With the start of the year comes exciting new fashion and styles to look forward to, be it with clothing, footwear, accessories, jewellery, and watches! We decided to focus on the latter, with the latest trends in jewellery and watches, so that you can update your look subtly, without making a major financial investment. Survey your current wardrobe and consider what kinds of jewellery you most often wear, as well as the last time you bought a watch that boasted a strong fashion element, as much as it was functional.
For jewellery, the more over sized, the better! Thick cuff bangles, found in fluid, monochromatic materials like wood or silver are popular, make a great statement, and can be made more prominent over sweaters than the thinner bracelet variety. Another option would be to layer thinner bracelets with one or two unique details, like studded open ends, to create a high dose of shine with a bit of movement. For necklaces, the lariat, lasso shape is coming back into popularity, equipped with tassels adorning the ends, while chunky, eclectic pieces that cover the majority of the collar still reign as stylish. For earrings, chandelier shapes will always be present, and now the ’90s teardrop is making a huge comeback! Also resurfacing in jewellery is the hue of rose gold; get ready to see it mixed in with white and yellow gold pieces.
Watches have reached new heights as the ultimate fashion accessory; now that most people confer to their cell phones or computers for the time, watches have had a new moment as a fun accessory, instead of just a timekeeper, that can be changed on a daily basis. Unisex is still quite popular, and don’t be afraid to go for neon hues and metallics. Bracelet-like details, like arms that wrap around the wrist and concealed watch faces help the time piece assimilate into its new, more fashion-forward role.