Outdoor concerts, barbecues, beach vacations – summer is where it’s at! And Lavalier has the scoop on this year’s hottest trends, whether you’re wearing short shorts, a maxi dress, or an itsy-bitsy bikini. Take a look at our predictions of what the celebrities and fashionistas will be showing off this summer.
Lately, we’ve noticed celebrities and runway models alike sporting dual bracelets – one for each wrist! The fashion world’s current ‘it’ girl Kendall Jenner rocked this look at the Balmain show in Paris for Spring/Summer Fashion Week. Sarah Jessica Parker also went with matching bracelets at the Met Gala – although you may be too distracted by her flaming headwear to notice. The best part about this trend is that it works with bangles, cuffs, tennis bracelets, and any other style. Just find one you love, and buy two!
Naga Dragon Bracelet by John Hardy, $1,495 (Image Source)
Gold Geometric Cuff by NEST Jewelry, $295 (Image Source)
Makali Bangle Set by Ashley Pittman, $385 (Image Source)
Me-OW! Is it just us, or have the claws come out lately? We first saw the trend at Coachella; Diane Kruger paired a necklace with a smokin’ red bikini top, while Fergie wore a much larger claw around her neck as she partied with Kendall Jenner. Both Sophia Bush and Cameron Diaz have been spotted wearing claw necklaces from the Elisabeth Bell Jewelry line. Keep the chain thin (a thick chain with a large pendant can make you look like you’re wearing a necklace of giant-sized proportions) and layer with lariats and other, smaller pendants for a fresh, inspired take on a look that has been around for 130,000 years.
Wolverine Claw by Elisabeth Bell Jewelry, $3,150 (Image Source)
Eagle Claw Necklace by Pamela Love, $250 (Image Source)
Elsa Peretti Claw Necklace by Tiffany & Co., $2,300 (Image Source)
Sunbursts and Starbursts
There’s no summer without sunshine, and this uplifting shape is sure to make you beam with delight. We first saw this trend on fabrics at Milan Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2015, but it’s caught on like wildfire and has spread from your wardrobe to your jewelry box. Whether you prefer the many-rayed sunburst or the subtler starburst, these galactic baubles are sure to steal the show.
Sunburst Pendant Necklace by House of Harlow 1960, $80 (Image Source)
Mini Rose-Gold & Diamond Starburst Stud Earrings by Sydney Evan, $465 (Image Source)
Starburst Ring with Diamonds in Gold by David Yurman, $3,900 (Image Source)
So, now that you’re armed with the latest fashion knowledge, are you ready to take summer by storm? Before you head out to your next social engagement, don’t forget: summer poses unique hazards to your jewelry. Take your rings off before you go swimming, and put them somewhere safe. Don’t wear your jewelry in the pool or the ocean, since sand and salt can loosen your settings, and chlorine isn’t good for precious metals. If anything does happen, make sure you’ve got jewelry insurance through Lavalier, so you don’t have to worry. See you on the beach!