10 Must-Pack Summer Necklaces to Pair With Your Vacation Look

Summer is the perfect time to take vacations, and with these trips comes a new, summertime wardrobe! Plan the perfect jewelry and outfit pairing for whatever you plan to do, and get back to playing with those you love most!

What are you planning on doing this summer? Do you have dreams of strolling downtown window-shopping or grabbing drinks with friends at a beachside bar? There are different jewelry options that you can pair with all your favorite looks, but it can be hard to figure out where to start. Necklaces are a summer sun staple, but which styles are the hottest looks right now?

Whether you are planning to give jewelry gifts to someone special or planning the perfect summer jewelry looks for whatever you want to do, this article is a comprehensive look at the top ten styles this season. Read on to see which pieces you need to add to your jewelry box.

Top 10 Must-Have Summer Necklaces

What do you think of when you think of summer? Seashells, pearls, bright colors, cocktails, and ocean breezes? 

This season’s summer jewelry looks are nothing short of stunning, and each one can be dressed up or down for whatever activities you have planned. We’ve picked the ten hottest styles right now and even offered some tips on how to pair them with your favorite vacation looks appropriately!

1. Paper Clip Chains

Chunky chains are a 90s trend that is back and better than ever! These gorgeous styles are perfect for casuals shopping trips downtown or dressed up with your favorite mono-chromatic summer dresses. The perfect paper clip chain necklace goes perfectly with whatever looks you want to rock this summer!

2. Wooden Accents

There’s nothing better than getting back to your roots! Wooden accents a great way to ground yourself and jumpstart your vacation state of mind. Necklaces with wooden details pair beautifully with natural tones and animal prints. 

Whatever you decide to wear, these pendant necklaces will look gorgeous on you!

3. Gemstone Jewelry

Gemstones are a girl’s best friend, right? This summertime trend is perfect for whatever color from the rainbow you love most. 

Your favorite stones can be found in different styled necklaces that will look beautiful paired with neutral or vibrant colors. Play around with the colors you chose to your heart’s content and see what new color combinations you can find this summer. Gemstone necklaces are a versatile accessory that will carry you through the summer and the rest of the year.

4. Coin Pendants

When it comes to playful accessories, layered necklace styles, and coin pendants are something you’ve GOT to try! From layered staples, y-shaped necklaces, and more, these pieces can be catered to match ANY neckline.

These coin necklaces are perfect for summertime cocktails and moonlit strolls, whatever you choose to do there is a coin pendant necklace that will suit your needs.

5. Shapely Features

What’s your favorite shape? Are you a shooting star or do you love to be a little more square? Maybe you want a piece that completes your inner circle?

These statement shapes will look great over solid or printed tops. Don't be afraid of playing around with different shapes to create a look that is perfect for your favorite activities. 

6. Initial Jewelry

The initial jewelry trend has been around for many years, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon! With a subdued design, these initial necklaces will look beautiful with your favorite button-down or swim coverup as you transition from day-to-night.

You can choose an initial necklace that represents your first or last name, the name or names of your children, a lover, or even your last name! Whatever name you love most, wear the initial proudly around your neck!

7. Hammered Accents

Take a step back to summer 1990 because it’s hammer time! Whether you love single or mixed-metal pieces, there is a hammered necklace that will look fabulous on you. Depending on which of the various styles you choose, these will be great for casual or formal outings on your summer vacation.

8. Quotes & Scripture

Do you want to let your necklace do the talking for you? Whether you love a cheeky quote or scripture, these custom stamped necklaces will speak your truth. These necklaces will look great paired with your favorite tank or tee as you run your errands this summer.

9. Minimalist Designs

Sometimes less is more, and your necklace choice is no different. Choose the perfect bottled necklace to represent your summer dreams and pair them with a cocktail dress or your Sunday best. Because of the minimalistic design of these dainty pieces, the can be worn for virtually anything you choose to do this summer.

10. Pearls & Seashells

Nothing says summer more than seashells and pearls! These gifts from the ocean pair perfectly with whatever summer activities you love most.

Pearl necklaces are a classy way to elevate your summer dresses for candlelit dinners or drinks with friends. Find the style that speaks to you most and wear it proudly through each season of your choosing.

How to Pick the Right Summer Necklaces

To pick the right summer necklaces for your vacation, it all comes down to which styles you love best. We all have different taste, but yours will be a valuable tool in choosing the necklace that suits your personal style.

Then, consider the materials used in your necklaces of choice and research the best ways to take care of them. Summer vacation is often paired with salt and pool water, sunscreen, and other harsh minerals that could damage your jewelry. Proper care and protection of your necklaces will keep them looking beautiful for many more summers.

For more information about Julio Designs and what makes our jewelry unique, visit our “About Us” page. We are passionate about following trends and creating gorgeous pieces for you, so check back often to see what else we have to offer!

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