With New York Fashion Week 2017 securely in our rear view, the emergence of the new hot trends for 2018 have just started landing at retailers. With so much changing in the fashion landscape this coming year it can be daunting figuring out how to accessorize each new look, which is why we’ve put together a comprehensive overview of how to navigate the fashion jewellery trends for 2018.
As with every year, fashionistas worldwide this season collectively held their breath waiting on Pantone, the foremost authority on hues, to decree the “it” color of 2018. The verdict: Ultra Violet. Despite its intensifier, the color itself is a pretty, blue-based purple that’s actually easy to wear for all skin tones, and gives license to more muted versions like lavender and periwinkle: perfect for spring. Translated into fashion jewellery, pops of purple, lavender, and periwinkle can be worn in necklaces; earrings, or rings, like this one from Stuller. Since ultra violet is a blue-based purple, you can also set off your lavender ensemble with blue sapphires or opals.
Perhaps an indication of the direction 2018 trends are heading, the choice of a bold purplish hue as the year’s go-to color was followed by a slew of other bold fashion motifs. Big, bright florals were shown head-to-toe, with some models wearing more than one print at once in a nod to both the bright flower prints of the 60’s and the power clash dressing of the 80’s. Sequins were also predominant, with designers’ philosophy seeming to be less skin; more shine.
Translated into ready-to-wear fashion, you may opt to pick one daring piece or go all in, but the lessons of runway accessorizing for these looks are worth following. Models in bright, audacious colors wore transparent or white diamond earrings, like these chandeliers from Canadian Rocks, which captured the hues of their outfits in the prisms. Similarly, garments laden with sequins were shown with neutral or coordinating gemstones, like this edgy pair from Hearts on Fire, or the show-stoppers from Frederic Sage. With plaid, you can go either way, depending on your appetite for pattern. To keep the look strictly traditional, accessorize with natural pearls (another jewellery trend for 2018). For a more modern take, switch up your plaid with multi-colored metal and diamond earrings, and throw on a bangle or two.
A few fashion jewellery trends for 2018 are continuation of, or improvement upon, trends of 2017. Some will be sad and some will be glad, but the summer music festival-inspired looks of the last few years are not going anywhere. Several designers showed models in “all-access bracelets” reminiscent of the paper bands that allow entrance to VIP sections of outdoor concerts. Another trend going strong is the layered look. With both necklaces and bracelets, mixing and matching colors, textures, and patterns remains a favorite style of accessorizing in 2018. Achieve this look with bracelets from the Optima collection by Hearts on Fire.
Whatever your fashion jewellery needs in 2018, you can depend on Clowes Jewellers to carry the latest and greatest styles with unsurpassed quality and customer service. A member of the Red Deer, Alberta community since 1954, Clowes is conveniently located in the Bower Place Shopping Centre and an authorized retailer of fine fashion jewellery as well as a plentiful inventory of bridal jewellery. With proximity to Edmonton, Clowes is the premiere destination for fine jewellery in Central Alberta. Come visit Clowes today to discover for yourself why Clowes Jewellers is “Where Central Alberta Gets Engaged.”