While it may be time to start shopping for fall, there’s plenty of summer left to enjoy. August is the most popular time of the year for friends-and-family seaside vacations. From Nantucket to Newport Beach, Montauk Point to Mackinac Island, fashionable beachgoers will be wearing fewer clothes and making the most of their accessories. Let’s take a look at some it-list beach jewelry you can enjoy now through Labor Day…and next summer too.
Hot pink one-piece. Plunging V-neck. Thin shoulder straps. High-rise bottom. Harper’s Bazaar editors handpicked this sizzling suit for their August ShopBazaar collection and it definitely calls for fun, flashy earrings at the beach or pool.
HB says last year’s cult favorites are still going strong (and often sold out): Les Bonbons Earrings by Bahamas-based Rebecca De Ravenel. Shown here in fuchsia for $325, these ball-drop beauties come in every summer color (plus wedding white), as well as trending rainbow styles.
OBJ Tip: Be careful, Les Bonbons are made of 100% silk thread, so be sure to take them off before taking the plunge. We still find them a little too rich for our budget; check out our lookalike picks at a fraction of the price.
Nautical jewelry will never go out of style. Witness Chanel’s new Flying Cloud high-jewelry collection, named for the Riviera-based yacht once owned by Coco Chanel’s paramour, the Duke of Westminster.
With anchors and ropes, nautical stripes, and buttons from Breton sailors’ uniforms, the Chanel jewels are inspired by a multitude of maritime motifs. Expect them to be a big influence on next summer’s jewelry collections at every price point.
OBJ Tip: Get a head start on the nautical look now with the Miansai Modern Anchor Rope Bracelet at Neiman Marcus. Featuring Miansai’s signature brass anchor, it retails for $65, for men and women.
No matter where you vacation this August, you’ll see more than your share of Boho-by-the-Shore. Think peasant dresses with off-the-shoulder tops, tasseled espadrilles and island straw bags, and, of course, stacked bangles and big hoop earrings.
OBJ Tip: For versatile hoops that will transition into fall, try these two-tone sterling silver and gold-plated earrings from Macy’s. They’re $150 at macy’s com.
And don’t forget to enter our editors’ August giveaway below. It’s your chance to win a set of four stackable bangles from Chrysalis, featuring evil eye, rose, and pink crystal charms. Good luck!