While summer brings with it a wave of relentless heat and humidity, it also ushers in newer fashion trends bursting with colour and fun. Every year, new trends dominate social media, making their way from top runways as part of luxury brands such as Dior and Chanel, all the way to our local stores. This year is no different, with the Y2K obsession still going strong and blasts from the past crowding our Instagram feeds.
There’s been quite a bit of mention about clothing and hair but accessories are not oft-discussed. Rest assured, we have compiled a list with the help of Cosmopolitan of top summer 2021 jewellery trends to assist you in your effort to update your collection and look and feel like the fashion diva you aspire to be. From pearls to neon, this summer is filled with trends that are brimming with bright colours and fun!
Were you big on collecting charms as a kid and still have your collection stored away in some dusty old box? Well, it’s time to retrieve it from your cupboard and wipe it clean, because charms are making a big comeback! Add multiple fun little charms to a delicate gold chain and layer it with a chunkier choker piece around your neck. You could also take the traditional route and wear your charms around your wrist linked on a bracelet. You can add uniqueness to any look by going for quirky and fun charms that help you make a statement.
Do you want to add just a touch of sophistication and elegance to your fun summer look? Well then, pearls are your best friend! Back in a big way, pearls can be seen all over the runway as well as on prominent celebrities. You can wear them as a traditional single-strand pearl necklace or go OTT and layer bracelet upon bracelet loaded with pearls onto your wrists. For some extra fun, add them to your hair to elevate a boring old hairdo.
Large dazzling earrings
This has to be our favourite accessory off of this list because of the sheer glittery possibilities! As desis, if there’s one thing we love, it’s big bedazzled earrings, and this trend does not disappoint. You can go for crystal chandelier earrings or giant glittery hoops in the shape of your choice. With earrings as playful as these, you probably won’t need any other jewellery to make a bold yet fun fashion statement.
If you have been anywhere near Instagram in the past few months, chances are you have seen this trend. Gen Z has fully adopted the beaded jewellery trend that was big in the early 2000s as well as the late 90s. The best part about this trend is that you don’t have to spend big bucks to buy yourself some beaded jewellery, and you can instead make some yourself at home with some good quality beads and DIY skills. The possibilities are truly endless and the internet is full of tutorials on how to make everything from chokers to rings with nothing but some string and beads!
This trend screams summer. Bright and bold, neon enamel jewellery is the perfect accessory for your next beach hangout or lunch with friends. The neon colours will ensure you grab attention wherever you go and when it comes to statement pieces, it does not get bolder than this!
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