Transform Basic Summer Outfits with these Accessories

by Kiley Schiffman Storrs

Summer is filled with sunshine, tan lines, and margaritas. While winter accessorizing can be pretty easy, tossing on a scarf or a long layer, summer tends to be a little trickier. As the months heat up, we look to shed clothes, not add more layers. With the change in climate, jewelry becomes the perfect way to accessorize our summer outfits. Fun summer colors invite the use of vibrant hues in your jewelry selections or making simpler choices to complement the bright color pops of warm weather wear. Gemstones with fun colors such as amethyst and turquoise bring a beach vibe to the summer while hues of amber and orange represent those long summer evening sunsets. There are always pearls, which never go out of style, and perfectly complement that summer outfit. From barbecues to baseball games, fireworks to beach vacations, summer holds a special place in our memory and our year. Here are a few of our favorite pieces to accessorize your summer wardrobe.

Mikimoto Akoya Pearl Earrings

Pearls are valued for their luster, color, size, and lack of surface flaws. Among the most pristine are the cultured Akoya pearls, used by Mikimoto in the Pearl Lever Back Earrings. Each earring features a 7.5 mm pearl selected by Mikimoto for their luster and beauty. The 18k yellow gold earring is set with diamonds totaling .08ct. The earrings are the perfect accessory for a summer night out as they are simple and elegant while also being stylish.

Hearts on Fire Lorelei Floral Choker

In the true spirit of summer, sometimes less is more. Accessorize with one piece which is sure to make a statement and let the jewelry speak for itself. The Hearts on Fire Lorelei Floral Choker is the perfect piece for simplicity and glam combined to accent any summer outfit. The fashion-forward scalloped design of the necklace is modern but classic. Available in 18k yellow, white, or rose gold, the choker is set with 5.6 carats of diamonds. If you are looking for a little red-carpet flair to your beach barbecue plans, this choker from Hearts on Fire is a perfect choice.

Raymond Weil Noemia Pink Dial Diamond Watch

The Noemia collection is named for the granddaughter of Raymond Weil and combines contemporary design with classic styling. The 32mm stainless steel case features a folding clasp with a double push security closure. The quartz movement is reliable and easily maintained. The focus of this timepiece is the face, with a delicate pink dial offset by 10 diamonds marking the hour positions. Twelve and Six are marked by silver roman numerals. The diamonds total .07ct and provide an understated elegance to a watch which is perfect for everyday wear or easily dressed up for that special summer event.

Omega De Ville Prestige Quartz Timepiece

Heralded for its classic design and easy elegance, the De Ville Prestige collection by Omega is a timeless design, perfect for everyday wear. The gold on stainless steel design of the band and bezel are classic elegance and pair seamlessly with a casual event or more fancy summertime soirée. Powered by an Omega 1376 precision quartz movement, the 48-month battery life makes this timepiece easy to care for throughout the years. White mother-of-pearl dial with diamond-set indexes is paired with gold roman numerals at the three, six, nine, and twelve positions. The 27.4mm stainless steel case is the perfect size for daily wear, while the gold accents provide the perfect amount of shine to accent any summer attire.

Whether you are relaxing poolside with a few of your closest friends, road-tripping across the country, or gallivanting on a European excursion, summer is time for adventure and fun. Each of these pieces pairs perfectly with that minimal summer wardrobe and provide enough versatility to keep them in your rotation all year round.