Chokers and ponchos and suede, oh my! This year's winter fashion trends have certainly been interesting (and a bit eclectic), but that's made them all the more fun to experiment with and incorporate into your look. However, even as you welcome the latest trends into your wardrobe, don't forget about the timeless staples you already own, such as blue jeans, LBDs, peacoats, and, of course, diamond jewelry.
Here are five of the hottest trends taking center stage this winter (and into next year!) and some tips on how you can take these style statements to the next level with your favorite diamond accessories:
1. Ponchos and Capes
Move aside, puffer coats—this year, it's all about ponchos and capes. This sleeveless outerwear style comes in a variety of colors, materials, and patterns, such as plaid or plain, fringed or clean-cut, and wool or faux fur. Regardless of the style, any poncho or cape will look stunning paired with a delicate diamond bracelet peeking out from your wrist.
Hem lengths have been creeping up over the past few seasons, and miniskirts are now officially back in style. These itty-bitty skirts may seem counter intuitive for cold weather, but they pair perfectly with dark tights and knee-high boots. Choose a muted color palette for autumn, and bring a bit of sparkle to an otherwise neutral outfit with your favorite diamond accessories.
3. Blanket Scarves
Infinity scarves were (literally) the hottest winter accessory for a few seasons, but blanket scarves are stealing the spotlight this winter. These cozy scarves are quite large, making them perfect for bundling up in cold weather.
Your bulky blanket scarf is probably going to hide a necklace, but it will pair perfectly with diamond earrings. When rocking this style, pull your hair back to let your earrings sparkle.
4. Velvet and Suede
Trends aren't just about specific garments—they also include fabrics. This year, velvet and suede are having a moment. You'll be able to find dresses, tops, and skirts made of these soft fabrics, and they'll often come in saturated jewel tones such as burgundy, navy, and violet.
If you're going to wear a velvet or suede top, try pairing it with a diamond pendant. The unique texture and deep color of the fabric will make the diamond accent pop, and people won't be able to take their eyes off of you!
5. Bell Sleeves
The '70s are making a comeback for the early 2017 season, so don't be surprised if you see shirts with flared sleeves—also called bell sleeves—cropping up in your favorite stores. Many of these tops may have longer-than-average sleeves that come down to your knuckles, making them the perfect length to draw attention to your favorite diamond ring. Slip it on and get ready to shine.
Even once these winter fashion trends fall out of style, your diamond accessories will be a perfect complement to just about any outfit. After all, diamonds are forever—in style!