Do you remember spending your summers away at camp, feverishly braiding and creating friendship bracelets to give to your new best friends? After all, a friendship bracelet was the perfect way to be remembered when everyone went back home. That’s what this kind of beaded jewelry reminds me of: summer, fun, and creativity.
Maybe it’s because I don’t exactly have a lot to dress up for these days, but I’m really loving stacking and mixing up my jewelry. After all, since I’m not going to any real parties, I might as well have an arm party, right? I love this rainbow bracelet from Anthropologie. This beach-y set from J.Crew masterfully mixes several elements like tassels, shells, and colorful beaded options. When in doubt about mixing and matching, whether it comes to your home or your outfit, go monochromatic. This all-blue set is perfect for summer, and would go with everything.
I love this LOVE bracelet, which is a necessary reminder to be optimistic during these scary times. The same thing goes for this NO BAD DAYS bracelet, which is a sufficiently glamorous way to deliver that message between the beads and electric blue band.
Anyone else really into necklaces lately? Maybe it’s because so much of my social calendar only involves getting dressed from the shoulders up (thanks Zoom!), but I’ve found that necklaces are the perfect way to jazz up my trusty white t-shirts and blouses. This patchwork beaded necklace can be worn long, or wrap it for a layered look. This understated indigo necklace comes in two different colorways: one with khaki colored blocks, and the other with black. This choker necklace with pretty rounded stones is in a decidedly more grown-up, muted color palette than some of the candy-colored options.
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