The jewellery trends from 2017 to keep on rocking next year
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Yesteryear’s bling is just as golden for 2018
If you've been eyeing your jewellery collection and divvying out what to keep or give away in a bid to spring clean, you might just want to hold on to some of those pieces until you get to the end of this article. ...But hang on, what about getting new stuff, especially if you plan to keep your look current for 2018?
Well, consider taking your trendspotting cues from the past twelve months, and work the combination of (sorta) upcycling and shopping your stash to turn up new ways to wear your bling. All you need is a bit of creativity when it comes to mixing things up — and maybe a dash of venturing outside your comfort zone — to see your collection in a new light. Below, we forecast four jewellery trends that will continue to be big in 2018:
BIG, BOLD HOOPS Jenny from the block had the right idea all along; only 2018's hoop earrings go more the architectural route than the oversized binder rings of the noughties. Sleek geometry, voluminous curves and textures will be how you switch up this jewellery classic.
LAYERED PENDANTS If you're going to draw attention to your neck, you might as well go the whole nine yards and drape your décolletage with eye-catching pendants, be it a handful of 'em on a single necklace or a few chains artfully worn in varying lengths. And if your outfit happens to have a lower neckline, all the better.
RING STACKS You can never wear one too many rings. That right there is the golden rule of thumb, with fashionistas dressing up their fingers the way they layer their outfits for fashion week. Tip: Go big with statement rings rocking semi-precious centre stones or unique silhouettes to really play up your stacking game.
UP IN CHAINS Surely you've seen all the ads of Lady Gaga fronting a certain iconic jewellery house wearing a certain ball and chain collection plastered all over town. Not only was this a shook moment for jewellery in 2017, it means gritty is the new pretty.