I’ve had my fair share of terrible jewelry purchases in my lifetime. Notable trends that I loved included those tattoo choker necklaces, anything with ying-yangs on them, and a selection of Claire’s earrings that matched perfectly to my outfit of the day. Yeah, I was hip.
When it comes to jewelry, I stick with that I like and what I know works for me. I’m a fan of silver (gold doesn’t work well with my skin tone and I think it often looks cheap), I prefer delicate over chunky and I try to limit my pieces so I don’t go overboard. Am I the only one that gets annoyed when I wear more than a few pieces at once? My wrists/neck/ears/fingers get so itchy or uncomfortable if I try to cover them up too much.
With that being said, there are a few jewelry trends out there today that I don’t get. Please tell me at least one other person agrees with me.
Whoever came up with this term should be reprimanded immediately. An arm party is when someone wears multiple bracelets and stacks them on their arm. For some reason, women think the more bracelets they wear, the better. When I see a woman wearing 12 bracelets that take up a good 5 inches of her arm/wrist space, I just shake my head. First of all, that can’t be comfortable. I work on a computer 10 hours a day and am constantly annoyed by my bracelet on my mousepad/keyboard. Secondly, it looks messy. You look like a third-grader who got ahold of Mommy’s jewelry box while playing dress-up. I get that stacking 2 or 3 bracelets is cute, and I often do this myself, but if there’s more than 4 or you’ve hit double-digits, I start to question your motives.
Thumb and Pinky Rings
I may be in the minority here, but rings on these two fingers freak me out (and this is coming from the girl with a club thumb, so I know freaky fingers). Rings on the thumb just emphasize the ugliness and monstrosity of the thumb in general (it is the biggest finger on everyone- even the thin models), so why bother? As far as pinky rings- if a ring you like only fits your pinky, it’s time to size up. To me, rings are made for the middle 3 fingers- the fingers you often use and the fingers that are all around the same width and length.
Wearing Casual Jewelry to a Formal Event
If you’re a bridesmaid in a wedding, for the love of God please remove your tacky friendship bracelets your little cousin made you. Please remove that puka shell anklet that you bought last vacation. There’s nothing that will ruin a cute formal outfit (job interview, wedding, dance, holiday, etc.) like a manly watch, a homemade hemp necklace or those rubber band bracelets that were popular last year. I know a girl who always wears this bracelet that’s a thick piece of thread and a variety of those ribbon hair ties. ALWAYS. I just want to shake her and tell her that collecting cheap jewelry (yes, people wear those ribbon hair ties as jewelry sadly) is not a hobby, and wearing it with your cute sundress is cramping your style.
What are jewelry trends that you don’t get?