Summer Styling Tips
Whether you’re planning a city-break abroad, a two-week all-inclusive holiday or a long weekend staycation, you need to know how to dress for the heat and style your summer jewellery. Here are our tips on how to style jewellery for summer with outfit inspiration and advice on how to care for your jewellery whilst on holiday.
How to style jewellery for summer
If your summer calendar is packed with parties and social events, you might want an outfit for each occasion. Often, it can be tricky to know how to accessorise and style jewellery for summer, especially when the weather is warm and you’re dressing for the sunshine.
Start by thinking about the types of metals you want to wear during summer. Warm tones like gold and bronze are often popular metal choices for summer jewellery, especially as these colours and metal types complement sun-kissed skin and hazy summer days. Giving off a rose-tinted finish, rose gold jewellery is another warm metal to consider for your summer jewellery style and can be paired with both gold and silver jewellery to add dimension to your style.
If you don’t own gold jewellery and prefer to wear silver all year round, there’s no reason why you can’t style your silver jewellery for the summer season instead. The contrast of silver metal against shades like black and grey are still impactful in summer, and pairing softer tones like peachy pinks and pastel tones will bring out the cool tones of your silver jewellery. Wearing white is also a staple for summer, and this shade matches all metal types perfectly.
Once you’ve decided on your jewellery colour-palette, consider how you want to style your summer jewellery. There’s nothing worse than tangled necklaces in the sticky-heat when it’s hot, so try opting for a minimalistic style for the summer. Our guide to styling necklaces offers plenty of advice on how to layer necklaces which is perfect for making a statement or saving for summer evenings when it’s a bit cooler. In the height of summer, you want to be keeping your jewellery to a minimum to avoid any jewellery mishaps, like prising stacked rings off swollen fingers.
Summer jewellery outfit inspiration
Knowing how to style your jewellery for summer is one thing, but knowing what to wear it with when it comes to dressing for different occasions is another. We’ve put together some jewellery styling tips to help give you outfit inspiration for a variety of summer occasions:
How to style jewellery for the beach:
You might think that wearing jewellery at the beach is off-limits, and while we don’t recommend swimming in the sea with your jewellery, there are ways to incorporate jewellery into your beach outfits.
If you’re at a pool party or keeping cool in the shade, a light cover-up or kaftan is a great outfit choice, and one you can style with a variety of summer jewellery. As we mentioned, keep it simple with a subtle pendant, like a coin necklace, and wear small stud earrings alongside a delicate ring to add a touch of elegance to your beach outfit.
Festival summer jewellery style:
Nothing says ‘summer’ more than a festival, and although you can’t guarantee sunshine with the British weather, you can make sure your outfit is as bold as the festival you’re going to! A festival is the perfect opportunity to make a statement with your jewellery, opting for mixed-metals and different textures to enhance your summer party style.
Make sure you check the weather forecast, as if it’s hot then you won’t want to over-complicate your outfit. However, if it’s slightly cooler there’s no reason why you can’t play with your accessories and stack your rings, layer your summer necklaces, and make your summer jewellery stand out in the crowd.
Styling summer jewellery from day to night:
If you’ve been lounging by the pool all day and are getting ready for a night out, mixing your summer jewellery style is an easy way to transform your outfits. If you’re abroad and wearing strappy tops or minimalistic dresses, a simple chain necklace with small hoop earrings can help elevate your evening outfit.
Similarly, pairing statement earrings like chunky hoops with bold and dramatic rings are a great alternative to the classic earring and necklace combination. Our coin rings are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe, especially as they can be worn alongside other rings or on their own.
How to care for your jewellery on holiday
With your holiday booked and your trip getting nearer, it’s time to start thinking about packing your suitcase and travel bags. It’s also a chance to think about how you’re going to travel with your holiday jewellery to make sure it arrives to your destination in one piece. Travelling with jewellery can be easy if you follow some simple steps to avoid necklaces getting tangled and losing an earring.
Make sure you have something suitable to transport your jewellery in. Something like a jewellery roll is perfect for keeping all your accessories in one place, while a jewellery box specifically for your rings and earrings can be a space-saver in your luggage.
Sun cream, moisturisers and perfume can all affect your jewellery, and overtime, cause them to tarnish. Be mindful of when you wear your holiday jewellery to avoid exposure to chemicals, harsh environments like heat, and lotions. Similarly, be careful wearing your jewellery in swimming pools and whilst swimming in the sea as the water can also cause your jewellery to tarnish over time.
Our comprehensive guide on how to care for your jewellery offers helpful tips and advice so you know how to keep your jewellery in the best possible condition whilst on your travels.
From festivals and garden parties to barbecues and beaches, no matter how you choose to spend your summer you can be sure to celebrate in style with our summer jewellery guide. Plan your outfits, choose the jewellery that you love and enjoy the sunshine with accessories that enhance every style.