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Lucite Jewelry Is the Clear Trend for Spring 2018

LUCITE JEWELRY AT EMPORIO ARMANI, CHANEL AND HERMES SPRING 2018 SHOWS; IMAGES: IMAXTREE

Fashion is finally seeing things clearly. Literally. The Spring 2018 runways were rife with transparent acrylic (aka Lucite, Perspex or other trademarked names) jewelry and accessories in the form of chunky necklaces, sculptural bracelets and oversized frosted earrings. While there are some definite nostalgic feels to wearing the clear material again, the new options have a more sophisticated edge thanks to graphic shapes and surprising material mixes.

ACRYLIC JEWELRY AT PROENZA SCHOULER, FYODOR GOLAN AND PHILLIP LIM SPRING 2018; IMAGES: IMAXTREE

Need inspiration? Acne Studios, Hermes, Proenza Schouler, Emporio Armani and 3.1 Phillip Lim presented some striking Lucite pieces on the runway while Chanel served up the boldest take of all: pairing OTT stacked plastic accessories with clear vinyl hats, clothes and Perspex ponytail holders.

While the runways offered plenty of inspo, you don’t have to shell out big bucks for designer Lucite jewelry. Click through the gallery below to shop acrylic jewelry options for all budgets.

With less layers to play with as temperatures heat up, updating your look with jewelry becomes style hack number one. A crop of on-trend baubles provides an instant refresh as you transition into a new season, re-energizing your style without requiring a total closet overhaul. Whether you’re partial to major earrings (hint: this is your year) or you prefer to play with stackable styles like pinky rings, 2018’s jewelry options are as impactful as they are plentiful. Ahead, we’ve broken down the must-have jewelry trends of the year, and shopped them out at every price point.

Nineties-style gold hoops came back with a vengeance last year – and while the silhouette is showing no signs of slowing down, the style has evolved. This year’s hoops are offered in all types of bold colors and materials, from beads to pearls to resin and beyond.

 

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