as breathtaking on their own or when paired with different gemstones.
3. Statement Earrings
If you want to turn heads in the school hallways without putting in too much effort, statement earrings are the way to go. They’re the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re in a rush to get out the door and don’t have much time to accessorize. You can either coordinate your statement earrings with your outfit of the day or you can wear a pair that totally contrasts with your look and really draws attention. Keep in mind that statement earrings do not necessarily have to be oversized– they can simply make a statement with their color or style.
TIP: Wearing your hair up will make your statement earrings stand out even more and take your look to the next level!
4. Silver Jewelry
If you have to wear a uniform or stick to a stricter dress code while at school, you can’t go wrong accessorizing with classic silver jewelry. When you’re picking out silver jewelry from your collection to wear, remember that it often looks best when worn with both bold and pastel cooler colors like blues, greens, and purples. Silver also pairs very well with neutrals, making it a safe choice that can coordinate with almost any dress code.
Keeping your silver jewelry in great condition all school year long is easy as long as you know the basics and clean it regularly!
5. Charms and Pendants
One of the easiest ways to start a new school year off right and show off your personality through your jewelry is with charms and pendants. This fun back-to-school jewelry trend can easily be altered and modified to suit your personal style and preferences. For example, you could add colorful enamel charms to necklace chains and bracelets for a bold and youthful look.
If you want to keep things a little more demure and classic, adding delicate pendants to necklace chains and bracelets is a safe bet that will still highlight your style and add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
Shop Back-to-School Jewelry Trends at Isbell Jewelers
No matter which back-to-school jewelry trends you decide to go with for the new school year, we have it all here at Isbell Jewelers. Our skilled staff can even create custom jewelry designs that will match your exact style and preferences! Contact us today, or feel free to stop by the showroom and see what we’ve got.