How to Accessorize the Fall 2018 Fashion Trends…with Jewelry!

Sometimes the one thing that can take an outfit from trendy to timeless is the right accessory…especially the perfect jewel. It’s amazing how a strand of magnificent cultured pearls, for instance, can transform a Glenn plaid jacket, or how a pair of gem Sardinian coral earrings can elevate an animal print. Let’s take a closer look at how to accessorize the top Fall 2018 fashion trends…with Assael. 

Beyond Animals

Clockwise from Top Left: Inunez FW18; Kate Moss @bloystglobal on Instagram; Assael Sardinian Coral 32.5” Necklace; Michael Kors FW18; Schiaparelli FW18; Assael Sanguine Dream Earrings in Sardinian Coral; Necklace by Julie Parker for Assael.
Clockwise from Top Left: Inunez; Kate Moss @bloystglobal on Instagram; Assael Sardinian Coral Necklace; Michael Kors; Schiaparelli; Assael Sardinian Coral Earrings; Necklace by Julie Parker for Assael.

Okay, so you get the whole zebra, cheetah, leopard thing…but maybe you’re not sure it’s for you. The fact is: animal prints are here to stay, and in just the right dosage they can look splendid with solid grey, black, or camel. Why not embrace your spirit animal by introducing a leopard print pussy-bow blouse under your Burberry trench, or a zebra wrap-style dress with a belted camel coat? Take the natural look to a higher level with a dash of fiery red Sardinian coral; one or two strands will help you transcend the wild-side trend with confidence.

Checks and Balances

Assael South Sea Pearl Necklace and South Sea Pearl and Aquamarine Earrings; Assael Tahitian Pearl Drop Earrings with Aquamarines and Tourmalines; Balmain FW18; Assael Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Ring; Menswear & Pearls Photo Courtesy of @blakelively on Instagram.
Assael South Sea Pearl Necklace and South Sea Pearl and Aquamarine Earrings; Assael Tahitian Pearl Drop Earrings with Aquamarines and Tourmalines; Balmain; Assael Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Ring; Menswear & Pearls @blakelively on Instagram.

This fall, haberdashery is the name of the daywear game, with top designers borrowing from menswear checks and plaids. To keep this look from becoming too boardroom, be sure to cinch your jackets and add at least one feminine touch. Assael’s Color of Pearls collection combines gem cultured pearls with a rainbow of gemstones—including aquamarine, tourmaline, and morganite—which seem to coax the natural colors from the precious pearls. We love these Tahitian Pearl Drop Earrings accented with rosy pink tourmaline or blue-green aquamarine, just the accent colors fall neutrals need.

Go West

Ralph Lauren, Feb. 2018; Chloe, 2017; Tahitian Bubble Ring by Sean Gilson for Assael; Christian Dior SS19; Ralph Lauren FW16; Assael Sardinian Coral Bubble Ring by Sean Gilson for Assael; American Bald Eagle Necklace with Tahitian Pearl, by Julie Parker for Assael.
Ralph Lauren; Chloe; Tahitian Bubble Ring by Sean Gilson for Assael; Christian Dior; Ralph Lauren; Assael Sardinian Coral Bubble Ring by Sean Gilson for Assael; American Bald Eagle Necklace with Tahitian Pearl by Julie Parker for Assael.

Here’s another top trend we’ll be seeing more of as fall turns to winter…and spring. Designers are transfixed by the American West, with an emphasis on patchwork fabrics, leather and fringe, prairie-style dresses, and Buffalo checks. While definitely not for everyone, this crazy-quilt style has individual elements that deserve your consideration: think of the perfect pair of cowboy boots, a Dior Saddle Bag, an Intarsia sweater, and luxe leather pants. Pair these Old-West-inspired pieces with something totally contemporary, like a Bubble Collection by Sean Gilson for Assael. These award-winning designs feature a modern mix of South Sea and Akoya pearls, Tahitian pearls, and now gem Sardinian coral…precious jewelry accessories that are destined to become new classics.