If you haven’t stopped wearing your basic faux-velvet black choker yet, then I genuinely feel bad for you because that shit is so two months ago. Also, they get real weird when it’s hot outside. It’s time to stop wearing a shit ton of Alex & Ani’s your grandma got you and the Pandora rings you buy for yourself. Get ready to make room for simpler, *trendier* replacements like layered necklaces and midi rings. If you haven’t already, you’ll notice that all relevant stores have started carrying fake bling so you can pretend that you own Cartier bracelets and personalized chokers that cost thousands of dollars.
Delicate jewelry is all you’ll be wearing this summer because the more skin showing, the less you’ll want to have weighing it down and turning your skin green. You know, because unless you’re fucking Superwoman, you sweat. It’s bad enough that fake gold eventually makes you look diseased. I guess that’s the price you pay when you want to wear jewelry that looks like you paid half a million dollars, but you really spent like, $10 at Forever 21. Beauty is pain.
Once that direct deposit hits, start buying some of these summer essentials and take your first step at looking like a Kardashian.
1. Child Of Wild Legacy Dainty Lariat
You know all those times when you wore a plunging bodysuit or romper and you just felt like something was missing, besides your dignity? Well, meet your new BFF: the Y Necklace. This is the perfect addition to drawing more attention to your boobs, because the limit does not exist.
2. LUV AJ Moonstone Multi Charm Necklace
Add texture and boho-chic vibes to a V-neck T-shirt or high neck dress with the illusion of stacked necklaces. Layered necklaces provide body by using your own creativity. Stagger multiple delicate chains for a layered look, or if you’re incapable of doing such, buy one necklace that does the job for you like this one.
3. Shape And Twist Ring Pack By Freedom
Bring a sophisticated look to your outfit with stacked midi rings. Get them in a pack of geometric shapes and simple bands so you can mix and match, or just wear a couple at a time. These look trendy AF when you take a faux candid holding your drink, but only if you get them in rose gold. Obviously.
4. Chan Luu Double Wrap Bracelet
I’m so obsessed with these, and you should be too. These are the most casual, comfortable, versatile bracelets I’ve ever owned. They don’t turn me green (thank god) and I can wear them wherever, anytime, without being called an outfit repeater. They go perfectly with your Michael Kors watch too. Get them in every color. Like, now.
5. Tai Sena Anklet
I guess anklets are becoming a thing again like everything else from the 90’s. I can’t tell you the last time I wore one, but if you just need to have one, find one that’s as simple as can be because you really don’t need a cuff hanging off of your foot. Let’s be real—house arrest chic is not a thing. This one isn’t too expensive so you won’t feel as guilty when you get drunk and lose it in the ocean.
6. ASOS Sterling Silver 60mm Hoop Earrings
If you can’t find the pair of really expensive white gold hoops your parents got you for Hanukkah, these will do. The hoop earring is back (whether we like it or not) so if you can’t resist giving in, a simple pair of delicate hoop earrings will add an edgy flair when you’re headed out to the club without making you look like Lala Kent.