Choosing to follow clothing trends is a double-edged sword: you want to look modern, but you don’t want to throw your money away on items that will only be “in” for a season! The good news is, you can rock some of this year’s hottest runway looks by collecting a few key pieces or re-imagining some of the things you already have in your wardrobe.

Below Opulent Jewelers will show you how to wear a few fashions from Fall 2018 by styling timeless pieces that you’ll keep for years to come. Whether you’re one to make a daring statement or you prefer to keep things classic, you can be on-trend while still being you.

Plaid

Okay, wearing plaid for fall isn’t exactly a revelation. But the thing that makes the plaids of 2018 different is how to wear them!

This year, update your tried-and-true checks by pairing them with other prints and warm autumnal colors (this season’s mantra? “More is more!”). For instance, red and black buffalo checks look fresh and festive when worn with black and white stripes; try mixing and matching these patterns on tops, skirts, and jackets. Or, combine a black and white motif with rich golden or crimson layers to make a seasonal statement that really pops. Another thing to keep in mind: plaid coats, dresses, and accessories put an unexpected spin on the classic pattern, which is traditionally reserved for an oversized shirt.

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Animal Print

Busy prints have been hot all year long, with animal spots and stripes painting the runways. Bold trendsetters may combine wild patterns, but if you’re too timid to give it a go, not to worry. Try wearing animal print on one piece of clothing  — say, shoes, a blouse, a scarf, a purse, or a jacket — and keeping the rest simple for a look that’s on-trend but also timelessly chic. It’s worth pointing out that leopard print really pops against a mostly-black ensemble!

Chunky Chains

The best part about this season’s jewelry trends (and jewelry trends, in general) is that a beautiful bauble never goes out of style. Chunky chains are modern and edgy for fall, and can be worn alone or layered to switch up your look. Opt for a high-quality piece, and you’ll be styling and re-styling it for years to come.

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Floaty Prairie Dresses

This ultra-feminine look is both beautiful and practical for a couple reasons. First off, it’s a one-piece outfit that’s easy to throw on in a pinch. Second, you can wear it year-round; in the colder months, just pair it with boots or booties, tights, a blazer, cropped jacket, or a trench coats. Style with some seasonal accessories (check out the fanny pack below!), and this dress will become a staple in your wardrobe.

Space-Inspired Gems

Futuristic designs will always look uber-modern, and autumn’s jewelry designs include suspended gems that seem to come from outer space. As mentioned, investing in jewelry is a great way to update your wardrobe, because the look of luxe accessories doesn’t come and go like other trends.

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What are you wearing this fall?

 

Images courtesy of Godisable Jacob via Pexels, cantus via Pixabay, Cartier Sautoir Gold Necklace & Bracelet Set, Godisable Jacob via PexelsMimi Milano Pearl White Gold Necklace.