Make lounging poolside chic with sassy jewels

Jul 10, 2013

Hitting the beach or a friend's pool is a must as the temperature rises in summer, and even though you might be tempted to simply throw on an old pair of shorts, a tank top and flip-flops, adding a few style points with fresh jewelry is an easy way to step up your overall look. Here are a few pieces to consider rocking alongside your bikini over the next few months:

Beachy bracelets
You might enjoy donning Aztec-inspired bling all year long, but this pattern tends to look best during the hotter months. Whether you opt to dazzle with an Aztec print beach bag, or cool cutoff shorts, bringing the style to your wrists is another must. There are plenty of options on the market to try for summer, but a few stand out from the rest.

For example, your all-black bikini might look even hotter if you add the Austrian Crystal Viennese Turquoise Simulated Coral Metal Cross-Motif Cuff Bracelet 7 1/2". This thick and bold piece not only adds instant flair to your ensemble, but does so in a very minimalist way - meaning just this one bracelet can help sass up your overall beach ensemble. 

On the same note, you could also opt to don a few jade bangles or mixed metal options on either wrist for a funkier take on summer fashion.

Easy earrings
If bracelets aren't really your thing, then playing up your ears in summer might be the next best option. It's no secret that most ladies tend to toss up their locks in a messy updo to beat the heat, so adding unique bling to the ears is a perfect idea. According to the fashion gurus at Marie Claire magazine, popular trends for summer are ear cuffs and drop earrings that mix different metals and stones.

You can add major drama to your cover-up by donning various earrings each time you head to the beach. Rocking the Marquise-Shaped Genuine Onyx Cubic Zirconia Accent 18k Gold-Plated Drop Earrings is one way to garner attention, as these drop stunners boast black onyx stones that are offset by gold backings and Black Crystal Vintage Style Jewelry Set In Yellow Gold Tone while you tan to prevent awkward lines, strutting your stuff at the beach with this necklace on will help you make a major statement.

Plus, since this set comes with matching earrings, even when you opt to remove the necklace, your style will still be on-point.

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