The spring/summer 2021 accessories themes stood out, refusing to be veiled in a season that was otherwise all about staying in, snug, and healthy. From strong statement chains to vivid, bold shades, summer jewelry in 2021 was large and bold.
Though it may seem strange, we understand why designers would choose to dress up their more basic collections with dramatic jewels. During these challenging times, the way accessories can add excitement to an easy and relaxed outfit is just what’s needed.
Thus, without any further delay, take a gander at our latest jewelry and accessories trends for spring/summer 2021!
A lot of things from last year are here to stay (apparently, including the coronavirus), but not all things staying back are bad. The chunky jewelry trend is continuing as fashion statements. Heavy metal jewelry bits symbolic of hardware were seen on the runways from Victoria Beckham to Hérmes, illustrating that bigger is better this summer.
What could be more timeless and powerful than pearls? If you are not a huge fan of chunking and piling jewelry pieces, you might be a pearl person. But don’t be fooled: these aren’t your grandmother’s delicate gizmos or the priceless pearls of a season prior. The styling of layered and mismatched pearls, as seen on the runways, is the novelty factor for the fashion this year. Hopefully, soon, you’ll make your summertime pearls a whole affair to cherish by pursuing the party adage “the more, the merrier.”
After a drab year, a burst of vivid color is just what we all need. Versace’s neon of every shade was the order of the day, while Chanel’s classy and elegant pearls were revamped with splashes of hot pink. This fluorescent pattern is also a sensation in fine jewelry circles, with designers like Solange Azagury Partridge and Bea Bongiasca opting for retina-searing creations.
The appeal of a cuff is that you can always love this more than anyone who can see it out in the post–lockdown wild as you watch from afar at the keyboard, restricted to your home (eventually). With another gemstone that effortlessly polishes- express yourself with a sculptural theme, and wear it any way you want.
Babbling Beachy Vibes
With many models, a tossed, boho feel is the order of the day. Etro and Jason Wu have vibrant beaded chokers, and Versace has Boivin starfish-inspired brooches. Natural materials, such as shells at Krizia and raffia at La Double J, are common summer motifs. Aim for those beads and see brighter days ahead.