Be on Top of the Hottest Jewelry Trends of 2018

Weather’s warming up and jewelry is starting to really shine. As we’re pulling out all our sparkly goodies, we’re looking to see what trends are hot this year. We’re seeing a lot of new trends that we weren’t totally expecting. Check out the 2018 jewelry trends that are really taking off this season and some of our favorite picks for each!

Statement Hoops

There are a whole bunch of trends in the earring department this season, but we’re loving the statement hoop look! This really gives you an opportunity to show your style with some color and funk.

Translucent Jewelry

A more interesting look, translucent jewelry is making a charge this season. This is certainly for the bold, and perfect if you’re really looking to stand out!

Super Long Earrings

We’re seeing some crazy long earrings this year! Chunky, skinny, metal, bright colors… you name it, if it’s long, rock it! While we have slight anxiety about these getting caught on things (yikes!), we really like the look, so keep that in mind when you rock these bad boys.

Pinky Rings

Give us all the rings! We’re loving pinky rings this year. You’ve already got your midi rings and now we’re adding extra bling to the pinkies. Keep it subtle or really make a statement with some serious bling. The choice is yours!

Flower Earrings

We’re all about flower power, so we’re definitely on the flower earring train! This whimsical trend really ties in with the warmer weather and has a lot of versatility and variety within it. You can go subtle with smaller flowers and muted tones, or really go bright and bold depending on your style.

Sea Jewelry

Moving into summer, this trend is perfect. Incorporate the ocean and beach into your everyday look. We love seeing shells incorporated for that nautical feel. It just has us daydreaming of beach days all week long!

Mismatched Earrings

Let’s be honest -- not 100% sure if we’re completely on board with this one, but it’s certainly making its mark. We can dig some of the more subtle mismatching, whether it be a slight variation in length or design, but wouldn’t recommend grabbing one half of two completely different pairs of earrings for this look.

Brooches

How fun! These aren’t your average brooches from Grandma’s house. The brooch trend is coming back with a vengeance and new, youthful designs are popping up all around. We love the idea of adding some bling to your clothes in addition to your jewelry!

Pendant Necklaces

Who doesn’t love a good pendant necklace? This is one of those statement pieces we think everyone should have. Definitely on the list to add to your collection this season if you don’t already have a favorite because we don’t see this one leaving anytime soon!

Summer Wedding Dress Trends

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With a new season comes new wedding dress trends! This summer, ditch the sleeves and embrace fun textures as you prepare to walk down the aisle. Think warm weather, slight breeze blowing your dress in the wind, and a glowing sun as you pick out your dream summer wedding dress!

IMAGE COURTESY OF: MODWEDDING

IMAGE COURTESY OF: MODWEDDING

IMAGE COURTESY OF: SYBRAND CILLIE

IMAGE COURTESY OF: SYBRAND CILLIE

Finding a wedding dress with flirty hints of lace is perfect for summer! Whether you go sleeveless or strapless, the lace accents will be thin and airy for the warm summer heat.

IMAGE COURTESY OF: MODWEDDING

IMAGE COURTESY OF: MODWEDDING

IMAGE COURTESY OF: FOX GOWN

IMAGE COURTESY OF: FOX GOWN

Beat the heat during your big day with a wedding dress that isn’t full of puffy layers and extra weight. Wearing a dress with lighter material, such a chiffon or silk, will be beneficial in the warm weather.

IMAGE COURTESY OF: LUULLA

IMAGE COURTESY OF: LUULLA

IMAGE COURTESY OF: BRIDAL MUSINGS

IMAGE COURTESY OF: BRIDAL MUSINGS

Having a little extra skin showing is another great way to stay cool at your summer wedding. Pair that with a light material dress and you’ll be dancing the night away all while staying fresh and cool!

Summer Nail Trends

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IMAGE SOURCE: JACOB REISCHEL

IMAGE SOURCE: JACOB REISCHEL

New season, new nail trends! This summer, be prepared to see fun shapes and different nail colors! With bright splashes of colors and detail oriented designs, your options for your next manicure are endless.

IMAGE SOURCE: MICHELLE QUINN

IMAGE SOURCE: MICHELLE QUINN

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Take a break from the traditional square-cut nails and go for a more unique, almond shape!

