My Summer Jewelry Obsession Is Raging—The Statement Pieces Upgrading My Outfits


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With the influx of big jewelry moments happening right now, it would be fair to consider it the summer's main character. And accordingly, my jewelry collection has followed suit. My burgeoning assortment of pieces can be divided into two categories: classic and sleek jewelry made mainly of metal that I wear throughout the year and my summer jewelry. Pieces that fall into the latter are much more exuberant and kitschy than the usual hoops or snake chains I'd wear during any other season. The colors get brighter, the silhouettes get bolder, and the pieces are anything but dainty. June, July, and August are when these fun-loving pieces really get to shine.

Several key jewelry trends contribute to this aesthetic, from shell pieces and colorful glass to baroque pearls, but overall, I'd call it summer jewelry. I'm highlighting 30 finds that embody this free-spirited beachy vibe. In the below edit, you'll find everything from stacked sea shell chokers to floral statement earrings and beaded baubles that are ideal for wearing on vacation, to the beach, or simply layering on with your favorite summer dresses.


(Image credit: @indyabrown)


(Image credit: @indyabrown)

Next up: The Anti-Trend Staple That's Sure to Define Summer Fashion (Again)

Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.