Get Summer’s Hottest Jewelry Looks for Less | Go for the Gold

We hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of Summer 2016. Even though the new season doesn’t actually begin until June 20, most of us are raring to get into our summer clothes – and jewelry.

Putting together a new warm-weather wardrobe requires planning…and a budget. To help you stretch your well-earned dollar, let’s explore how to get some of summer’s hottest jewelry looks for less…in gold!

Gold Goes with Everything

One foolproof way to add some luxe to your summer looks is to reboot your collection of gold jewelry. Not only does it stand out on suntanned (and sunscreened) skin, gold goes with everything from a little white dress to a colorful striped jumpsuit.

We’re not suggesting you must invest in high-karat gold jewelry; gold-tone pieces can pack the same punch. Consider a gold-tone cuff bracelet, a pair of long fringe earrings or a statement ring to add new interest to your summer fashion story.

Here are three high-end gold jewelry picks from the editors of Harper’s Bazaar, along with three OBJ Looks for Less that we working girls can all afford.

Gurhan Ball Fringe Earrings, $9,900. Photo Courtesy of HarpersBazaar.com Vince Camuto Gold Tone Fringe Earrings, $32, PoshMark.com
Gurhan Ball Fringe Earrings Photo Courtesy of HarpersBazaar.com. Vince Camuto Earrings Photo Courtesy of Poshmark.com

Fringe Benefits

Editors agree that summer’s must-have earrings are long and preferably fringe-y, like the 24K gold shoulder-dusters from Gurhan for $9,900. If they’re a little beyond your means (really?), consider a pair of affordable stunners from Vince Camuto for only $32. We promise they will look equally dramatic with summer’s on-trend off-the-shoulder blouses and dresses.

John Hardy Gold Tone Fringe Earrings, Mondevio 18K Gold Over Stainless Steel Textured Cuff Bracelet
John Hardy Cuff Photo Courtesy of HarpersBazaar.com. Mondevio 18K Gold Bracelet Photo Courtesy of Overstock.com

Cuff Love

Bali-based John Hardy’s 18K gold textured cuff offers plenty of summer sparkle, but it carries a 4-digit price tag. On the other hand, we found a knockout 18K gold-over-stainless steel cuff for under $20 at Overstock.com.

At this price, you can afford one for each wrist and a pair for a friend!

Tamara Comolli Ring and Peacemaker Ring
Tamara Comolli Ring Photo Courtesy of HarpersBazaar.com. Peacemaker Ring Photo Courtesy of Baublebar.com

Ring in Summer 2016

After you’ve added golden accents to your ears and wrists, finish up your guiltless gilt trip with a new statement ring. The best designs this summer are nature inspired, often with leaf or vine motifs.

We covet the 18K yellow gold vine ring from the new Fairy Collection by Tamara Comolli, but at $2,000+, it’s definitely out of reach.

As an alternative, we’re opting for a multi-finger vine style in gold-tone metal with crystals. It’s only $32 at BaubleBar.com…so join us and go for the gold ring this summer!

Click here to see more gold accessories recommended by Harper’s Bazaar.

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