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Fall 2012 Accessory Trend: Edgy Jewelry

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We all know that accessories can make (or break) an outfit and this fall, the most popular jewelry trend packs a distinct punch. Edgy jewelry is going to be huge this season and these gritty-yet-glam pieces are sure to toughen up any outfit.

If you aren’t sure how to rock this trend or want to check out some examples of edgy jewelry, we’ve got you covered on both counts. Read on to check out our tips and tricks on rocking edgy jewelry as well as a round-up of the best edgy and budget-friendly necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings in stores right now. Simply scroll on down to check ‘em out:

4 Tips & Tricks for Rocking this Trend:

  • Edgy jewelry is all about the three S’s — studs, spikes and skulls. Pick a piece with one or more of those elements and you’ll be good to go!
  • When wearing this trend, it’s best to stick to wearing one edgy piece at a time – anything else could look a bit costume-y. Of course you can pair edgy jewelry with more delicate pieces, as long as they don’t compete with one another. For example, we love the way a spiked statement necklace looks when paired with simple stud earrings.
  • Speaking of competing, make sure your outfit doesn’t overpower the jewelry, either. Edgy jewelry makes a statement and should be the focal point of your look, so when it comes to clothing, stick with simple silhouettes and avoid lots of embellishments.
  • Whether you pair it with an LBD or jeans and a tee, edgy jewelry works well with a variety of styles. However, we love the idea of creating contrast with the rocker-chic accessories by paring them with softer, more feminine pieces. Pairing a skull necklace with a pretty floral dress? Per. fection.

35+ of Our Fave Under $50 Picks for Fall

Necklaces

edgy necklaces fall 2012 jewelry trend
Product Info: Signature Spike Necklace- ASOS, Multi Skull Necklace- Topshop, Chunky Chain Link Necklace- Forever 21, Just Acces Flakon Necklace- ASOS, Metal Linked Bolt Necklace- Topshop, Skull Pendant Necklace- Endless, Cross Charm Necklace- Forever 21, Matte Gold Spike Strand- BaubleBar, Knotted Chain Necklace- Piperlime

Rings

edgy rings fall 2012 jewelry trend
Product Info: Variety Spike Ring Set- Topshop, Bullet Ring- Edge of Urge, Double-Finger Gold Chain Ring- Charlotte Russe, Mixed Metal Ring Set- ASOS, Macau Studded Rings- Urban Outfitters, Spiked Chain Double Ring- Topshop, Triple Spike Rings- Nasty Gal, Linked Finger Ring- ASOS, Engraved Skull Ring- House of Harlow 1960, Triangle Knuckle Ring- Forever 21

Earrings

edgy earrings fall 2012 jewelry trend
Product Info: Spiky Hoop Earrings- Topshop, Day of the Dead Skull Posts- Urban Outfitters, Silver Bullet Studs- BaubleBar, Gold Spike Drops- BaubleBar, Crosby Cuff Earring- Urban Outfitters, Gunmetal Drop Earrings- Endless,  Pyramid, Cube and Spike Earrings- Piperlime, Cross Ear Cuff & Pearl Spike Earrings- ASOS, Silver Screw Studs- Charm & Chain, Rose Gold Pyramid Studs- Stella & Dot, Rhinestone Arrow Drop Earrings- Topshop

Bracelets

edgy bracelets fall 2012 jewelry trend
Product Info: Silver Stud Bangle- BaubleBar, Multi Chain Cross Bracelet- Topshop, Chain Statement Cuff- Piperlime, Skull Stretch Bracelet- ASOS, Double Cone Cuff- BaubleBar, Triple Spike Bracelet- ASOS, Cupchain Bracelet- Stella & Dot, Pyramid Studded Bangle Trio- Go Jane, Spiked Stretchy Bracelet- Forever 21

What do you think?

Would you wear edgy jewelry or is this a trend you’ll be skipping? What’s your favorite kind of jewelry? Would you buy any of these pieces? Which one is your favorite? As always, remember to leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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35 Responses to “Fall 2012 Accessory Trend: Edgy Jewelry”

  1. 1
    September 9th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Not my style at all! I prefer more feminine pieces :)

  2. 2
    September 9th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    so happy to see this post! excellent picks :)

  3. 3
    September 9th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I really like this trend! Gives a pop of edginess to a girly outfit.

  4. 4
    September 9th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I really love this trend too. Edgy jewelry always makes the outfits a little more rock n roll – even when you’re wearing a cute dress! I have a bird skull ring that looks just like the one in the first pic :)

  5. 5
    September 9th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Not really my style, though I do like the mixed metal trend in some of them.

