Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Lindsey Lanquist
Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon
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Surely it would surprise no one to hear me call name tags a necessary evil. No one wants to adorn themselves with a glorified human label—an adhesive one that ruins their outfit, no less. But. One of 2019’s most visible sartorial movements—the name jewelry trend—has called this logic into question. Maybe we don’t mind wearing glorified human labels. Maybe we enjoy adorning ourselves with our names. Maybe we like accessories that do the talking—or at least, the introducing—for us.

In its first iteration, the name jewelry trend was perhaps most iconically sported by two abject style goddesses: Carrie Bradshaw (of fictional Sex and the City fame) and Princess Diana. Diana was spotted, on many occasions, sporting a short necklace emblazoned with the letter D. And as SATC fans know well, Carrie wore a “Carrie” necklace throughout the show’s tenure. (The necklace even became a central plot point in one episode.) This trend, as all trends are wont to do, trickled out of the zeitgeist. And then it trickled back in. Name jewelry is now available in basically every jewelry format—earrings, chokers, bracelets, hair accessories—and basically every name format, too (which is really just to say, you can go to Diana initial route, or the Carrie full-name route).

And those who find themselves a bit put off by the whole wearing their name 24/7 thing can rest assured knowing a sub-iteration of the trend has re-emerged, alongside the name jewelry one. Word jewelry—accessories inscribed with various words (not necessarily names)—is as abundantly on offer as name jewelry is. You can sport your favorite curse word. Or announce how #blessed you are to the world. You can don jewelry that renders you a self-proclaimed queen. Hell, you can even wear Marc Jacob’s name in hoop earring form, if that were ever a thing you’d dreamt of.

So crack open a dictionary and remind yourself of all your favorite words. Odds are, they’re currently available in accessory form, just waiting to be sported by the likes of you.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

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We weren’t kidding when we said the Marc Jacobs thing. Logomania has, clearly, found a new home.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A necklace sure to do the talking for you.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

For the person who always has their eye on someone.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A bracelet that fully understands you.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Mix and match as you see fit.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A more classic, Diana-inspired iteration of the name jewelry trend.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

(My initials ;).)

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

For the shopper who took, like, one French class in college.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

With this many letters to choose from, you could spell out veritable words on your ears.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Easily customized.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A surprisingly aughts-y take on a decidedly ’80s- and ’90s-era trend.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

An initial necklace that does the layering work for you.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Remind yourself how loved you are every time you look in the mirror.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Riverdale’s Jughead would be so proud.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

This is 2019 we’re talking about. Of course initial-adorned hair accessories are on the menu.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Show your home state some love.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Brash-kitsch is our new favorite aesthetic.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A particularly colorful way into the movement.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A bracelet that accounts for all of your initials.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Rainbow rhinestones are never not fun.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A ring that just gets you.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

One-third of sugar, spice and everything nice.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A particularly subtle take on a decidedly un-subtle trend.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Classic, bold and just sophisticated enough.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Because mom deserves gifts year-round—not just on Mother’s Day.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Giving new meaning to the phrase “yes man” (or “yes woman!!”).

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

For the shopper who’s #tooblessedtobestressed.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Buy a few, or stick to just one.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Make Carrie Bradshaw proud.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Hoops sure to captivate everyone who looks your way.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Necklaces might be the obvious way into the trend, but bracelets are just as abundant.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Cute, and a little out-of-the-box.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A look that takes full advantage of two of 2019’s favorite trends: name jewelry and layered necklaces.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Need we really justify the inclusion of this one?

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A not-so-subtle reminder of where everyone in your life’s priorities should lie.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Basically a graduation ring that doesn’t require an occasion.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Because the name jewelry trend isn’t all silver and gold.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Everything’s cuter when surrounded by hearts.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A friendly neighborhood reminder than lowercase letters are cute, too.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Name necklace-inspired, without saying anything at all.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Not into donning your initials? Sport your ABCs, instead.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A sweet gift to you or anyone else in need of a (decidedly on-trend) gesture of love.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Seated at the intersection of trendy camp and straight-up trend, these earrings are some of the most zeitgeist-y around.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

In case you prefer circles to simple initials.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

The mom iterations are our absolute favorite.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Because sometimes you want to whisper your initials, not scream them.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Almost like a dog tag, rendered for the modern age.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A statement hoop that’s only fully revealed when you turn from side to side.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Yet another dose of aughts appeal, courtesy of Forever 21’s font choices.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Equal parts sophisticated, on-trend and low-key.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Amazing how far a few colorful rhinestone can go.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

A classic—and charmingly sparkly—take on the movement.

STYLECASTER | Word and Name Jewelry Is Having a Moment, Because Carrie Bradshaw Is a Forever Fashion Icon

Perhaps the simplest way in—and the least likely to age out of the zeitgeist.

 

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