The 5 Biggest Jewelry Trends You’ll See In 2018

I have always been a huge fan of jewelry. All the fake bling and dainty hipster rings make me feel bougie, cultured, and artsy in a weird type of way for someone that has literally never left this country. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even—whatever. Like dating apps, party clothes, and shitty rap music, jewelry has its own evolving trends to keep us from getting bored. This year’s trends include a couple of favorites from iconic decades (the 80s and 90s, obviously), and some I’d call avant garde, simply because I don’t know a nicer term to describe the cringeworthy pieces. Here are five of the biggest jewelry trends you’ll soon see everywhere.

1. Anklets

I couldn’t tell you the last time I wore one, but I do know my mother still sports hers every day. Call her ahead of her time, but honestly, I think we’re just running out of places to wear dainty pieces of jewelry. When warmer weather comes back around and we’re wearing shorter pants again, you’ll find yourself contemplating a simple chain with like, a faux diamond or pearl on it.

Giani Bernini Cubic Zirconia Ankle Bracelet in Sterling Silver

2. Asymmetrical Hoops

This year was the comeback of thick oversized hoop earrings, but 2018 will change things up a bit by making asymmetrical hoops a thing. It kind of looks like you lost an earring and were in a rush to grab any earring, so… you did just that. I guess if this is your thing, you’ll be happy to know Zara and every other chain retailer will carry their own versions.

Zara Asymmetric Earrings

3. Statement Earrings

First, there were statement necklaces, and now, there are statement earrings. These are already popping up on some of our fave celebs, and tbh, they’re kind of scary. I mean, they’re just so BIG, and like, out there. I feel as though my ear lobe would definitely rip if I ever attempted to wear a pair, but to each their own I suppose. The bigger (and longer) the better will be this year’s mantra.

DLNLX BY DYLANLEX Statement Earrings

4. Layered Necklaces

Chokers are sooo 2017, so for your new alternative, opt for a layered necklace. It features a short chain that should fit like a delicate choker, with two longer chains as an added bonus. You’ll find yourself collecting different styles covered in the most basic charms, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Rebecca Minkoff Layered Necklace

5. Brass Pinky/Midi Rings

A rustic gold touch makes your outfit look like, so vintage. When midi rings aren’t enough for one hand, jewelry brands also offer tiny brass additions that look super cute on your pinky. However, if that sounds as ridiculous to you as it does to me, feel free to wear them as midi rings on any desired finger for a v trendy look.

Jennifer Fisher Pipe Pinky Ring

5 Lightweight Summer Backpacks That Won’t Cause Back Sweat

Complaining about the weather is totally one of our favorite pastimes, until shit gets real and we’re actually like, sweaty or something. God forbid. There’s really nothing worse than sweating, and unless you’re paying $300 a month for a workout class that makes you sweat, you should obviously avoid perspiring at all costs. Seriously, it’s disgusting.

While antiperspirants and deodorants take care of common problem areas like your underarms, sweltering NYC heat encourages another kind of sweat to rear its ugly head—back sweat. Not only does back sweat make your morning commute that much more unpleasant (and I’m already in a bad mood when I have to wake up before noon), it also leads to bacne (I don’t even like looking at that word) and really puts a damper on all those slutty backless dresses and swimsuits you want to wear. The cute and unnecessarily expensive leather/suede backpack you haul around could, unfortunately, be contributing to the issue since leather isn’t a particularly breathable or moisture-wicking material. So, here are a few backpacks we’ve found in summer-appropriate materials, just in case the one you use for work is making you sweat like any one of us in church.

1. Rebecca Minkoff Julian Nylon Backpack

This isn’t like, a regular backpack. It’s a cool backpack. The absolute angels at Rebecca Minkoff took the Julian leather backpack and made it lightweight for summer. Dreams do come true.

2. Baggu Canvas Backpack

This cotton canvas backpack looks like it belongs on the floor of a minimalist Tumblr bedroom, but you’re probably going to just fill it with shit like chopsticks you’ll forget about and crumpled up receipts. It also has a laptop sleeve, which you’ll probably leave something important in and find two weeks later.

3. Marc Jacobs Biker Nylon Backpack

If it didn’t sound like a bad line from an Old Navy commercial, I’d tell you that this Marc Jacobs backpack is fashionable and functional. Backpacks are typically kind of nerdy, but this one is Marc Jacobs so it’s actually sorta edgy (which isn’t easily achieved by nylon bags, but whatever).

4. Herschel Retreat Backpack

Herschel is kind of like, the Vans of the backpack world. Pretty much everyone has one now, and they’re kind of making us all look like hipster dudes from Brooklyn. But they’re functional, not ugly and can probably fit a bottle of wine, so why not?

5. Kate Spade Watson Lane Large Hartley Backpack

I know we like, just said that Kate Spade isn’t cool anymore because of the whole Coach thing, but I’ve pretty much already talked shit about every other designer that you preppy betches probably love, so I’ll let you have this one thing, as long as you don’t get carried away. This nylon backpack is actually so cute and black and white stripes go with everything (just ask Kris Jenner).