  6. 6
    September 9th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I love edgy jewellery, especially rings <3

  7. 7
    September 9th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I want all of these :D

  8. 8
    September 9th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I’d get a few pieces just so I can add some edgy variety into my outfits. I can only see myself wearing them at night, though, because I can’t see their being appropriate for class.

  9. 9
    September 9th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    glint and gleam has a lot of really awesome edgy jewelry and it’s very inexpensive as well- when i first found it, i ended up with 500 things in my favorites.

  10. 10
    September 9th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    My style is girly with a dash of edgy, so these accessories were practically made for me! Thanks for the great post, I’m inspired to go play dress-up in my closet again :)

  11. 11
    September 9th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I love most of the pieces presented, but I have to say there is much more to edgy accessories than just studs, spikes and skulls. I think multi-finger rings are edgy, but a bit more understated than skulls or chains. The owl and more generally the animal and birds trend also fall in the edgy trend.
    I also absolutely love teaming up edgy pieces with flowery outfits!

    Great article!

  12. 12
    September 9th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    in love with this trend.

  13. 13
    September 9th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    So happy that this is in fashion right now. I went through such a dress phase this summer that I need something to tough it up going in to winter. Love the earrings especially!

  14. 14
    September 9th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    This is my style. I love these accessories! There is this bracelet at one of these stores that is connected to a ring. It looks super rock-chic!

  15. 15
    September 9th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I’m loving this trend, can’t wait to go shopping for some more edgy jewelries! :)

  16. 16
    September 9th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with weird, unique, “edgy” rings for a few years now. I’m out of college now and just got my first “real” job, so the little punky accessories is the only acceptable way I can let me inner rebel out on the weekdays. Maybe it’s because I’m a lover of punk-rock or maybe it’s just because I like to feel a little tough, but to me this isn’t just a trend but something that I will continue wearing for the foreseeable future!

  17. 17
    September 9th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    VERY my style. i can pull out my studs and spike pieces from high school

  18. 18
    September 9th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I’m too much of a girly girl to rock edgy jewelry! LOL!

  19. 19
    September 9th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Edgy jewelry is my favorite part of the fantasy surge right now! A gritty cousin to the antique key and forest animalia trend. Evokes scenes of dungeon crawling and hell raising, versus stone skipping and tree whispering. Thorny depictions of nature and armor influences are much more my speed. :D

    @Sally, I can totally relate – I’ve got a “No Guts No Glory” pin planned for my blazer’s lapel. Solidarity sister!

  20. 20
    September 9th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Yay! I am in LOVE with studded stuff <3

  21. 21
    September 9th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I love mixing one of these in with a more feminine outfit to toughen it up a little.

  22. 22
    September 9th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Ha, I’ve always loved edgy jewelry. I find that there are pretty great ones at bargain stores like Burlington Coat Factory or Marshalls for under $10!

  23. 23
    September 10th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I absolutely love this trend!! It’s an easy way to make a regular outfit look rock and roll…

  24. 24
    September 10th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I’m totally going to rock my alligator ring! :D

  25. 25
    September 11th, 2012 at 4:10 am

    love edgy bracelets and rings!!!!
    not a big fan of earnings and necklaces…..at all!

  26. 26
    September 11th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Wow! what a great collection, i am impressed by the word done . I must say every single item is unique and beautiful. Especially the rings and the bracelets.

  27. 27
    September 17th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I love jewelry that is unique. So anything that is different and unique always catches my eye. The ones pictured arent necessarily the same types that I design or wear, but I can appreciate the individuality that is allows women to express.

  28. 28
    September 20th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    what about a french comment , the french girl would say ‘ pas mal c’est plutôt réussi ‘

  29. 29
    October 3rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Hey I too love the “edgy trend and rock it all the time :) We sell some cool “edgy” stuff on our online store. The double finger ring and spiked bracelets are the #1 sellers. Absolutely LOVING the new trend!!!

  30. 30
    October 6th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    This is my style – feminine, edgy, classy. Love that it’s being recognized!

  31. 31
    October 16th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    In this article it says, I quote, “stick with simple silhouettes and avoid lots of embellishments.” I completely ignore that though. I wear stacked edgy bracelets plus a ring with a flowy leopard print dress and leather boots. Maybe even add a textured hat. Another example is my love for the look of a silver sequined top with a crazy rose gold necklace and some coated jeans. A graphic tee with weird cutouts and tons of edgy statement jewelry is also something I love to wear. I’m all over this trend.

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