Summer Jewelry Preview: 5 Trends We Love

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Photo courtesy British Vogue

As we find ourselves peeling off layers of winter-weary sweaters and jackets, it’s not too soon to start thinking about summer jewelry. Fashion/accessories designers officially call their collections “Spring/Summer 2013,” but summer styles can differ widely from those of spring.

Each season, fashion and jewelry inspiration comes down from the haute couture and up from the streets, meeting somewhere in the middle in a place called “now.” After Labor Day, it’s all about lightening up…taking ourselves a little less seriously…and throwing caution (finally) to the summer wind.

Here are five hot runway looks guaranteed to add some cool to your summer jewelry wardrobe. Why not shop for them now and get a head start on the season!

Hervé Van Der Straegen bracelet - photo from Vogue, Italy
Hervé Van Der Straegen bracelet – photo from Vogue, Italy

White Hot.

Nothing says summer like a pop of white…we love this white enamel bracelet studded in gold For an added twist, wear one on each wrist…or make a bunch of white bangles your signature summer look.

On a Clear Day.

Crystal or plastic, take your pick…this season we’re going for complete transparency. The clear jewelry trend works with any color in your wardrobe. Try a big crystal necklace – affordable ice!

Blue La La.

Blues are making news in all the best jewelry collections, from Lapis Lazuli to Turquoise, Moonstones to Chalcedony. Don’t be afraid to mix blue shades together…and don’t forget old friend red-white-and-blue.

Grass Roots.

Nature is in its element this season, so look for wood, shell and straw jewelry designs. Craving something a little more colorful? Botanical motifs introduced this spring are still blooming.

Tutti Frutti.

From the “anything goes” department, we’re seeing Carmen Miranda earrings, bracelets with bells, and fringe-with-everything. Try adding a piece of jewelry that moves when you do…get out there and shake things up this summer!

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Fashion photos courtesy British Vogue

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