If you were a kid in the ’90s, chances are you experienced a wide—and we mean wide—variety of fashion trends. From the iconic and now-classic Kate Moss–approved slip dresses and leather trench coats inspired by The Matrix to platform party heels and lug-sole boots, the era of grunge and minimalism had a range, to say the least. And if you’ve been paying attention to the latest trends to bubble up the ranks of today’s style movements, you’ll notice that nearly all of the decade’s best ones have come back for another round.
By now, the nostalgia for one of fashion’s most notorious decades has probably already infiltrated your wardrobe with at least a piece or two—whether it’s a crop top, banana hair clip, or another signature trend. But if you’re looking to add another layer of the decade’s aesthetic into your wardrobe, wearing some of the coolest ’90s jewelry trends is just the way to do it.
Ahead, you’ll find the biggest jewelry trends from the ’90s that have come back with fervor. Check them all out below, and then find your favorite pieces to add to your collection.
Seashells have been a prominent motif in jewelry for the past few years, and it looks like they won’t be going away anytime soon. For 2021, invest in a more polished take on the trend.
Give your ankles some extra love and cover them in the chic, It girl–approved trend of anklets. Chunky chains, dainty charms, and pearls—trust us when we say these major jewelry trends are just as good on your ankles as they are everywhere else.
Let’s be real—who doesn’t love classic pearls? This year, they’re taking on a more modern approach. Whether it be in the form of baroque pearls or an unexpected design, these styles will feel like a breath of fresh air.
You probably had a charm bracelet at some point during your youth. However, these playful baubles of 2021 are definitely not the ones from your childhood, as they feature smaller, daintier charms to make a quiet statement.
Perhaps it’s in reaction to the classic trend of minimalist fashion, but one of the biggest trends of the moment is jewelry that features cheeky fruit. Wear a dainty necklace or beaded earrings featuring your favorite fruit for a whimsical addition to any ensemble.
This year, the iconic ’90s choker is taking on an elevated approach with dainty charms and minimalist-approved chains. Wear them on their own or layered with other major necklace trends for this year.
Let your jewelry do the talking for you this season with a new nameplate necklace that Carrie Bradshaw would approve of. Whether it actually showcases your name or involves your favorite word, it will feel like a cool, unique addition to your collection.
When you’ve added enough gold and silver jewelry to your collection, give it a new update with acrylic and Lucite pieces. While they’ll carry an air of ’90s nostalgia, they’ll also feel undoubtedly modern and cool.