2018 Trends In Jewelry: A Beginner’s Guide

2018 Trends In Jewelry: A Beginner's Guide

As the new year emerges, so does new trends for the world of fashion. This includes everything from dresses, to blouses, to skirts, to accessories. 

The trend in 2018 seems to be less is more. People are opting out trying to wear extremely elaborate outfits, and are sticking to single colors. Monochrome outfits are huge this year, and the only way you can make a monochrome outfit pop is with the right accessories. 

Accessories include everything from hats to scarves to jewelry, so imagine how much you can say with your outfit based on these simple pieces. Out of all the accessories you can choose from, the one that you should pay close attention to for the 2018 year is jewelry.

Trendy Jewelry

Major high fashion brands such as Dior and Balmain all laid down the new trends regarding jewelry with their Spring/Summer 2018 show as well as their Pre-Fall 2018 show. They all seem to point in the direction that caters to the monochrome movement.

You want to keep your outfits adhering to a single color and accent it with a large jewelry item. 

A lot of the latest jewelry trends are drawing inspiration from pieces that your mother or grandmother might have worn. Get ready to go through their closets because you never know what you might find in there. 

Continue reading for a breakdown regarding several of the current jewelry trends as well as some of the jewelry you might see people wearing as the weather gets warm.

What Are Some New Trends In The Jewelry For 2018?

Jewelry has a way of never letting you down because it evolves in such a way that you never get bored. You may have noticed that a lot of fashion has built from the trends witnessed in the 80s and 90s.

The same applies to jewelry trends in 2018 since a lot of fashion brands have given life to jewelry items that were iconic during those time periods. 

Taking A Look At Jewelry Trends 2018

Smart Jewelry

As technology advances, more and more companies are finding ways to combine both fashion and tech to result in something the fashion world has never seen before. Simply put, smart jewelry is the ideal marriage of brains and beauty.

Wearable technology, otherwise known as smart jewelry, doesn't have to be masculine or ugly in design to ensure that it is helpful as well as high tech.

Thanks to the efforts of several startups along with major companies, smart jewelry is becoming something that you can wear without it causing an eyesore.

You can forget about the designs of some of the initial smart jewelry you may have noticed because the smart jewelry available today makes those seem ancient. In fact, some smart jewelry comes with materials such as leather, stainless steel, and even wood. 

Smart jewelry is the future, and some of the designs we've seen make the items not even look high-tech. This is the beauty of these new wearables because no one would suspect that the eco-friendly bracelet made out of wood contains such advanced technology that it can improve your life.

Wearing Smart Bracelet

A lot of smart jewelry we've noticed contain a versatile design so that you can wear them as a bracelet, a necklace or even a pendant. With the price of one jewelry piece, you can find three different ways to accessorize your outfit.

Once you wear smart jewelry, you should expect it to track the number of calories you burn; your total distance traveled, the amount of time you sleep as well as the quality of your sleep. All you have to do is download its companion app and voila! You have access to the inner workings of your body.

Improving your lifestyle and living a healthy life is becoming a trend that will impact people’s lives for the good. Thankfully, smart jewelry is one step closer towards that direction. In less than two years time, everyone will be relying on smart jewelry to improve their lives. 

Anklets 

While anklets have been around for centuries, it wasn't until the 1970’s when it started to make a major appearance in Western culture. Throughout the west, anklets are seen to be a fixture of American fashion. 

For the 2018 year, anklets are here to stay. You may have worn anklets back in your high school days and probably thought these jewelry pieces would ever see the light of day as you aged. You can't imagine how wrong you were, so hopefully, you didn't throw out any of those old anklets.

Keep in mind that the anklets you're going to see being flaunted around in the summertime won't look exactly like the ones that appeared around the 1970's. Most of the anklets during the 70s included the engravings of the wearer's name, which might be seen as too tacky for 2018.

Anklets in 2018 will appear much more minimalist in design since simple touches are the preferred fashion route. Think of wrapping an elegant gold chain around your ankle that only has a single pearl as an accentuating feature.

For those who don’t want to go out of their way to purchase an anklet, you should feel free to wear that bracelet that was too big for your wrist. 

Brooches

You may have noticed brooches were making a comeback on the runway during the 2017 fashion shows, but they made an appearance again during the 2018 shows. Brooches are what fashion experts like to call a timeless accessory because they never truly go out of style.

Initially, brooches were used for practical reasons. However, fashion evolved to the point that the need for brooches in a functional sense was no longer necessary. Around the 20s and 30s, people started to place brooches on their dresses, handbags, and even shoes.

Woman Wearing Broch

These were seen as ornate pins that made an outfit more distinguished, so you can imagine why brooches weren't as common when fashion started to become more grungy. 

For 2018, ornate accessories are back in full force, so you can feel free to wear brooches of varying gems and styles. A lot of brooches seen on runways this year featured a combination of gems, which gave a monochrome outfit the pop it needed. 

Conclusion

While chokers were huge in 2017, you can say goodbye to them in 2018. However, you never want to throw out any piece of jewelry you own because you never know when it could come back in style. 

Hopefully, the three jewelry trends we expect to see everywhere in 2018 gave you some inspiration to update your accessories. Who knows, you might have some of these pieces lodged in your jewelry box somewhere? 

Resources:

PureWow
Vogue

Leave a Comment: