by Catalogs.com Info Guru Aurora LaJambre
Planning on spending quality time in the waves this summer?
Clothing will be minimal, but don’t forget to accessorize. Blue water and glittering sands call for select, but stunning accessories.
Here are ten ways to wear jewelry to the beach without going overboard.
10. Charmed at the shore
Multi-stranded beachy necklaces, bracelets and anklets featuring shells, sea glass and pendants that reflect the landscape are a natural choice. Layer them over a swimsuit and cover-up for an easy, beautiful look.
9. Mind your metals
Some metals will tarnish or change colors when exposed to salt water. Even if you take it off before going in the water, there’s always the chance of being surprised by high tide or sea spray. It seems counterintuitive, but higher quality jewelry made of pure gold, platinum or titanium won’t be damaged in the water. Plus, the golden shimmer accentuates glowing, healthy skin.
8. Go big
Large hoop and sparkling dangle earrings move with you as you frolic and capture the brilliant light of a late afternoon sun beginning to set. These styles are impossible to miss whether your hair is back or hanging free.
7. Ear cuffs
When you wear jewelry to the beach, it shouldn’t hold you back. Minimal accessories make sense when you want to leave the day open for volleyball, body surfing or whatever the day may bring. Ear cuffs come in a surprising variety of designs and add a funky little touch. Most women sweep hair back or up in a top bun anyways, so why not dress up your ears a bit?
6. Arm cuffs
What better way is there to celebrate all the hard work you put into your guns than wrapping them in an edgy arm cuff? Choose a playful design like a snake, a feather or waves. This is one easy way to wear jewelry to the beach because you won’t have to adjust or worry about it slipping off. Metal cuffs complement every skin tone and go well with the nice sheen sun screen gives your skin.
5. Friendship bracelet
Friendship bracelets are as popular today as ever before. Maybe it’s because so many girls grow up designing and creating friendship bracelets for all of their friends every summer, or maybe this casual style just looks right with a swimsuit. Woven bracelets aren’t made to last forever, so they should be worn and enjoyed right now. Tie one around your wrist and double knot it so it won’t come loose when you’re splashing your buddies.
4. Wear your heart on your finger
Usually your sleeve is the ideal place to wear your heart, but sleeves have no place on a sunny seaside. Express your heart on your finger instead with a meaningful ring or set of twisted rope stacked rings. Choose a design that features a heart, cross or engraved message that lifts your spirit.
3. Bring on the beads
Beaded necklaces and bracelets are a perfect choice for shore days. Unlike fine, precious gems, beads are more durable so you can wear them without worry. Choose the brightest, most colorful beads you can find then string them together to wear with your favorite wrap or slip dress. Paisley and tie-dye prints pair perfectly with chunky beads.
2. Show off your feet
Many women love the way anklets look, but avoid wearing them because they don’t want people looking at their feet. Walks by the ocean are best enjoyed barefoot, so it’s the perfect occasion for dressing up your ankles.
1. Simply sea worthy
Even the most stylish swimsuits often need a little something extra to balance all that bare skin. A simple necklace featuring shades of the sea enhances any beachy number when you’re breathing in salt air. Choose a stunning pendant that makes you want to float in the waves or stroll the shoreline at night with a sweetheart.