The Only 6 Jewelry Trends That Matter This Summer

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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.

Brinker & Eliza Spencer Necklace ($178)

Mejuri Tiny Pearl Necklace ($85)

Embolden Jewelry Baroque Pearl Earrings ($20)

& Other Stories Organic Pearl Bead Necklace ($39)

Éliou Samos Pearl Sunglasses Chain ($180)

Belly Chains

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.

Jleiwneslurny Waist Belly Chain ($12)

Spartessa Belly Chain ($20)

8 Other Reasons Butterfly Belly Chain ($46)

Jacquie Aiche 14-Karat Rose Gold Diamond Body Chain ($4690)

Statement Rings

The bigger, the better is the motto with rings for the summer. Opt for brighter colors if you want to add some pops of fun, or find chunky gold rings if you prefer things more classic.

Jules Smith Thick 2 in 1 Ring Set ($45)

Zara Cosmic Glass Collection Ring ($6)

Bea Bongiasca Baby Vine Ring ($675)

Misho Virgo Ring ($117)

Beaded Necklaces

There's always room for a little nostalgia, and it seems like everyone has joined in on the childhood fun with beaded necklaces. Get your friends together and DIY your own, or click "add to cart."

Notte Oopsy Daisy Pearly Necklace ($122)

Martha Calvo Happy Go Lucky Necklace ($143)

Urban Outfitters Pearl Icon Necklace ($18)

Zolearopy Bead Choker Necklace ($11)

Chain Links

Gold chains are always in style, but instead of dainty options, more spread-apart link pieces are dominating right now.

Yoosteel Gold Initial Necklaces ($15)

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Link Chain Necklace ($53)

Rosantica Promessa Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Bracelet ($205)

Missoma Aegis Chain Necklace ($214)

Paco Rabanne XL Link Gold-Tone and Leather Necklace ($650)

Silver Layers

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.

Rimor Jewelry Pin Through My Pearl Chain Silver ($60)

Justine Clenquet Louise Necklace ($110)

Mejuri Cable Chain Necklace Silver ($145)

Mango Link Necklace ($30)

Loren Stewart Silver Necklace ($395)

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