The vernal equinox, or first day of spring, reminds us that it’s time to step up our new-season jewelry game. To help you shop, OBJ has scouted some top-trending Spring 2018 earrings on a budget you can afford. BTW, our picks are all variations on dazzling drop-style earrings, guaranteed to put a little more swagger in your spring wardrobe!
Many top fashion and jewelry designers have embraced a romantic pastel palette this season: pale blue, pink, lavender, mint, and yellow. Some favor head-to-toe pastel looks, while others use one key pastel piece with black or white. Harness the subtle power of pastels with Moonlight Druzy Drop Earrings from BaubleBar. With their cool slices of stone and pavé trim, they’ll work with everything from blue jeans to ball skirts. Only $36 at baublebar.com.
Bright & Brilliant
If you’re craving bolder hues these days, you’re not alone. Ever since Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence hit the Red Carpet in pear-shaped emeralds, earring designers have been obsessed with intense colors and double-drop styles. You can find these sparklers in unusual combinations of fabulous faux stones, including Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet. We love the “Hip Hop But Not” beauties from Roxanne Assoulin…totally splurge-worthy at $120. Available at modaoperandi.com.
I Can See Clearly Now
Rock crystal is another trending Spring 2018 earring style, echoing the transparent looks at Chanel, Balenciaga and Hermès. We found affordable drops in clear resin that will go with absolutely everything in your closet. $19.50 at Etsy.
Fruits & Veggies
Food motif earrings were on the menu in Paris and Milan this season: lemons and oranges at Dolce & Gabbana, grapes at Balenciaga, lemons at Jacquemus, and bananas at Prada. Get this juicy designer look for less with Kate Spade’s Lemon Hoop Drops for $148, or shop eBay and Etsy for handmade eclectic designs. These funky Banana-Frida Kahlo earrings by KrissArtCreations could walk the D&G runway tomorrow! Available for only $38 on etsy.com.