What to Wear with Summer's Jewelry

Jun 26, 2013

I don't know if you've had a chance to pick up the latest issue of Jewelry Stringing yet, but I promise it's packed full of great jewelry to wear with your favorite summer outfits. Although if you're like me, sometimes you shop for outfits to match the jewelry you just made, not vice versa! As I flipped through the magazine again the other day, I started imagining the types of clothes that would look good with some of the pieces. I'll share some of my ideas below!



Ashleigh Becker's Earthy Girl necklace, which was part of our Modern Cowgirl collection of projects, would look great with a casual printed summer dress with Western flair. This one is from the Sundance Catalog. I like how the collar of the dress is high--this allows the necklace optimal display space (it would get lost in a V-neck). Pair this look with some fun cowboy boots for full-blown urban cowgirl style.




This dress from Anthropologie would make a great companion to Megan Milliken's Summer Petals necklace, which was part of our Flower Market project collection. The necklace is a fun compilation of various dainty chains pulled together by flower-bud bead caps and ribbon. Since the necklace is adjustable, you could wear it just above the sweetheart neckline of this sweet summer frock.




I think Sara Oehler's Summer Lights necklace, which was part of our Summer in the City project collection, would be a fun addition to this outfit from the Gap! A pair of bright yellow slim pants like these would bring out the yellow highlights in the necklace's glass beads.

Do you make jewelry to match your outfits or buy outfits to match your jewelry? Share your thoughts below!

Danielle Fox, Editorial Director of Jewelry Stringing magazine

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on Jun 29, 2013 11:53 AM

I do both. Sometimes, I fall in love with some beads or a special finding, and make myself something, only realizing later that I need something to go with it! Other times, I bring home a cute top or pair of pants and need something to go with them. Either way, it means my jewelry always goes with what I'm wearing, and it gives me lots of reasons to both shop and create!

teop1 wrote
on Jul 2, 2013 10:30 PM

I'm the same way, Betty.  Although I find that oftentimes I make earrings or a bracelet (or a set with a necklace) because I loved the beads, etc., and I already HAVE something to wear it with!  I guess that's because since I'm a "winter" person, my clothes run in the same color palettes.  What's interesting is that my mom is a summer, and every time she buys a new outfit, guess who she runs to to make matching earrings and bracelets for it?  So I have two sets of beads in my stash - my "winter" colors, and her "summer" colors.  She now refers to me as her "personal jeweler."  She's so proud of the jewelry her daughter, er, personal jeweler makes for her and she loves showing it off.  Awww!  :-)