The 8 Must-Have Jewelry Trends of 2018
With less layers to play with as temperatures heat up, updating your look with jewelry becomes style hack number one. A crop of on-trend baubles provides an instant refresh as you transition into a new season, re-energizing your style without requiring a total closet overhaul. Whether you're partial to major earrings (hint: this is your year) or you prefer to play with stackable styles like pinky rings, 2018's jewelry options are as impactful as they are plentiful. Ahead, we've broken down the must-have jewelry trends of the year, and shopped them out at every price point.
Nineties-style gold hoops came back with a vengeance last year — and while the silhouette is showing no signs of slowing down, the style has evolved. This year's hoops are offered in all types of bold colors and materials, from beads to pearls to resin and beyond.
ADORE Jewelry Signature Organic Circle Classic Hoop Earring
Total transparency came down the Spring 2018 runways in the form of clear plastic handbags and see-through boots. Naturally, the trend has trickled into jewelry, meaning lucite, glass, and plastic baubles abound.
Super Long Earrings
This season's earrings are all about maximum drama and what better way to achieve that look than with a dangly pair of shoulder dusters? The longer, the better.
Saint Laurent Silver-Plated Crystal Clip-On Earrings
Kaia Gerber rocked these Saint Laurent Silver-Plated Crystal Clip-On Earrings ($895) on the Spring 2018 runway in Paris, so get your supermodel on in a pair that's guaranteed to turn heads.
The pinky ring has a colorful past, having been associated with everyone from Victorian-era singletons to mobsters to rappers. These days, they're adorning the It girl set as cheeky additions to stylish stacks.
Zoe Chicco 14K Pave and Marquis Diamond Signet Ring
Kick it up a notch with a sparkly Zoe Chicco 14K Pave and Marquis Diamond Signet Ring ($1,200).
Floral motifs for the ears are in full bloom. This season's bouquets are sculptural and bold, ranging from classic gold to vibrant hues.
Marni Gold-Tone, Leather, Crystal, and Resin Earrings
Make a striking, feminine statement in these Marni Gold-Tone, Leather, Crystal, and Resin Earrings ($700).
Oscar De La Renta Flower Garden Hoop Earrings
Take your hoop game to the next level with these whimsically elegant Oscar De La Renta Flower Garden Hoop Earrings ($435).
Ocean-themed jewelry can go tacky fast, but designers this season have found a way to use the mysteries of the deep as inspo for all manner of chic baubles, like shell-embellished bracelets and mystical mermaid earrings.
Ellery Lunation Shell-Embellished Layered Choker
Think of this Ellery Lunation Shell-Embellished Layered Choker ($474) as the fashion girl's answer to the puka shell necklace.
Elizabeth and James Mallory Agate Mermaid Drop Earrings
Channel your inner Ariel with these surprisingly sophisticated Elizabeth and James Mallory Agate Mermaid Drop Earrings ($185).
The asymmetric aesthetic is still going strong and brands are wising up to that fact, offering earring sets that coordinate without veering into matchy-matchy territory.
Alexander McQueen Crystal-Embellished Earrings
Add an edgy twist to evening looks with these Alexander McQueen Crystal-Embellished Earrings ($1,195).
Tory Burch Embellished Fish Mismatched Earrings
Go fish. These Tory Burch Embellished Fish Mismatched Earrings ($258) let you nail the sea-inspired trend, as well.
These aren't your grandma's pins. This year's brooches are unapologetically bold. From brilliant bows to cheeky phrases, the fashion crowd is donning them on everything from denim to cashmere.
Gucci Crystal-Embellished Printed Grosgrain Brooch
Wear this sporty awards-inspired Gucci Crystal-Embellished Printed Grosgrain Brooch ($515) like a badge of honor.