Although I may have given in to the temptation to lounge in my leggings and comfiest knits of late, there was one sartorial ritual I refused to let slip: my penchant for wearing jewellery. I've always been something of a magpie, drawn to anything that sparkles or gleams. As such, I've become a bit of a collector of pretty pieces, everything from trending high-street steals to gold-plated staples from mid-end brands to a couple of unique vintage pieces I've sourced. And you know what? Wearing these items during lockdown made me feel pulled-together, like I'd actually made an effort. My trademark hoop earrings made an appearance on every Zoom call, while some of my more statement, low-cost jewellery was the pick-me-up I needed when I wasn't feeling myself.
So, yes, not only can your jewellery give your mood a boost, but it can also elevate your clothing tenfold. After all, what else has the power to give jeans and a T-shirt a chic new spin quite like the gorgeous pearl jewellery that fashion insiders have been favouring for the past few seasons? Or give a formal dress a cool spin quite like an unexpected ear cuff or offbeat bracelet choice.
Jewellery is impactful, and while it can transcend seasons, it can also bring your look bang up-to-date. Below, I've listed seven key summer jewellery trends that I'm already clocking on my favourite Instagram dressers. From timeless additions to playful pieces that undoubtedly spark joy, scroll on to see them.