Jewelry is a must-have accessory, even in the hot summer weather.
Whether you're having a night out on the town with friends or you're having a casual day at the beach with family, the right pieces can take a great outfit to the next level.
The perfect summertime look can be characterized by your style and the way you enjoy your summer days. Finding your summertime style and jewelry to match is going to make you look and feel your best.
But with so many options, it can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out how to style jewelry during the summer.
Here's what you need to know.
Summer Jewelry Styles
No matter your style, there are many different ways to wear your jewelry in the summertime. You don't have to compromise your style for the summer heat.
If you like to keep your style classic and minimalist, there are still ways to style your jewelry and have fun with summer trends. Or, if you like bold and bright, then summer fashion will be the perfect time to wear your stunning pieces.
If you don’t know what you like, maybe these two styles will help you realize what fits your style best.
Subtle & Chic Style Jewelry
Subtle jewelry will always be a timeless style. Subtlety is also a great style to choose for the summertime because of the heat. Opting for smaller-sized jewelry and subtle styles will keep you comfortable in the summer sun.
Subtle jewelry can often be smaller or daintier charms and stones for necklaces and rings. However, it can also be about sticking to gold or silver jewelry.
The best part about choosing subtle and chic jewelry for the summertime is that you can layer your jewelry without overdoing it. Layering simple necklaces or thin bracelets can make you look chic and classic.
The key to a chic style is opting for vintage style jewelry. This doesn't necessarily mean wearing actual vintage jewelry. Vintage style can incorporate birthstones, geometric shapes, and simplicity.
If you want to style your jewelry subtle, chic, and with a vintage touch, gold is a classic and timeless metal.
Another reason to opt for more subtle jewelry is that it will be less of a hassle when dealing with heat and water. Layering one or two pieces won't feel too chunky or heavy.
Bold & Bright Jewelry for Summertime
Bold and bright jewelry is a popular emerging trend with jewelry. It's perfect for the summertime because it's bold, colorful, and fun. If your style is bold and you like statement pieces, summertime is the perfect season to wear bold pieces.
The summer heat can cause you to keep your hair off your shoulders more often. This is the perfect time to style a bold and bright necklace!
The most important part of wearing bold jewelry is to not overdo it. It's best to not stack or layer your jewelry with multiple large pieces. It's better to stick with one statement piece and layer or combine the piece with smaller and daintier jewelry.
A big part of bold jewelry is color. Bold can mean big and chunky, but it can also mean bright colors. When styling your jewelry, opt for colors that will bring out the colors in your outfit.
Try not to add too many colors into the mix, as it could distract from your overall look. Bold and bright should still be simple overall.
When opting for bold statement pieces, it's essential to still choose quality metals. In the summer heat and humidity, inexpensive jewelry can be damaged easily. Quality jewelry will look expensive and it will last in the summer elements.
Finding Your Style
If you haven’t found what you like best when it comes to jewelry, experiment with pieces to see what makes you feel like your most authentic self. Try to start with one or two bold statement pieces and play around with what feels good to you. You might be surprised by what you find!
No matter if your style is classic and chic or bold and bright, you can wear fun pieces that will make you look and feel your best.
It's important to remember to properly care for your jewelry, especially in the summertime. Any sort of jewelry that isn't properly taken care of and is exposed to the elements will have issues.
Your jewelry is especially exposed to intense elements in the summertime. Chlorine water, salt water, and direct sunlight can damage your jewelry.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear jewelry in the summer. It’s best to stay away from inexpensive jewelry because it’ll tarnish and be ruined much quicker.
If you purchase higher-quality jewelry, it’s more likely to last much longer. It’s best to be cautious about how much water and sun exposure your jewelry is getting.
However, you can still enjoy wearing your jewelry during the season. Taking proper care of your necklaces, rings, and bracelets can prevent your jewelry from tarnishing.
Cleaning and Storing
You should clean your jewelry regularly with warm soap and water to remove any sweat, dirt, and oils. This will ensure your jewelry will last a long time and stay in perfect condition.
Storing your jewelry in the right place can help keep your jewelry shining and keep it in pristine condition. Store your jewelry in a dry place. This can include a jewelry box, or anywhere where it won't get dirty.
Keep your jewelry away from anything that can tarnish it. This can include using cleaning chemicals with rings on, or wearing jewelry while swimming in a pool or the ocean.
