Whether it’s the lighter nights or the sunshine and all the extra vitamin D, there’s something about summer that always makes us feel super-relaxed. That translates into fashion as well, with simple T-shirts and floaty jersey dresses now replacing buttoned-up layers for an easygoing feel.
And if you’re going to be casual with your clothing, then it stands to reason that you’ll want your costume jewellery to be laidback too. You need something that’s comfortable enough to wear in the garden or even on the beach and that won’t get in the way should you choose to be more outdoorsy in the weeks ahead.
Step forward cord necklaces and bracelets, which have been highlighted by The Zoe Report as “your ticket to splashy style for the coming months”.
This type of jewellery is ideal for wearing right now, as it provides a lighter feel than metal yet is still chunky enough to make a statement. We also love the nostalgic vibe of cord necklaces, which remind us strongly of the accessories we all wore back in the 90s (and which were in turn a nod to those of the 60s).
TZR states that this trend “feels artisanal, vintage, but also relevant and of the time“, so it’s really going to fit in with anything you want to wear. For example, cord jewellery can be paired with a skater dress for daytime, but won’t look out of place if you need to add a leather jacket during the evenings.
You can also team it to great effect with the linen and cheesecloth midi dresses that inevitably make a comeback most summers – in various different shapes – for a boho aesthetic.
So, how can you get the look and find pieces that you’ll return to time after time this season? Well, Majique is a good place to start, as we’ve got several items that will fit the bill for a designer feel without the high price.
And you should definitely check out this grey leather necklace with a chunky silver-toned pendant, as it’s heavily inspired by the boldness of an Insta-famous piece by Gimaguas and will really be a talking point if you wear it ‘out’ out.
We might have moved on from loungewear, but cord jewellery will ensure you keep the comfort luxe attitude going as we head deeper into 2021.