Summer Jewelry Must-Haves to Pair with Fashion Basics

White Shorts, Gold Cuff Bracelet

White Shorts/Gold Cuff Bracelet

Summer days call for crisp white shorts and colorful tops. Make it your go-to uniform for weekend outings. Maximize pocket interest by wearing one of OBJ’s favorite summer jewelry must-haves: a wide gold cuff bracelet to show off your glowing tan.

Jamie Chung wearing a classic blue jean jacket with a summer dress.
Jamie Chung Shopping for New Silver Hoops
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Classic Jean Jacket/Silver Hoops

The metal studs on a blue jean jacket take on new luster with the right pair of sterling silver hoops. I read somewhere that hoop-style earrings take ten years off your face. Try them – you’ll be immediately transported to your younger days! Wear your jean jacket with your white shorts (above), or a flirty dress (below). It’s a perfect summertime wardrobe-maker.

Oscar de la Renta Spring Summer 2014
Oscar de la Renta Spring Summer 2014
New York Fashion Week

Feminine Dress/Statement Necklace

This summer’s can’t-miss dress has a fitted waist and a fuller (sometimes gently pleated) skirt. If you choose a solid color try a bold statement necklace in faux jewels. Prefer a floral dress? Buy some big monochromatic beads or a twisted triple strand of pearls.

Kelly Rowland in White Wide-Leg Pants and Crop Top with Long Chains
Kelly Rowland in White Wide-Leg Pants and Crop Top with Long Chains

Wide-leg Trousers/Longer Chains

Invest in a pair of flared-leg trousers or pajama-style pants and have fun dressing them up or down. This season’s popular crop tops create a new silhouette, so layer on longer chains to balance the wide-leg look.

Michael Kors Sweatshirt with Brooch
Michael Kors Sweatshirt with Brooch
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Wild Card: Designer Sweatshirt/Costume Brooch

The athletic look is here to stay: sweatshirts and hoodies ruled the runways in the spring and fall collections. I love the juxtaposition of a zip-up terry with a faux jewel brooch. Whimsical and offbeat, it’s a great look for cool summer evenings at the beach.

Summer is a great time to experiment with jewelry worn in new ways. So make sure you have these summer jewelry must-haves to mix and match with your warm-weather fashion basics.

Get out there and dazzle!

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