While some people focus on new years resolutions, others are more interested in the jewellery trends for the new year. As we move into 2019, seasonal must-haves include throwback charm belts, decorative chokers, and statement earrings. However, some designers are thinking outside the box and building jewellery into their catwalk staples. In this article, we explore the 2019 jewellery trends in more detail.
Last year, Gucci set the more-is-more jewellery trend. In 2019, we can expect to see more brands implementing this approach with their new collections. To do this, one of the most popular choices is the layer and stack trend. Whether it’s rings, bracelets, or necklaces, wearing multiple accessories together will help you to remain on-trend. The French fashion house, Chloé, have even used the layer and stack trend on the toes, with catwalk models’ adorning their feet with multiple toe rings.
Last season, a number of big hats were seen on the runway. This spring, we can expect to see these replaced with jewelled headwear. For the high society events, bejewelled tiaras are making a come back. Simone Rocha has already released headwear inspired by 16th century Tang portraits, while Gucci has brought a glitter waterfall topper to the runway.
Last season, the classic hoop made a comeback. In 2019, we can expect to see the jewellery box staple reappear with a rethought design. Loewe and Matty Bovan have relaunched their classic hoop with a crafty twist, creating a pair of statement earrings. Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli, on the other hand, took the opposite approach and removed the bottom of the hoop. Instead of filling in the middle, they thickened the top of the design for a dramatic twist.
In 2018, the 90s inspired choker made a comeback. In 2019, it will remain a must-have. With a wide variety of colours and styles, there is a choker to suit every outfit. If you’re heading to the office, pair a dainty chain with your work outfit for added sophistication. If you’re planning a night on the town, pair a thick statement choker with a little black dress for a quick and easy outfit. For all you rock chicks out there, Vetements and Junya Watanabe have just released a studded black choker. If you’re looking for something interchangeable, Marni, Hermès, Christian Dior, and Off-White have released a series of chain chokers. In 2019, we can expect to see these worn over a shirt collar instead of against the skin.
This season, get ready for the return of the charm belt. Often styled with pearls and pastel colours, the statement belt can be worn with both casual and smart outfits. If you’re looking for something a little out of the box, Altuzarra has released a belt which includes string-tied shells. With a similar vibe, one of the Versace belts includes darts mixed with enamelled flowers.
Shoulder dusters are set to make a come back in 2019. Last year, the pendant earring remained as popular as ever. Throughout the year, the length of the jewellery increased, with some pieces grazing the ribs and sternum. In 2019, we can expect to see slightly shorter earrings, with many designers releasing classic shoulder dusters.
The most out-there jewellery trend of 2019 will be built-in jewellery. By this, we mean jewellery that is incorporated into clothing. While the purpose of this is predominantly decorative, the jewellery may double as structural support. Louis Vuitton has embellished precious gemstones into their clothing, eliminating the need for separate jewellery. Y/Project and Matty Bovan have gone that step further and suspended some of their dresses from decorative chokers. In these pieces, the jewellery is for both structural and decorative purposes.
In 2019, chunky cuffs will be a favourite aesthetic. Ornate cuffs are popular for many reasons, including their likeness to sculptural art. When it comes to fashion, wearable art is the next big thing. Benefitting from a large surface area, cuffs have the space to fit intricate detailing that would not be possible on a smaller piece. Available in a range of styles and colours, chunky cuffs are also a great way to add colour into your outfit. If you’re not a fan of statement pieces, don’t worry; you’ll still look on-trend with a simple cuff. For a timeless appearance, stick to gold or silver jewellery. This way, you can be sure the cuff will last for years to come.
Another big trend of 2019 will be chunky necklaces. First becoming popular in 2018, they can be layered with delicate necklaces for a unique and personal look. Although any combination of necklaces will work for layering, chunky chains will be particularly popular this season. Ideal for those looking to save time in the morning, a chunky chain can instantly add a focal point to your look. When paired with a simple outfit, a statement chain will add a dash of glamour to your 2019 look. Better still, they don’t require hours of styling to look great; if you’re running late, pair a chunky chain with a simple black dress and you’ll be good to go.
To remain on-trend in 2019, take note of the jewellery trends above. With Christmas out of the way, many businesses use January to get back into the swing of things. For many people, this can make the first months of the year particularly busy. With this in mind, it’s vital to have a few go-to outfits that can be thrown on before heading out of the door. For a simple but eye-catching look, throw on a chunky cuff and a pair of shoulder dusters and you’ll be good to go.