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It’s not only just for clothes anymore, stripes are hot for this season's nail trend!

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The classy trend continues. Ditch the colors and paint on some sleek, white polish!

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Wedding Trends of 2017

 

We are counting down the days to the start of the 2017 wedding season! Have you begun designing your big day? We want to help jump start your planning process with our top 4 picks of 2017 wedding trends. 


Want to impress your guests? Dazzle them with something extra in the sky! Aerial decor is one of the newest and biggest trends of 2017. Couples are adding this extra detail to really top off (pun intended!) their big day's design.  So whether you want a floral chandelier or have edison bulbs hanging over your reception tables, there is an aerial concept for every type of style.  


Yay for metallics! We love that this trend shines on in 2017! Metallic shades of copper, rose gold and pewter continue to be mixed into wedding designs. As with most design elements, you need to find a balance so that your full concept is at it's best. We like a design that mixes metallic accents with softer color palettes, like blush tones and ivory. 

 


Who doesn't love flowers! Floral design has become one of the more important details of wedding design and we are loving the trend. Long gone are the days where roses took center stage! Think soft-petal blooms! Peonies, dahlias, Japanese ranunculus are in high demand not just for the bridal party flowers but statement pieces on your bar, incorporated into your ceremony and anywhere you need that extra wow factor. These beautiful blooms add romance to your big day's style. 


For years brides were sticking with soft palettes of blushes, creams and taupes. Now we are moving into the trend of color; bright, bold and exciting color. Wedding design is heading to make strong statements and bride's first entry into big design is through the use of color. Its a great way to add warmth to a large space or showcase your personal style on your wedding day. 

2016 wedding trends

Shimmering fabrics, teacup gowns, and 3D florals.

 

Mira Zwillinger’s 2016 collection covers all the bases – beautifully cut fabric florals, bright glimmering lace, chiffon and silks and knee-length dresses.

 

Monique Lhuillier’s newest 2016 collection also offers stunning inspiration for gowns as well. Full-length ball gowns are a hot trend. Going for a fairy tail wedding dress? Now is your time!


Go for the gold!

Make your wedding invites POP with a bold metallic – silver, gold, gunmetal or bronze! You can use foiled paper for invites or stamp using metallic ink.

Image courtesy of:  Bridal Musings

Image courtesy of: Bridal Musings

 

Make it unique. Be different!

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Image courtesy of: style me pretty

Take the time to make your invites/save the dates something special and unique. Don’t just capture the essence of your wedding, incorporate the story of the couple to-be!

 
Image courtesy of:  Wedding Paper Divas

Image courtesy of: Wedding Paper Divas

 

Fancy lighting and dreamy décor.

Metallics can also be incorporated into your décor. Silver vases, sparkling fabrics, gold accents – the possibilities are endless. The great thing about metallic is that it can accent any color! Adding whimsical lighting can also transform a late-day or indoor wedding into a total dream land.

Images courtesy of:  Modwedding

Images courtesy of: Modwedding


Keep it simple – keep it fresh

 

Get your wedding flowers straight from your own garden! This trend is perfect for our everyday girls. Why not grow your own? It’s affordable, and you have total control over your blooms.

Image courtesy of:  Inspire Styling

Image courtesy of: Inspire Styling

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Image courtesy of: Love My Dress

 

Not to mention this idea is very eco-friendly. Wild flowers are extremely easy to grow and can add amazing color to your wedding.


Eat well, enjoy a drink and have fun!

Image courtesy of:  Bridal Musings

Image courtesy of: Bridal Musings

 

Beer bars! Self-serve taps of the bride and groom’s favorite beers can be a fun way to maneuver the wedding bar scene.

Get creative with your seating to keep your guests intrigued!

Image courtesy of:  The Knot

Image courtesy of: The Knot

Image courtesy of:  Style Me Pretty

Image courtesy of: Style Me Pretty

Check out more ideas in our House of Cards post, or go shopping in our Paper Goods Shoppe!

Get naked! Well your wedding cake that is… Less is more in the cake-trend world. Spare the icing and indulge in fresh fruit.

Image courtesy of:  Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Image courtesy of:  Deer Pearl Flowers

Image courtesy of: Deer Pearl Flowers


Let the 2016 games begin!