By midsummer, it’s almost a given that your hot-weather wardrobe is starting to look a little . . . dull. It’s understandable. After all, this is basically the no-man’s-land of fashion: too hot for fresh fall looks. Too late in the sale cycle for new summer duds. And too sweltering to think about wearing much at all. But there’s a secret upside to this fashion abyss: This is also the time of year when a really fab accessory starts to look especially enticing—and make the most impact, to boot. For maximum style rejuvenation, skip winter’s neon baubles and last summer’s overplayed bubble necklaces and refresh your look with one of these five jewelry trends. Pick one or two, or try all five: We promise it’s the fastest way to make the same three sundresses feel suddenly new again.
This ring-bracelet hybrid combines everything
we love into one awesome piece. These styles run the gamut from sweet
and simple to majorly ornate, but we’re especially feeling the
statement-making potential of the more intricate types.
Try it: House
of Harlow’s and Nasty Gal’s geometric versions, or Luv AJ’s
lightweight chain with a tough-chic shark tooth detail.
Mix-and-Match Stud Earrings
ever ruled that your earrings must be an identical duo? A little
asymmetry is always welcome in our world. Switch things up by wearing
two different posts—try your initials, or combine geometric metal
Try it: Baublebar’s letters, Jewelmint’s geometric pairing, or Forever 21’s set of nine.
Slim Stacked Rings
that we don’t still love us a giant cocktail ring—because we most
certainly do—but there’s something super chic and totally fresh about
the current crop of slender, minimalist rings. Wear them alone or in
multiples, either stacked or anchored above the knuckle (our pick!).
it: Threadsense’s trio of multi-metallic geometric midis, Gorjana’s
thin stack of seven, or Vita Fede’s cube-adorned knuckle version.
Dainty Chain Bracelets
a feminine counter to the chunky cuffs of earlier seasons. Try these
lightweight chains solo, layered, or worn with a watch.
Try it: Jewelmint’s skull-anchored rose-gold chain adds a dash of edge to this ladylike style.
dramatic! While most of the most current jewelry looks are trending
delicate, we love the sheer glamour of ear cuffs, which offer an
attention-getting design with chunky stones or gleaming metals.
it: Go full glam with Asos’s hook-over style or BCBG’s stone version, or
take a more subtle approach with Mania Mania’s modern-organic quartz