Unpopular opinion: Summer fashion is better than fall fashion—hear me out. Yes, fall provides chic layering opportunities that allow for unique styling of several diverse pieces. In contrast, the summer mantra is "less is more" as scorching heat calls for minimalism and optimizing skin exposure. This paring down of the essentials creates a need for innovation, for doing more with less. Bright colors, bold patterns, matching sets, and an anything-goes mentality make for some serious summer street style. The true differentiating factor between summer and fall fashion, however, is the accessories.
While a fashion girl may invest in a singular classic fall It bag, she is likely to have a multitude of cheaper fashion bags to rotate through in the summer. Similarly, fall jewelry is often significantly comprised of gold pieces—gold hoops, layered gold necklaces, perhaps a gold Cartier Love Bracelet. In summer, the name of the game is experimentation, and our favorite influencers are wearing everything from cherry earrings to puka shell anklets.
This season, a few popular jewelry brands have emerged as the go-tos for anyone looking to elevate their outfit, and it is my humble opinion that this year, the creativity and ingenuity will continue with fashion girls wearing pieces from these brands far past summer and straight into fall. Scroll through to find the six popular jewelry brands that are already all over your Instagram feed and perhaps experiment a little yourself.
1. The Last Line
Photo:Courtesy of The Last Line
The Last Line is the fine jewelry you dream of at a price you can afford. Whether it be the perfect tennis bracelet or a safety pin fashioned as an earring, each piece is inundated with colorful gemstones in rainbow hues that make a statement. This jewelry is made for layering—just check out founder Shelley Sanders's ears for proof.
Though made in Germany, the pieces from Wald Berlin make you feel as if you've traveled the world, collecting and curating your jewelry collection throughout. Whether you're laying on a beach in Bali or heading to your office in DTLA, its latest collection, Paris Addis Adeba, looks like it walked straight out of a '90s summer and onto every influencer's neck in 2019.
3. Wolf Circus
If you're looking for something that makes a subtle statement with everything else you own, Wolf Circus is the brand for you. With modern designs featuring pearls and unique silhouettes and shapes, the brand will easily become a favorite in your collection.
Mejuri gained traction for its dainty, everyday pieces. Now, it's become a top choice among fashion and jewelry lovers everywhere thanks to its versatile range of products, which suits any budget.
Photo:Courtesy of Gorjana
Gorjana is designed in, and inspired by, Laguna Beach—and you can certainly tell. With boho-chic vibes, these pieces are perfect for stacking and layering amongst your current collection. Take a quick scroll through your IG feed and you will quickly begin to recognize Gorjana's organic shapes on your favorite fashion girls.
6. Laura Lombardi
Los Angeles-based brand J. Hannah has garnered a cult following for its minimalist designs, which embody the perfect balance of timeless elegance that can be worn every day. The result? A new definition to modern luxury.