If 2018 Could Be Summed Up in One Trend, It'd Probably Be This One

There was a time not so long ago when too much bling was considered a big fashion no-no. But that was then and this is now, and this party season, crystals are officially trending. From subtle, jewel-embellished slingback heels to standout shoulder bags covered in rainbow gems, designers have been experimenting with the sparkly stuff and adding crystals to virtually every piece in their collections.

The easiest way to wear the trend? Start from your feet and work your way up. Look to a pair or embellished velvet mules to update your go-to denim, and then add earrings or a chic hair slide. To avoid overload, we recommend sticking to a maximum of two crystal pieces per outfit.

So whether you're a minimalist looking to dip your toe into the trend or a maximalist thrilled that brands are finally catering to your biggest vice, let us introduce you to the chicest crystal buys to wear right now. Keep scrolling to see who's wearing them, and then shop our edit of the best buys around.

So what are you waiting for? These sparkly pieces aren't going to buy (or wear) themselves.

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