The official launch of summer isn’t until June 21, the Summer Solstice, but most of us have started the party early. We’ve already bought our key looks for the warm-weather months ahead, including a few “statement” jewelry pieces and accessories. Sometimes all it takes to rev up your summer outfits is to mix things up in new ways. The addition of a fabulous new necklace, a pair of dazzling earrings or a gemstone cocktail ring can signal the season has arrived…and so have you!
Here are 5 must-have Summer 2017 jewelry styles you can rock on a budget.
Bold & Bright
Whether fringed and folkloric or dangling with gemstones, summer earrings are bigger and brighter than ever. Extra-long drops, front-facing hoops, and Havana-inspired colors are trends to watch. We love Anthropologie’s whimsical fringed Melina Drop (hoops) for only $44. And check out BaubleBar’s Deco Gem Drops at $34, affordable takeoffs on top designers’ gemstone styles.
Make a Statement
Golden bib necklaces, lengthy lariats, and chunky turquoise beads are all sizzling this season. A good case in point is the BaubleBar Azra Statement Necklace. This dynamic gold-tone piece reminds us of the collar Beyoncé wore to the Grammys. The intricate beadwork has the luxurious, textured look of “the real thing.”
BaubleBar’s stylists suggest wearing the Azra Statement Necklace by day “with a collared button-down; for night, try it with a basic tee.” We couldn’t agree more. Made of brass and shiny gold plating, it is available for $68 at baublebar.com.
Double your pleasure this season with a pair of matching bracelets. Worn on both wrists or higher up the arms, this twin look is a signature of the Summer of ’17. Try gold-tone cuffs with a white shirt and white jeans for day…or with an LBD and strappy gold sandals at night. Two of these open-work beauties from Vince Camuto can be yours for less than $50.
The Stack Is Back
JCK Magazine reports that stackable rings made a comeback at the jewelry industry’s June trade show in Las Vegas. But did they ever really go away? It seems that some women are wearing them in new ways, including one per finger, multiples on some fingers, or just one on the pinky, a different one every day.
Whatever method you select, these highly collectible and affordable stacking rings are the epitome of personalized style for summer…and beyond.