Four Must-Try Jewelry Trends for the College Student Heading Back to Campus

Whether you're heading back to college this semester or you have a child who wants to make a splash on campus, the easiest way to do so is to take advantage of the latest seasonal trends.

Many designers have already showcased eye-catching beading on runways for autumn, meaning you won't be short of ideas on how to accent your ensembles. Here are some of the most popular trends to consider as the leaves begin to change and new styles come into play.
  • Chunky necklaces and pendants
    Harper's Bazaar is reporting that one of the hottest fashions seen on the runway when it comes to jewelry is large-and-in-charge necklaces. Whether you love oversized pendants or you simply have a large beaded item you've always wanted to flaunt, now is the time to do so. This style can be worn by moms and daughters alike, meaning it's sure to be a hit on college campuses across the country.
  • Orange
    This color is bright and bold enough for both summer and fall and it's expected to be popular this autumn, according to Not only are more runway models sporting outfits primarily composed of this hue, but accessories in this color are also being worn by models and celebs alike.

    If you want to show off your love of orange this fall, consider investing in a few warm sweaters in tangerine or a pair of rainboots in this hue. Do you know someone heading back to school this autumn? Suggest an orange messenger bag or hat that can be worn into the winter. Who says bright colors are best worn in spring and summer?
  • Gold
    Metallics have been popular since the beginning of the summer and it looks like they'll be continuing their reign into the fall. Must-have items this autumn are gold accessories. Everything from your handbag to your beading should be decked out in gold if you truly want to fall in line with this season's hottest trends. If you feel that gold is too bold for you, limit yourself to one or two pieces to add a touch of flair to your ensemble. Perhaps gold earrings or a ring will do the trick--in the end, you'll have a little bit of shine without going to too much trouble.
  • Oversized earrings
    Have you always felt that there's never a right time or place to wear oversized earrings? If you've always thought these type of baubles were best reserved for cocktail parties or other swanky affairs, think again. W Magazine reports that big earrings are a definite must this autumn as more models sport them while walking down the runway.

    Whether you have a thing for chandelier earrings or you can't get enough of dangling hoops, there's no better time to whip these items out of your jewelry box. Don't be afraid to pair them with casual ensembles consisting of denim jeans and a floral blouse.
If you're heading back to school this semester or you have a daughter who wants to look her best on campus, looking into the season's hottest accessory trends can help you reach your goals. Consider stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new, whether it's a bright color or a larger-than-life necklace. In the end, you may discover a style that you'll love to flaunt on a regular basis.