Some trends you may never end up trying. Matrix-inspired sunglasses, cowboy boots, patent leather pants — those styles may be better left to the fashion thrill-seekers. But when it comes to jewelry, every runway trend is wearable, no matter how daring you define your style. In other words, it's easy to incorporate the full gamut of seasonal jewelry trends into your closet, er, jewelry box. With the latest fashion month finally in the rear view mirror, it's an apt time to look at the runway jewelry trends for Fall/Winter 2019 that'll inevitably make their way into real life over the next few months.
If your eyes light up for anything that glistens, then you'll be pleased to hear that chandelier-inspired baubles will be staying put for now. On the mixed metal front, several designers showed their iterations of gold and silver pieces ranging from dainty anklets and pinky rings all the way to tough biker-worthy earrings and chokers all stacked on top of each other. There was texture, pops of color, and even a few elegant brooches on the runway too. Ahead, nine runway jewelry trends to take note of and some shopping if you don't feel like waiting until fall (no need, really).
The Trend: Pinky Rings, As Seen At Valentino
The last couple of months chunky, architectural metal rings have reigned supreme, and while those are likely to stay put for spring, a more delicate take should also be on your radar. For Valentino's F/W 19 collection, Pierpaolo Piccioli sent models down the runway clutching on to petite bags, which accentuated the piece in question: a statement pinky ring. The show-stealing bauble featured a pearl encircled by an abstract gold motif that all equated to the most perfect cocktail ring you've ever seen.
The Trend: Lucite, As Seen At Dries Van Noten
Lucite is arguably the fashion world's new favorite material to work with as of late. It's sleek, bold, and can come in just about any color you want. Dries Van Noten stuck with a clear bracelet for its Fall/Winter 2019 runway, which added dimension when layered over a lavender floral dress.
The Trend: Heavy Metal, As Seen At Alexander McQueen
Leave it to designer Sarah Burton to bring back tough, biker-inspired jewelry. Her models marched down the Alexander McQueen runway bedecked in spiky earrings pinned next to chain links and teamed up with punk chokers. The result is wildly cool and would translate to real life when worn with something softer, like a simple silk slip dress.
The Trend: Chandelier, As Seen At Loewe
The sparkly chandelier trend is one jewelry fad has swept this season's runways. These ultra-glam earrings have proven to complement unexpected pieces ranging from a t-shirt and jeans all the way to a boxy blazer and slacks. Loewe included the look in its Fall/Winter 2019 collection, and coming from the label that's especially praised for its accessories, that's a major stamp of approval.
The Trend: Brooches, As Seen At Gucci
There's so much to unpack from Alessandro Michele's latest collection for Gucci, but the brooches are what gets the mention today. These unassuming pins proved to be the coolest way to add a touch of eccentricity to a look. Grab one from your grandma or head to your favorite flea market — there are brooches everywhere if you start looking.
The Trend: Asymmetry, As Seen At Altuzarra
The single earring trend has been a popular Instagram trend for some time, and Altuzarra cemented asymmetry as a worthy jewelry trend with its latest runway collection in Paris. Whether you're mixing and matching or letting an earring fly solo, the options for this look are virtually infinite and assuredly stylish.
The Trend: Arts and Crafts, As Seen At Stella McCartney
More than any other accessory, jewelry feels innately feels artisanal thanks to hand techniques and creative materials, so it's no surprise to spot a nod to arts and crafts. Stella McCartney took the trend literally with a pair of paper clip earrings featuring a couple dozen multicolor clips on each. To translate this playful trend, consider iterations with ribbons, woven materials, beads, and other DIY-inspired pieces.
The Trend: Unexpected Pearls, As Seen At Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung illustrated the show-stopping potential of pearls this season. Veering away from the traditional strand, he included a pair of waist-grazing earrings that re-define what constitutes statement jewelry. If the thought of wearing those makes your earlobes ache, then consider another interpretation of the bold pearl trend by way of an unconventional necklace or ring.
The Trend: Anklets, As Seen At Givenchy
Despite their '90s affiliations, anklets are a refined and often overlooked piece of jewelry. But, this season Givenchy gave them their sartorial due. Accessorize with a pair of heels, loafers, or even over your ankle-strap sandals for a cool layered look.