Summer 2013 is in full swing, and that might mean you've got your warm weather wardrobe all figured out. After all, you've probably been bombarded with news about the latest trends for the last several months - you know that neon colors are in, striped tops are all the rage, and oversized sunglasses are, once again, as trendy as can be. But if you're looking for a couple of fun finishing touches for your summer wardrobe, you can still get the job done with a simple piece of jewelry here or there. So here are 5 summer jewelry tips to help round out your outfits!
1. Neon Highlights
Just as neon is trendy in tops and other summer garments, casual jewelry with neon highlights can really pull your look together. Whether it's a few artificial beads colored brightly and vibrantly, or a neon band around part of a bracelet or earring, the lightest touch of bright color can make a bold fashion statement.
A pendant can mean just about anything, but the general trend of dangling a decorative object at the end of a necklace seems to be red hot this summer. Whether that means something rustic like an old key hanging from a threat, or something fancier like a necklace featuring a white gold chain and diamond pendant is up to you. But either piece can be perfect for the right environment. Use this trend to express yourself through a pendant with some personal meaning!
3. Geometric Pieces
This is another trend that's essentially wide open to interpretation, but you know the general idea: plated necklaces of interlocking geometric shapes, necklaces with dangling metallic shapes, etc. Stark, clear geometric patterns are everywhere you look in jewelry trends this summer though, so be sure to stock up on a piece or two in this category.
4. Gems, Raw Stones & Beads
The bottom line is, colored stones are hot this summer. Your interpretation of that is totally up to you! Whether you opt for colored gemstones for a fancier look, raw stones for an elegant beach appearance, or cheap beads for a casual look around town, you can always have fun with color.
5. Animal Themes
Finally, for the quirkiest in summer jewelry trends, animal themes are very popular. This can mean a lot of different things, from a gemstone bird hanging from an earring, to a bracelet designed as a snake consuming itself. This is more of a niche trend, so it's best to just get out and see what you find, rather than plan a shopping trip in advance.
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