Transform Your Outfit With a Talisman
Whilst the understated jewelry trend has been around for decades, many men are using 2018 as an opportunity to override this passion for the simple and the demure by wearing big, bold, oversized talismans hung dramatically around their necks.
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer a gold or silver chain this year, what matters is that the necklace you choose makes a statement. The talisman you choose should be a conversation starter and reflect your personality in some way.
Choose Mini Hoop Earrings
Earrings for men have been in vogue for decades, but if you are a habitual earring wearer hoping to keep up with the latest trends then this season you should be abandoning your simple gold or urban-inspired diamond studs in favour of a simple gold hoop.
Take inspiration from your favourite pirates, but in a much more simplified and refined way. Miniature hoops in shades of silver, bronze and gold should be the order of the day here.
Tackle the Beaded Bracelets
Wearing a stack of statement leather bracelets has long been considered a staple fashion trend for the cool, the laidback and the musical. However, this season’s passion for beaded bracelets brings this long-established trend up a notch, and takes it from grunge to high-fashion.
A leather cord wrapped around your wrist is the ultimate sign of rock (ours was so popular that it has temporarily sold out) but leather simply isn’t as durable, as easy to wear, or as simple to clean and maintain as highly polished, high end beads. This is the trend for 2018.
Stand Out in a Signet Ring
The final men’s jewelry trend to explore in 2018 (and one of my favourites) is the statement signet ring. A signet ring is a ring with a letter or symbol carved into it: traditionally these were initials or a family crest.
Once upon a time, the signet ring was the sign of nobility: only the very wealthy owned one. During a time when many men were illiterate, many years ago, the signet ring was used a rudimentary writing instrument: it was used as a seal of authenticity, and many historically important documents were signed using one.
Modern signet rings have moved beyond this traditional iconography and can now be used to represent almost anything: your favourite sports team, animal, your nation’s flag, the initials of your loved one. The possibilities are endless.