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 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 satin kitten heels to update your go-to denim; then add earrings or a chic hair clip. To avoid overload, always stick to a maximum of two crystal pieces per outfit. So whether you’re a minimalist looking to dip your toe in or a maximalist thrilled that retailers are finally catering to your biggest vice, let us introduce you to the chicest crystal buys to wear right now. See who’s wearing them and shop our edit of the best buys around, below.