Try not to wear your jewelry while sleeping, swimming, or showering. Any sort of water can wear down the finish of the pieces and leave them tarnished over time. Be sure to remove your jewelry before sleeping, as well.
Caring for your jewelry will ensure it will last longer and stay in good condition. Be aware of what may be affecting your jewelry on a day-to-day basis.
The summertime can cause more issues due to the sun and heat, so be sure to take extra care of your jewelry during this season.
Style Jewelry With Us
Sometimes, you just don't know where to start when it comes to styling jewelry with an outfit. Or maybe you’ve purchased a new piece and have no idea how or where to wear it. Either way, here are some of our favorite summer styles.
We love a beautiful statement gold necklace that will stand out. Our braided link necklace with a pearl and heart pendant is a beautiful necklace to wear to a dinner party or a wedding. It's the perfect balance of classic and bold. Pair it with gold pendant earrings and a braided chain-link bracelet.
If you're not a fan of layering multiple necklaces, try a necklace that has a layering effect to it. Our coin and flat pearl multi strand necklace will give your outfit an effortless look. This is perfect to wear for a beach day, paired with your swimsuit and coverup. Both effortless and beautiful, it's sure to make you feel like a million dollars.
If you're wanting a pop of color in your jewelry, try dangling earrings that feature stones or pearls. Our coin and peacock chandelier earrings would pair perfectly with a few colored bracelets or layered necklaces that feature the same color. Wear these earrings with your hair up to show them off and to make them the statement piece of your outfit.
If you don't want a big statement necklace or earrings, try making your rings the statement piece of your outfit. Our gold oversized rings will look gorgeous with any amount of necklaces or any style of earrings. You can pair a chunky oversized ring with smaller rings on your hands, or add multiple chunky rings to really make them stand out!
Don't be afraid to mix and match your jewelry metals. Although it's been a bit taboo to do this, it's a fun way to make your outfit much more unique and fun.
If you tend to wear silver jewelry, add a few pops of gold to your outfit. Gold and silver look great together and it’s becoming a trend! Try gold rings or a gold bracelet to go with a silver necklace or earrings. Or stack a few rings, alternating between gold and silver.
2022 Jewelry Trends
Even though you want to style your jewelry the way you'd like, it's also nice to know what the current jewelry trends are. Here are the trends for 2022, specifically for the summer season.
Cuffs are a returning trend this year. Wearing cuffs around your arms, or even your ears can make a bold statement for a dinner party or lounging by the pool. Chunky cuff bracelets are a great alternative to wear if you don't enjoy wearing a cuff on your arm.
Another popular trend is wearing chain-link necklaces and bracelets. Chains are a simple style, but they can make a bold statement. As seen on the runway, gold chains are hot this summer.
You could opt for a chunky chain necklace as a bold statement piece and pair it with smaller and daintier rings and bracelets. No matter what you like, there's no doubt that chains are back in a variety of styles.
Pearls are also back in style, and not just those classic pearl necklaces. Pearls are a great addition to bracelets and earrings as well. Different styles, shapes, and colors of pears will give you a classically chic look, while still looking unique. This stone is perfect to wear in the summertime because it's not too heavy or chunky.
Color is also a big trend this year. Colorful rings, necklaces, and bracelets are perfect for making you stand out. Classic metals will never go out of style, but colored pieces are a fun addition to your jewelry collection and are perfect for the summertime.
Beaded jewelry is making a comeback and is perfect to add some color to your outfit. Colorful beads and stones will really make your outfit pop. It gives a youthful and fun tone to your outfit which is perfect for summer!
If you're not ready to jump into fully-beaded pieces, you can try a piece with a few beads or stones. This is a great way to participate in the trend without wearing something completely out of your comfort zone.
Remember, there's nothing wrong with stepping outside of your comfort zone, or following trends. It can be easier to style your jewelry by knowing what's popular and what trends are emerging. Plus, you never know what you'll like until you try it!
Beautiful Jewelry and Beautiful You
At the end of the day, you should be wearing quality jewelry that makes you happy. No matter if it's in style or not. Your jewelry should express you and your unique style. This is no exception when it comes to the summertime!
No matter the occasion this summer, you should always style jewelry in a way that will make you feel and look your best. From celebrations to vacations and time spent with loved ones, there are so many ways to style your summertime look.
Be sure to take proper care of your jewelry, especially since the elements can be harsh during this time of the year.
Treat yourself to some beautiful and quality jewelry that will last for many summers to come.