We often champion statement jewelry as the easiest way to add interest to an outfit. And, this time, we're talking about some bling that's maybe a little less mainstream but is quickly gaining steam among the fashion set. So, put aside those rhinestone bibs and chandelier earrings to hear us out for a moment. Eagle talons and "monster" claws are the backbone to jewelry's newest trend, which is making its way to the top of our holiday wish lists.
So, we've culled 22 animal-inspired pieces that'll give your style an instant edge. Not sure how to don these peculiar buys? Pair them with feminine wardrobe staples for a look that's equal parts girly and grunge. Not your vibe? There are still plenty of tame pieces for those looking to approach the trend more subtly. So, have at it — and make this unique accessory your own.