They offer bright, fun colors and styles that match with trendy clothes designers and are sold at affordable prices. Since younger women are usually on limited budgets, they do not have the money to spend on expensive accessories.
Fashionable Jewelry Trends
During the summer, young women walk around the beach sporting belly button rings and toe rings. Another popular trend is plastic bracelets (known as jelly bracelets during the 80s).
Young women are wearing multiple plastic bands worn around the wrist. These multi-colored wrist bands represent the fight against different types of cancer (ie pink representations breast cancer and yellow representations Lance Armstrong's fight against testicular cancer) and various diseases like AIDS.
There are many jewelry / accessory stores that cater specifically to young women. Some current urban chic costume jewelry trends include:
o Chunky beaded necklaces and bracelets
o Hip-hop style jewelry including big, round hoops and sparkling dollar sign medallions
o Bohemian style jewelry (wooden, shells, stone and amber)
o Body jewelry including tongue studs, belly button rings, nose, lip and eyebrow studs
o Neon and acid bright colors
o Classic simple metals (gold bangles and silver drop earrings)
o Oversized plastic rings
o Crystal bangle bracelets
o Skull & crossbone jewelry
o Large faux pearls
o Oversized watches
o Jean chains
Young Women Look to Hollywood Stars for Trends
Young women read magazines for fashion tips. They also rely on Hollywood actresses and singers to set the fashion trend, which includes costume jewelry accessories.
o Heidi Klum – Layered four leaf clover pendants
o Christina Aguilera – Signature huge silver hoops
o Paris Hilton – Long silver earrings and matching necklace
o Angelina Jolie – Trendy snake ring
o Jennifer Aniston – Silver circle disk necklace
o Avril Lavigne – Sparkling key pendant
o Jennifer Lopez – Sunburst dangle earrings
Young women not only wear modern, trendy jewelry but also enjoy retro styles from the 1970s and 1980s. They are reviving vintage trends that their parents and grandparents wore. Classic gold and silver lockets never go out of style. Whether they wear understated or daring jewelry, young women are setting the pace for fashionable costume jewelry trends.