The Bling Ring: Festive Jewellery Trends of the Season

These may well be the most exciting months of the year. From New Year soirees to music festivals and all the weddings in between, all the good stuff seem to be winter fixtures, leading right up to February. With a mood of celebrations in the air, you are ready and dressed up for every festive moment. But have you giving your accessories a thought? At élanstreet, we finish every ensemble with baubles and always look for ways to break the clutter. Here are our style notes of the season’s chicest and most unconventional festive jewellery trends.

Maangtika & Headgears


The new hair jewel is nothing like what your grandmother and mother wore. Get a sleek chain maang-tika or a sleek headgear to update the old ornament with new patterns and designs. The trick is to choose a light and elegant design, nothing too flashy or heavy. The right one will cover you from music festivals to New Year madness.

Delicate neckpieces


While the last few seasons have been all about statement bling, the emphasis has now shifted to more dainty darlings. Minimal necklaces don’t scream for attention, yet an edgy pattern will always turn heads. Layer a few pieces to make for a statement look that goes perfectly with a dress or a saree.

Haathphool & Hand Harness


Nothing beats the essential charm of a watch, but hand ornaments definitely top the season’s must-have list. Balancing rock and chic, these pieces suit varied ensembles, from lehengas to cocktail tuxedos. Hand harnesses are naturally statement pieces, but you can start with a subtle pattern.

Traditional bangles


Dig into your heirloom treasures because a kangan is all it takes to update an ensemble for any festive occasion. Unexpectedly flattering with Western wear and fusion outfits, opt for contemporary bracelets with fringe details and new metals, or even colourful pom-poms for a bohemian vibe.



Our cheapest addition to the list! Add a single bud in your braid for a romantic look or pick a floral crown for maximal impact. Fresh blooms are the easiest pick to channel some flower power, but may wither under harsh lights or on a long day. For such times, replace the blossoms with a floral hair accessory.

So, here was your guide to all the major jewellery trends of the year. You will be covered till spring dawns. Stay tuned for more style trends coming up soon. 

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