Oversized shoulder pads, delicate pastels, and crop tops are just a few top summer trends, reports Marie Claire, while pearls, colorful gemstones, beachy beaded necklaces and bracelets, and chain link necklaces are taking over the world of jewellery – as stated by Cosmopolitan. Getting your look right, of course, involves a combination of fashion, accessories and jewellery. In order to capture the essence of the Big Four Fashion Weeks and to carry off trends while staying true to the vision of top designers, consider pairing clothing and jewellery in the following ways.
The events of 2020 have led many to embrace open-air vacations in the midst of nature, and the beach and poolside are the perfect spots to show off your summer style. One of the biggest jewellery trends to watch out for this year is that of colourful beads, stacked with chains, charms, and even pearls, and worn as part of a boho chic ensemble. Pair beads with informal beachwear in cotton, linen, and knitted materials. Check out Dior’s chic white knitted tops (worn with cute crop or bikini tops beneath), graced with stacked necklaces and beads with yellow gold pendants.
Coloured gemstones have officially overtaken diamonds as a girl’s best friend, with many brides and grooms opting for sapphires, emeralds, amethysts, aquamarines and citrines for wedding jewellery. Sapphire designs are shining brighter than ever this year, owing to influencers, celebrities, and royal fashion icons like Kate Middleton, Chiara Ferragni, and Princess Eugenie – all of whom are proving that sapphires sparkle in blue, pink, green, and indeed nearly every colour of the rainbow. Sapphires can be worn alone (in classic pieces such as halo rings or pendant necklaces) or stacked alongside elegant pieces like diamond tennis necklaces or gemstone jokers. Wear your coloured gemstones with minimalist designs such as Khaite’s elegant black tube top, Jill Sander’s XL-lapelled white shirts, or Sportmax’s simple white ankle-length dresses.
Chained To The Rhythm
Link chains in minimalist and extra-large pieces such as statement necklaces and bracelets are a hot item to own this year. The great thing about this design in particular is that it works well with nearly all types of outfits – from elegant cocktail dresses to sporty tops and low-cut silk blouses. Check out Louis Vuitton’s ultra-large link chain necklace, worn with a simple black and white silk top and a sporty jacket. Stack these up with smaller necklaces, or wear them on their own. Dabble with mixed metal chains by designers such as Carolina Herrera, who has designed a gorgeous chain in black ceramic, white ceramic, and yellow gold.
Whether you’re into classic or modern, baroque or minimalist designs, there is an array of trends that will undoubtedly catch your eye this year. The key to making each look work is to pair it with the right jewellery – be they link chains or delicate sapphires – with the right materials and cuts. For the ultimate beach or pool look, for instance, pair natural materials like linen and cotton with simple beads, stacked up around your neck, arm, or even your ankle.