Get ready to make any outfit shine and stand out this summer! 2023 is a year of bold, creative, and interesting accessories designed to mix and match in order to create unique combinations that work just for your style.
In plain terms, the season’s fashion forecast promises a delightful mix of retro-inspired pieces, vivid colors, and cheeky designs to elevate your accessory game.
With Y2K nostalgia fueling bold reinterpretations of minimalist favorites like chain necklaces and lockets, prepare for a sweltering style transformation!
But don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed. We know it’s quite easy to get confused with so many bold and colorful options around. That’s why we put together this summer 2023 jewelry guide – to help you get started on building the best jewelry collection for your own taste and preferences.
Here are some of the trends you can’t miss out on this year:
Beads are Your New Best Friend
If you’re looking to put together your dream jewelry collection, then beaded jewelry is a trend you want to keep an eye on this year. Millennials and Gen Zs adore beads due to their versatility, personalization options, and effortless summer vibes. Plus, beaded jewelry is all about a charming yet unpretentious style.
Beaded jewelry perfectly complements beach outings or casual summer gatherings. For some, adorning oneself with beaded necklaces or anklets evokes nostalgic memories of cherished traditions in their favorite summer destinations.
Here are a few ideas so you can enjoy your beads to the fullest:
- Candy-Colored Necklaces – play with bright and playful colors to get a refreshing and fun design. These necklaces can be worn solo or stacked for a fun, youthful vibe. Also, if you’re not sure which one is best for you, we can help you learn how to choose the right necklace.
- Mismatched Beads – mix different types of beads, such as pearls, crystals, and ceramics, for a unique, energetic feel.
- Natural Pearls – while not technically beads, you can use organic, imperfect pearls to emphasize and celebrate natural beauty.
Bold Rings to Showcase Your Personality
Bold rings are a trendy choice this year as they embody the essence of summer – lively, vibrant, and adventurous. Moreover, these designs offer effortless versatility to suit different occasions.
This year, you can wear anything you want on your fingers, as long as it’s not boring. For instance, if you go out with the girls or to the beach, a statement shel ring is definitely the best option.
On the other hand, a night out or an event may call for a chunky ring that showcases your edgy personality and individualism.
A Trip Back in Time
2023 is the year of comebacks (in fashion, at least), so why not try a few trends that used to be popular? Jewelry designers had the same thought, which is why we see a few amazing trends, such as Retro Flower Jewelry accessories inspired by ’70s flower power or Punk-Inspired Lockets that combine punk and Y2K aesthetics.
Speaking of Y2K, the body chain trends are also making a comeback. This time, you should look for fine chains with semi-precious stone beads to embellish your beautiful shapes.
If you don’t like Y2K fashion accessories, you can go even further back in time, up until Victorian times. 2023 is the year when you can wear silk ribbon chokers with silk flowers as a throwback to historical trends. Also, Byzantine gold jewelry, with intricate and delicate woven/braided necklaces and bracelets, is back in the public eye.
Have Fun With It
The best thing about all these comebacks and trends is that you can establish your own style without worrying too much about the limits.
For instance, it’s quite trendy to combine different metal tones for a whimsical and versatile look. Also, stacked chains and bangles are part of a vibrant and fashionable outfit. Use stacks of colorful and vibrant bangles to add a pop of color to your everyday wear, and play with chains to create contrast. Mix metals, chain styles, and widths for an assertive and individualistic fashion statement.
Even if you’re not a big fan of bold and colorful accessories, we think it may be a good idea to let your inner fashionista shine. After all, this year’s unconventional designs and flirty retro inspirations are all about the freedom of expressing one’s true self.
So why not give it a try and see what’s what?
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.