Trend Watch: The Bead Generation

Beads. They are everywhere.

Beaded bracelets, beaded necklaces — a style that is not only gripping the nation, but is also making its mark on an international scale. Everywhere you look, it’s all about colorful beads. Whether they’re made with semi-precious stone, wood, bone, metal, or macrame, you’ve seen them in boutiques, on celebrities, and on your friends.

What’s more — this style isn’t just for us women. Even our favorite men are jumping on the bead train and are sporting beaded accessories. Male celebs like Chris Brown, Joe Jonas, Jay-Z, Johnny Depp, and Justin Bieber to name a few.

They’re especially stylish worn in stacks, and can be worn dressy or casual. Some have charms, some have tassels, some have rhinestones. And if you want to get into top designer lines, some even have diamonds. Why am I loving this trend in particular? Because it’s a fun way to express your own sense of style, and to me, that’s what fashion is all about: finding different and unique ways to share your personality with those around you.

Some of my favorite designers for the beaded-jewelry trend are Nialaya, M.Cohen, and Velina.

Check out some pictures of your favorite stars wearing beaded bracelets and necklaces below.

Shenae Grimes

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 22: Actress Shenae Grimes attends The Weinstein Company with The Cinema Society & Altoids screening of “Submarine” at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema on May 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

blake lively beads Trend Watch: The Bead Generation

NEW YORK – MAY 13: Actress Blake Lively arrives at the CW Network’s Upfront at Lincoln Center on May 13, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

2011 CMT Music Awards - Arrivals

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 08: Singer Justin Bieber attends the 2011 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" - Arrivals

ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 07: Actor Johnny Depp arrives at premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ held at Disneyland on May 7, 2011 in Anaheim, California. Proceeds from the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

2011 NCLR ALMA Awards - Arrivals
SANTA MONICA, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Jessica Alba arrives at the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards held at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on September 10, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images for NCLR)




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