Out with the Old, In With The New: Fashion Resolutions You’ll Love Keeping!

As 2016 draws to an end, we turn our attention to the shiny new year to come. Energy and optimism are the themes to keep in mind while considering your 2017 look. If it’s time to shake things up a little, you’ll love the bold gold trend. Hungry for a little peace and love? Boho-inspired extra long necklaces and arty earrings deliver exactly the vibe you’re looking for. Here are some 2017 Fashion Resolutions: Because You Want to Look Good!

This year, go green! Pantone, the color experts of the fashion world, have named Greenery 2017’s color of the year. Greenery is nature’s neutral: it goes with everything, and adds a sense of energy, growth, potential and excitement to your look. In terms of fine jewelry, expect to see designers working with peridot, tsarovite garnets, and tourmaline for everyday wearable looks; emeralds of course for extra special occasions.

Choose a Cuff Bracelet Stackable charm bracelets will continue to have their fans in 2017, but if you want to be fashion forward, go bold and choose a cuff bracelet. Designers are bringing forward styles ranging from sleek and sophisticated to over the top whimsical: if you can’t find exactly what you’d like, have our custom jewelers make a piece for you.

Visit Old Friends Vintage and estate jewelry is perfect for 2017’s sentimentally boho spring and summer fashion forecast. Look for extra long necklaces that dangle lower than your neckline – some designers have necklaces that practically reach the waistline, but for most people, a wearable length will be somewhat shorter. If you have some pieces like this already in your jewelry box that have seen better days, bring them into the store – our master jewelers are expert at repairs so you can wear your favorite things with confidence. Like to have two or more necklaces combined into one statement piece? Our custom jewelry team will make it happen. It’s a great way to put your own spin on today’s trend.

Focus on Flowers & Animals Nature motifs are showing up everywhere from engagement rings and bridal jewelry through everyday fun fashion looks. Elegant and organic, floral and animal designs can be rendered in gold or silver and are often set with multiple gemstones, diamonds or crystals. If you have a favorite animal you just can’t find in jewelry, let our custom design team know. We’ll make you exactly what you’ve been looking for!