What are the most stylish Summer Trends for 2021?
The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer… this means it’s summer! Summertime calls for clothing that shows more skin, and I love to wrap up in design jewellery to highlight my features and elevate my everyday looks. In my opinion, summer is the best time to show off your design jewellery collection!
Without a doubt, this past year has been like no other. The past year has been filled with many pyjama looks, and people are tired of this. Never did I imagine that I would be in pyjamas for so long! Like many of you, I, too, am so eager to style up my at-home looks with the most elegant accessories and make a fashion statement as the world begins to open up. But if this pandemic has taught me anything about fashion, it’s that design jewellery is quite literally a saving grace: throwing some pieces on has always made me look put together, no matter how casual I was for all those last-minute virtual meetings.
From chunky chains to nature-inspired motifs, I’m going to dive into the standout jewellery styles of this summer. Whether you’re headed to the beach for some socially distanced relaxation, catching up with friends after a lengthy lockdown, having a picnic with your family at the park, or staying at home for a movie night, here are some of my favourite jewellery trends to wear this summer.
Layers, Layers, Layers: Stacked Necklaces
Now more than ever, the pandemic has made us embrace maximalism, and our jewellery is definitely following suit. There is no limit to accessorizing this summer. You’ll always find me with a stack of necklaces and a pile of bracelets. I love the layered jewellery look, but I dread the lengthy process it takes to put on a stack of jewellery and, worst of all, the tangles when it comes to taking them off. This is why I love Collartz’s brass necklaces: one necklace instantly gives you a layered look, making it seem like you have three or four necklaces on. I also love our Plim and Pina’s Dots necklaces! In addition, our leather bracelets do exactly the same for my wrists. I simply put on one or two bracelets, but it looks like I have several on. Thanks to our brass necklaces and leather bracelets, I quickly get the layered jewellery look without having to deal with the tangles.
Pops of Colour: Rainbow Jewels
Summer is all about fun and colour! If you’re not a huge fan of wearing colour, design jewellery is a simple way to add some colour to your look. Our Crystal Drops collection is the perfect pop of colour! However, if you prefer something a little bit more subtle, the hand-blown Murano glass necklaces from our Breath of Wind and Murano’s Essence collections are an essential addition to your closet. Most importantly, these collections are so versatile: wear them during the day when you’re running errands or pair them with a glamorous dress for an evening party.
Chunky Chains: Super Sized Chains
Chunky chains are more popular than ever right now, and I am so so excited! I absolutely love this look. It’s playful yet chic. I love chunky chains because they dress up my every day and work looks. It’s such an easy way to embellish an outfit while keeping a sophisticated look. Collartz’s Stamped necklaces are the perfect chunky chain! I personally find that many chunky chains are heavy and get in the way when I’m working. The Stamped necklaces are not only light, but they are also a unique version of the chunky chain!
Ode to Nature: Nature Inspired Motifs
The pandemic has kept us indoors for so long; it’s no surprise that this is a trend. Now that the world is beginning to open up, I love spending time in nature. The pandemic has made me realize how much I took the outdoors for granted and how amazing mother nature is. There’s no better way of thanking nature and expressing one’s love for nature, by wearing design jewellery that features nature. All of Collartz’s pieces are sustainable and hold a meaningful story that works to help conserve nature. Any of our pieces are a perfect homage to nature. In particular, I love our brooches that feature trees and flowers. Also, brooches are a super stylish and versatile way of elevating an outfit. I love adding our brooches to my skirts and dresses!
Ring in the Rings: Rings
Did you know that rings can tell people a lot about yourself? For example, rings on the index finger are often signs of independence and originality. Now that it’s warm out, it’s the perfect time to wear rings. No more gloves that get in the way! We have a range of simple, elegant rings that will make you look so put together and stylish. Our rings are the perfect day to night accessory!
Beads Everywhere: Beaded Jewellery
Remember those beaded pieces of jewellery we used to wear in middle school? They’re back! I’m sure that you’ve recently seen lots of beaded design jewellery from influencers and celebrities. Collartz’s Lava Rossa takes the beaded jewellery look to a whole new level of sophistication. It’s trendy yet mature and elegant.