'00s Chunky Bead Necklaces Are Back, Thanks to Harry Styles
The perfect statement accessory for the summer season.
From pearl necklaces to the viral JW Anderson cardigan, Harry Styles is one of the biggest influences in fashion today. It’s no surprise that with the release of his latest album Harry’s House, the star is opening a new chapter in his style journey — the return of the ’00s chunky beaded necklace.
As a middle schooler in the mid-’00s, I remember taking mirror selfies on my digital camera to show off my acrylic bead necklaces, which I owned in almost any color. My go-to fit to pair with the accessory would be a white T-shirt layered underneath a spaghetti strap tank top with an extra thick buckle belt.
While not exactly worn with the questionable fashion choices of the aughts, Styles has been sporting a wide range of chunky bead necklaces, pairing a transparent blue design with a white tee and knit cardigan. He also wore brick orange and rainbow iterations of the accessory on his latest cover for Better Homes & Gardens, accompanying the statement piece with graphic tank tops and comfy pajamas, courtesy of stylist Harry Lambert.
Ever since the star began wearing the beaded necklaces, Etsy now has countless listings with the keywords “Harry Styles” and “beads necklaces,” offered in a variety of colors. éliou, the Miami-based brand behind all of Styles’ buzzy looks, creates everything from clear acrylic beaded styles to clay designs featuring beads in different shapes and sizes. The star even has a few designs custom-made by the independent label, aptly named the Harry Necklace.
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A perfect statement accessory for the summer season, the chunky beaded necklace can be styled simply with a white T-shirt or a band tee. You can also layer the piece with other dainty jewelry like chains and pearl necklaces for an elevated beach look.
Peep some of Harry Styles’ highlight outfits featuring the buzzy necklaces above and head over to brands such as éliou to shop the ’00s chunky beads trend.