The sun is shining, the beach is beckoning, and you finally have the time to kick back and relax.
But, first, what are you going to pack for your summer holiday?
As you plan your getaway, it's essential to curate the perfect wardrobe that reflects the sunny, carefree spirit of the season. While clothing choices often take center stage, the right jewelry can elevate your vacation style to new heights.
When it comes to jewelry and accessories, your best bet is lightweight, versatile pieces that look as good with a bikini as they do with your favorite summer dress.
We’ve scoured the latest offerings from our designers to curate a stylish holiday collection that is as easy to fit in your suitcase as it is to wear. Bon voyage!
Start by opting for delicate necklaces, thin bangles, and lightweight earrings that won't weigh you down while you explore new destinations or lounge on the beach. Choose materials like sterling silver, gold vermeil, or easy to wear and combine macramé pieces to ensure maximum comfort throughout your vacation.
Incorporating natural elements into your jewelry selection can beautifully complement the summer season. Think shells, pearls, corals, and colorful gemstones that reflect the vibrant hues of summer. Shell necklaces or bracelets can evoke a beachy, bohemian vibe, while pearl earrings or a simple pendant necklace can exude timeless elegance. Choose gemstones in bright and cheerful tones like turquoise, agate, or tsavorite to add a pop of color to your outfits.
To make the most of your travel wardrobe, opt for versatile jewelry pieces that can be mixed and matched effortlessly. Consider packing a few simple, stackable rings or bracelets that can be worn individually or layered for a more statement look. A delicate pendant necklace can complement both casual and dressier outfits, while a pair of hoop earrings can transition seamlessly from day to night. By selecting jewelry that can be styled in various ways, you'll maximize your options while minimizing the number of pieces you need to pack.
Summer vacations often involve water activities, so it's essential to choose jewelry that can withstand exposure to moisture.
For a waterproof option of a bohemian look with a unique twist, look no further than Greek-Egyptian designer Irene Hussein and Greek artisan Mara Kokkinou. They create colorful Macramé bracelets, rings and necklaces that won’t get ruined if you wear them in water.
Once you’ve made your holiday jewelry edit, you’re going to need somewhere to put it. Bleecker & Love’s cute little print bags are an ideal choice, as they pack flat. They also have waterproof linings, so can be used for transporting cosmetics or poolside essentials. The larger totes are great for the beach or holiday shopping expeditions. Shop Bleecker & Love here.
Finally, don’t forget to pack at least one or two beach coverups. Sun of a Beach and Cleo Gatzeli have created pieces that can easily take you from the beach or pool to lunch and from dinner to drinks in the most relaxed style. From a classic sarong to a pareo skirt or vest and from a beach dress to a kimono, you have many options for comfortable and stylish resort wear here.
Wherever you are heading this summer, have a wonderful and relaxing holiday and don’t forget your sunscreen!