Gold chains

Fashion trends are cyclical, and while eccentricity and maximalism may reign in one area, they'll undoubtedly minimize in another. Case in point: dramatic earrings are in, so necklaces are paring back. Specifically, gold chains. From jewelry designer Kathleen Whitaker's fine gold chain to fashion assistants, the simple—charmless—gold chain is having a moment.

Forget pendants or baubles, the newest way to adorn your neck is with a plain chain—the simpler the better.