Whether you are spending your summer indoors or outdoors (six feet apart from each other), jewelry is one of those must-have accessories that can dress up any summer outfit, from a swimsuit and wrap to a tank top and shorts.  For you ladies that keep up with the latest fashion trends, here are those jewelry pieces that look cute and will make you stand out this summer. 

Bigger is Better 

For the summer of 2020, it seems that bigger is better when it comes to jewelry. On the fashion runways, models have been sporting big hoops, big chokers, and big oversized statement chain-link necklaces and bracelets. If you are going to go big and make your jewelry center stage, it is best to keep the rest of your accessories simple. For instance, if you are going to wear a statement necklace, keep your earrings and your rings small. 

A Dose of Vitamin C

You have seen fruit prints on clothes for the last few years, and now, citrus fruits like lemons and limes are making their way out of the fruit bowl and onto necklaces, rings, and earrings. You’ll even see some cherries and bananas make their way onto the jewelry of this summer. 

Bright Colors

Much like the bold bigger is better look, bold bright colors are making their way into summer jewelry, mainly when it comes to earrings. Jewelry is steering away from the highlighter colors of the 80s and more toward bright primary colors (all the colors of the rainbow). Try pairing bright earrings, or a ring with a bright-colored stone, with an outfit that is a complementary color. If your earrings are blue, for example, wear an orange top (blue and orange are complementary colors). 

Initials and Custom Jewelry

With women seeking out unique jewelry and unique looks to make them stand out, rings and necklaces adorned with initials are all the rage, as are opportunities to create custom pieces. Your initial is truly your own, and any custom piece you have designed is also truly your own.

Let’s Go to the Beach 

The summer conjures images of warm weather and beaches, and shell jewelry is in line with fun in the sun. Trends are steering away from small Puka shells and going the route of big spiral-shaped shells and scallops. If you want to make sure your shells stand out, opt for shells accented by gold or bright beads. 

Pretty, Shiny Enamel

Enamel jewelry is one of those trends that are here to stay, especially this summer.  Enamel is shiny and reminiscent of glass, and you can spice up this season with enamel earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces in a multitude of colorful or classic hues. 

For the Birds

The tropics seem to be on everyone’s minds this summer, and tropical-themed beaded pieces are making their way into jewelry boxes. Birds of paradise and parrots are the most popular shapes, and adorning your ears with these cuties is a great way to bring a touch of the tropics to your lobes. 

No Piercings Required

Ear cuffs have surged in popularity this summer as a quick, easy, and versatile way to add a bit of edge to your overall look. The cuffs can be simple gold and silver cuffs, or they can be adorned and bedazzled with jewels. Just put one (or several) on, and you’re ready to go. 

One is Not the Loneliest Number

The asymmetrical earring look is back in style, and you can adorn your ear (left or right) with a bold geometric earring, a dangle drop earring, or a hoop earring. All eyes will be on you, but if you like wearing earrings in both ears, wear a big earring in one ear and tiny studs in the other. 

The Wild, Wild West

Lariats are ropes used for lassos, but in the jewelry world, a lariat is a necklace without a clasp or a hook. This necklace is versatile (versatility seems to be the name of the game when it comes to accessories this summer) and can be worn dangling down the front or dangling down the back. Lariats can be adorned with jewels or it can be a simple chain, and they are often worn with dresses/shirts with low necklines, so as to continue to draw the eye downward. 

Hardware Couture

You wouldn’t think safety pins, locks, or keys would be considered jewelry, but this summer, the hardware store comes to jewelry in a cool and cute way. Wear a pair of safety pin earrings or keep your lock and key close to your heart with a lock and key necklace. 

Whatever your style, you can find jewelry that will make you stand out this summer. Take the above suggestions as inspiration to make your own cute looks! 

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