Though it’s only November, the new year is just a few short weeks away. As the holiday season rushes in and rushes out, you might be feeling like it’s time to change up your look. The fashions of 2018 will soon be fading, and you want to be ahead of the trend.
Buying a whole new wardrobe in mid-winter is tricky. However, you can still create a look that says “new year, new me” without a total closet overhaul. Try focusing on fashion accessories, and specifically jewelry, to experiment with your new 2019 style.
Here are just a few unusual and trendy jewelry materials and styles that you might fall in love with next year:
Materials Inspired By the Elements
The year of 2019 will likely be a year of challenging traditions. In the world of jewelry, nothing says traditional like sticking with common jewelry materials. While metals like gold, silver, and stainless steel have been popular for literally centuries, your jewelry doesn’t have to come from deep underground.
Try bringing the ocean or the forest into your fashion pieces. Sea glass, for example, comes in a variety of colors. The subtle blues, greens, and aquas found in every 50 to 100 pieces of sea glass make the material a great choice for weddings. Or, try wooden jewelry to bring new life to your style. The art of woodcarving dates back over 4,000 years, so when you wear carved wood jewelry, you’re wearing a piece of history.
More and more, millennials and other age groups want to make intentional and ethical choices when they purchase clothing, accessories, and other goods. If you want to support the environment with your fashion choices, try finding jewelry made from recycled materials. While recycled fine metals clearly make great jewelry options, other, less traditional recycled materials can also make a fashion statement. Some designers incorporate “junk,” like old CDs, wool, or wax to create beautiful and unusual jewelry.
Budget-Friendly DIY Jewelry
If you’re on a budget, have a knack for crafts, and want a style that is entirely your own, making homemade jewelry might be a fantastic way to welcome 2019. Beading is a common choice for DIY jewelry-makers since even beginners can learn to make beautiful necklaces and bracelets. Other common DIY jewelry options include twisted wires or woven pieces, and advanced crafters can even work with glass, ceramic, or fine metal. With patience and practice, almost anyone can learn to create timeless jewelry great for gifts or everyday wear.
Break the mold and welcome 2019 with your own personal fashion flair. Accessorize your wardrobe with exciting materials, recycled pieces, and even homemade jewelry for a look that is uniquely your own.