While there is minimal room for layering clothing items in the summertime, there's always space to layer accessories, especially jewelry. Whether you're wearing a simple maxi dress or a trendy bikini, there's no better way to add a little oomph to the look than a few necklaces here and a few rings there. Coco Chanel may have once advised taking one item off before you leave the house, but we tend to prefer the maximalist side of things.
While so many jewelry trends have made their way to the market recently, we have our select favorites from the season. We made our predictions from the runway, but sometimes the ones that transfer to the fashion scene IRL can be a little different. Below, we selected the jewelry trends that have caught our attention the most for the summer. (We may even be taking a few into the fall.)
Pearls are classic jewelry pieces in our book, but brands' reiterations of them recently aren't similar to the standard pearls your grandmother probably wore. Modern versions feature colorful beads, mixed metals, and non-perfect-shaped pearls.
With Y2K popping its head in almost every part of the fashion scene, there's no surprise that belly chains have made their way into everyone's summer looks. With celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Hailey Bieber backing the trend, it seems like if you're showing your stomach this season, this is the jewelry to have on. They'll even look good layered over a fitted dress.
The pop-punk aesthetic is thriving, and it's bringing a whole chunk of fashion trends along with it. On the clothing side, it's plaid and leather. For accessories, it's layered metal and silver jewelry.