As we weathered the darkest days of the pandemic in 2020, we saw a host of trends in fashion and homewares designed to make us feel better. From rainbows to candy-style beads, they all came to the fore in an explosion of mood-boosting colour.
This year, with more hope on the horizon, designers are still producing whimsical-style pieces that hark back to more carefree days. And you can’t get more bright and breezy than big plastic cocktail rings in neon hues and primary brights.
British Vogue has recently highlighted this very look, with celebrities adopting acrylic and resin rings in their droves and gleefully showcasing them on their social media feeds. For example, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus and the Hadid sisters Gigi and Bella have all been photographed wearing kaleidoscopic rings – and you know that where they lead, their legions of fans will follow.
We think this is a great trend, as it’s a really fun alternative to classic sparkling gemstones for the lighter days of springtime. It also packs a big style punch, especially if you make like Miley and wear your chunky rings on more than one finger.
The look is a real nod to the 90s nostalgia that has been so huge recently, which in turn made reference to the 1960s and a passion for PVC among designers like Pierre Cardin and André Courrèges.
It’s also ideal if you don’t want to invest too much in fashion at the moment, as acrylic rings are inexpensive yet can provide a hint of that feelgood factor whenever you glance down. They’re just the thing for Zoom meetings and trips out for essential shopping, helping you to feel dressed up without being overdone.
There will come a day when you can get your bling game back – but until then, why not slip on a few easygoing acrylic rings and adopt a touch of childlike whimsy?
To get you started, we’ve got loads of statement rings in our collection here at Majique. We love this big blue style, while this one in a coral red is great for the warmer months. Both have gold-toned bands to keep your fingers comfortable beneath the acrylic.
Shop now and don’t forget to share the results with us on our social channels!