It's almost time to say hello to summer! A new season means new trends for all areas of fashion—including jewelry. As much as we love our clothes, the little details of our outfits can still deliver major impact. Jewelry can transform the whole vibe of an outfit. Plus, it's one of the easiest ways to look like you tried to look good even on a lazy summer day—when all you really did was accessorize. Here are five jewelry trends we're seeing everywhere that you should stock up on before summer kicks into high gear:
1. Baroque Pearls
Your grandmother’s pearls are everywhere, but unlike how she’d last seen them. We’re loving all the surprise that comes with the irregular shapes of baroque pearls—the perfect blend of classy and modern. Expect to see lots of gold jewelry featuring geometric cutouts or texture to be graced with pearls. They can easily bring an outfit up a notch, without looking too “old-fashioned”. Despite the luxurious element attached to the word "pearls," you can go baroque without going broke. Your favorite clothing stores are probably carrying affordable yet adorable faux-pearl jewelry. This ring is proof.
Baroque pearls aren’t the only trend from the sea this year. Seashells are also making a splash this summer jewelry. This trend is probably the most elegant way to unleash your inner mermaid. We’ve been seeing both faux shells that take you back to memories on the beach and gold or silver shell-shaped pendants for a stronger touch of glam. This shell pendant necklace would add a beachy vibe to any casual outfit—it’s cute by itself or layered with other gold necklaces you already own!
3. Link Chains
Link chains of all colors and sizes are all the rage. There’s so much variety when it comes to chains, so the trend is pretty versatile. A girly, romantic outfit can use a dainty chain anklet as an extra detail, while a bunch of layered chunky chain necklaces completes an edgy outfit. And it’s not just bracelets, necklaces, and anklets getting the chain treatment. These earrings are among the summer jewelry pieces here to change up the chain game.
There’s no need to look up to see stars—look around for tons of star jewelry! Stars are super playful, so they can instantly make any outfit more laidback. Star print clothing can be a bit too extra for some, but star jewelry is a win for everybody. If you do want to be a bit bold with star jewelry, there are still plenty of options. Count on this unique, stars choker where the hardware appears to be floating on your neckline to take a simple day outfit under the night sky.
Y.E.S., initial pieces are here to stay! Personalized jewelry just has a way of making us feel special. This season, go for something other than a single letter initial necklace that we may have already had for almost a year—whether that means double initials or anything that won’t go around your neck. Gold cuffs are a timeless, everyday piece so this double initial one would be great for this summer!
Which summer jewelry trends will you been seen with? Let us know in the comments!