Fashion Week Trends: The Hottest Jewelry from the NYFW Catwalk

If there's one thing that's certain in terms of New York Fashion Week trends from the Spring 2018 RTW collections, it's that minimalism is no more. For both clothing and accessories, it's clear that upcoming seasons will be all about the drama.

This was most aptly demonstrated by two of the most buzzed-about shows: Alexander Wang and Philipp Plein. For their 2018 collections, these two designers went above and beyond typical runway displays to host extravagant all-night parties that were packed with bold, unconventional fashion statements. These oh-so extra events captured the overall zeitgeist of the week and set the tone for style in the upcoming year.

How do these trends translate into jewelry? The following are some of the hottest jewelry looks from NYFW and tips on how you can recreate them in your everyday outfits:

Bold Asymmetry

Perhaps the most prominent jewelry trend at NYFW was asymmetry—and not subtle asymmetry, either. Many designers chose to send their models down the catwalk wearing blatantly mismatched earrings, unbalanced necklaces, or even just one earring. Take a peek at the Zimmermann collection in Vogue to see the asymmetry trend in action.

There are several ways you can rock this type of bold look, the easiest of which is to simply buy a piece of asymmetrical jewelry, such as an offset necklace. If you're feeling daring, you can also mismatch your earrings or opt for one bold, dangling earring.

Eye-Catching Earrings

It was truly all about the earrings at NYFW this year, with bracelets and necklaces taking a back seat. Many designers accessorized their looks solely with statement earrings, including Badgley Mischka, who gave each model a pair of colorful earrings to match her outfit.

Recreate this trend with bold diamond jewelry such as circle earrings. These eye-catching accessories are prominent enough to hold their own against even the most dramatic outfit.

Singular Statement Bracelets

When designers did use bracelets in their 2018 collections, their mentality was "the bigger, the better." For instance, in the 3.1 Phillip Lim show, numerous models rocked a single bold bracelet in addition to their asymmetrical earrings.

This is a great trend to try at home, as it can be adjusted to fit any aesthetic. A statement golden cuff is perfect for a boho-chic vibe, while more classic outfits would be complemented by glittering wrist candy such as a diamond bracelet.

Layered Looks

Rounding out the top Fashion Week trends is the ever-popular layered jewelry look. Whether it was stacking on several necklaces or rocking half a dozen rings on one hand, several designers went all-in with layers on the runways.

If you're into bold, envelope-pushing fashion, you're going to be totally en vogue come spring 2018. Go ahead and break out your favorite diamond jewelry now—it's never too early to start practicing your asymmetrical and layered looks!