Top fashion jewelry trends of the summer

Jun 19, 2012

Summer is here, and as some are getting out of school, others are gearing up for their summer vacations, and it is important all fashionistas have the proper accessories. These hot months are known for bringing out flowy dresses and some daring looks, but an outfit is not complete until the proper accessories are added. Many may be wondering what the hottest summer trends are this season, so they can enjoy some fun in the sun while keeping up with all of the latest styles.

Bright hues heat up the summer months

Tangerine Tango is the color of the year, which tells any fashion forward diva that the brighter the colors this summer, the better. Those who are not too keen on wearing a bright orange dress or lime green shorts may be more interested in heating up an outfit with some bold-hued jewelry.

Blues, greens and oranges are great hues to utilize this summer. They go with just about anything - even other bold colors. For instance, a fuchsia dress will look fantastic with some orange accessories, and fashionistas can also pair a bold canary yellow blouse with teal or jade green jewels.

Cocktail rings - the bigger, the better

Some ladies love to dazzle up any ensemble with a big, bold necklace, while others opt to rock chandelier earrings. However, certain outfits simply do not need statement fashion jewelry - and this is where cocktail rings come into play.

Cocktail rings are a summer must-have, as dresses this season can be a little loud in print and color - and these jewels give that little accessory every outfit needs. For instance, Emma Stone rocked this look to perfection when she showed up for the premiere of her latest flick Amazing Spider-Man in South Korea, Us Weekly reports. The actress donned a chiffon animal print cocktail dress and matched it with a big, silver ring. Her dress and matching platform shoes turned heads as it was, and the addition of the ring was both subtle and classy.

Metallic bangles give that rocker edge

Chunky metallic bracelets are also a popular summer trend this year. These edgy-yet-fun inspired accessory can match with just about everything. Trying to find some killer jewels to jazz up that tangerine maxi dress? Metallic bangles such as the Sterling Silver Set of Three Bangle Bracelets are the perfect choice.

Stars are loving this look as well. Carrie Underwood was recently spotted at BBC Radio 2 in London donning these bangles with drop earring, a rhinestone black and white striped T with a black blazer over it, according to People Magazine. This look can go glam too - Twilight star Ashley Greene matched her adorable black tailored outfit with some dark silver bangles - giving her elegant look a bit of a twist.

One statement piece can bring wow factor

In some cases, those adorable yet somewhat plain dresses or shirts are the great for a summer night out. However, this look can be taken up a notch with just one simple item - statement fashion jewelry.

Take Shenae Grimes - the 90210 starlet flaunted her amazing figure in a black Amanda Lew Kee gown with thigh-high slits and sheer detailing with a massive gold bracelet, which extended nearly the length of her forearm, Us Weekly reports. Even though the dress itself had enough pizzazz to draw attention to Grimes, the cuff bracelet gave it that added something.