With summer just a few months away, it’s time to start planning your seasonal wardrobe. If you’re anything like us, you probably purchased fewer accessories in 2020, choosing to spend your cash on loungewear, baked goods, and scented candles instead.
Fortunately, the summer of 2021 is set to be a little brighter, with more opportunities to hang out with your friends, take a vacation, or go on a day trip to the beach. You may even be looking forward to wearing your sharpest workwear. In other words, you have plenty of great excuses to equip yourself with gorgeous bags and jewelry!
Accessories represent a fool-proof way of winning style points as they can be used to instantly dress up any outfit – even those that haven’t seen the light of day for a year or two.
If you’re feeling a little out of practice when it comes to accessorizing, we’ve put together a guide to summer 2021 fashion to help you turn heads and feel amazing.
Bags with chunky chains
This year is all about making a statement. So, forget thin bag straps and dainty clasps and embrace the latest craze for chunky chainmail. There are plenty of beautiful and diverse pieces out there to try, including bags with large chain straps, chain-printed leather, and even bags made entirely from chainmail. Just remember to wear your bag with a healthy dose of attitude!
Candy-colored jewelry has been a recurring theme in recent runway shows, a trend that looks set to continue for many months. Wash away the troubles of 2020 with large, colorful stones that resemble your favorite childhood treats. Think bright purple amethysts, sultry sapphires, or even multi-colored gemstones.
Once considered the domain of well-to-do ladies and the Hollywood stars of the ‘50s, pearls have been rebranded as an everyday must-have. Wear them with a casual summer dress, a sexy LBD, or your favorite pair of jeans – you can’t go wrong! If classic pearl necklaces simply aren’t your style, there are plenty of alternatives out there to choose from including rings adorned with sultry black pearls, mother of pearl necklaces, and pendant pearl earrings.
Keep things sugary-sweet this summer with a pastel-colored bag. From candy floss pinks to sky blues, a playfully colorful bag will keep your spirits up and your style game strong this season. Ok, so a pastel color may not match all your summer outfits. However, we’re pleased to tell you that clashes are totally forgivable this season. After a quiet year for fashion, women everywhere are ready and waiting to start experimenting with their wardrobes again. Embrace the freedom of a new fashion era!
Continuing with the theme of experimentation, why not mix up your earring game this summer? If you’ve been wearing matching earrings for your whole life, you’ll love the liberation that comes with wearing asymmetrical earrings. It’s an easy look to achieve – the only rule is that you wear two different earrings taken from two different pairs. We recommend finding one statement earring and one minimalist earring to balance things out, but feel free to try out a range of styles.
Many of us have developed a passion for nature and getting back to basics this year. As a result, plain, fuss-free, woven bags are very much back on the menu. Thanks to their quaint simplicity and muted colors, they won’t look out of place at the mall, on the dancefloor, or in the office. Just remember to select a bag with a high-quality like Bottega Veneta so it doesn’t end up ragged and worn within a matter of weeks.