Now I don’t want to get too giddy, but how gorgeous has the weather been lately? So warm and sunny, it’s dead exciting. The flip flops have been dragged from the back of the closet, strappy summer dresses and shorts are everywhere and there’s no need to feel guilty eating a Magnum 3 days on the trot.
I sometimes find wearing jewellery in summer can be a bit tricky, especially during the day. You can either feel a bit claustrophobic and sweaty or overdressed wearing anything too sparkly. Fear not, good readers, I’ve got a few summer jewellery looks that are easy to pull off and will look fab for any occasion.
Neckware in the summer can feel a bit OTT, but when you’ve got a fair amount of flesh on display, something eye-catching and pretty draws the eye and can give simple outfits a focal point. Here’s a couple I love.
Bib style necklaces are a great look for spring and you can be adventurous with colours, especially during the day. Got for bold, simple shapes with a bright outfit or against a print or for the perfect daytime into evening look, go for florals in sophisticated, muted tones.
If this seems like too much bulk, then opt for extra long chain pendants. They add a bit of grown up glamour and unlike chunky chains or beads won’t feel too hippy. Arrow heads, bullets and crosses are everywhere right now and go with everything.
The trend for layering up bracelets plows on unhindered, and lots of colour and texture is a great summery festival look. But this can look inappropriate, say, in the office, or you may just want something a bit more low-key. One of my most fave looks at the moment is layering a few very fine chains, usually with a couple of darling little charms. Cute without being too girlie, everyone can rock this look.
If you do fancy something a bit chunkier, but still with the right touch of sophistication, stick with complementary hues, metals or stones. If you want a splash of colour, say if you’re wearing a monochrome or metallic dress, then pick one stand-out, bright hue. Perfect for summer weddings.
Wearing different rings is probably the hardest jewellery change any of us makes. Rings often, more than other types of jewellery, hold more sentimental value and there are some rings we always wear, no matter what. So when choosing other rings to wear, always bare in mind what they need to work alongside.
Chunky, quirky cocktail rings are great as they make a big statement all by themselves. Choose simple shapes or bold colours for a more contemporary look. Or if you’re feeling fruity, go for something fun and sparkly.
I’ve got a real thing for simple pyramid rings in soft, pastel colours. Topshop or Asos have a good selection. Turquoise is always a great choice for summer and looks great against a tan and bright pink nails, a la Miami Beach.
I must admit, I’m having a renaissance. I recently had a tidy up of all my jewellery (no mean feat, I tell you) and discovered an adorable pair of gold rose-shaped studs I used to wear when I was little. They have become my new, old favourites and I wear them constantly. So, my advice for perfect summer earrings is dainty little vintage-style studs.
There you have it, a quick run through of my tops tips for summery jewellery. I’d love to hear what you think and see what you’re wearing, now the sun has finally made an appearance.
Be warned though, WSS bought a new BBQ at the weekend. Prepare for snow.
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