The beach can be a glamorous place: think chi-chi South Beach, Ibiza’s notorious Nikki Beach, and of course the legendary Pampelonne Beach in St. Tropez Brigid Bardot made famous in the 50s. Fast forward to modern day, and the accessory du jour is no longer a cigarette, but rather a little flash of ornamental adornment. Here, our guide to what pieces mix well with sun and sand.
Body Chains: A few flashes of thin, delicate chains artfully enhancing the body’s contours are a for sure beach or pool do.
Kimberly McDonald 18-karat rose gold diamond body chain, $14,695 USD, Net-a-Porter
Rose gold is sexier, understated and unexpected, and let’s be real: what girl doesn’t love diamonds?
River Island Sparkle Body Chain, $17.34, ASOS
The silver will stand out against a classic white summer bikini and the lengthwise sparkle from collarbone to ribcage draws the eyes vertical, making you look longer and leaner.
BaubleBar Fishtail Body Chain, $28 USD
You’re at the beach; a fishtail accessory (and chic braid!) is a no-brainer.
Arms, Wrists, Hands: Statement rings are best left for cocktail parties; the beach is no place for chunky pieces. Instead, wrap these delicate summery jewels around wrists, arms, and hands.
Arme De L’Amour Gold-Plated Arm Cuff, $290 USD, Net-a-Porter
Simple, elegant, timeless, and easily enhances style from a morning beach stroll to cocktail hour.
Lauren Elan Misel Bracelets, $22 each
Is there anything more summer appropriate than an armful of bright, stackable bracelets? The answer is yes, when they double as a chic hair elastic thanks to the elegant metal detail. We want one in every colour, please!
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Initial Hand Chain, $271.45
Personalized and playful, this delicate monogrammed hand chain will look perfect on your hand when holding a rum punch.
Ears: The most subtle way to accessorize on the beach, adorning ears with a little spark looks so right with beach hair.
nOir Jewelry Cooper Earrings, $45 USD
Geometric and dazzly, these modern earrings look chic but not too precious for the pool.
Accessorize 3 x Stone Stud Set, $23 USD
The turquoise tones of this set mimic the water and can be playfully mixed and matched for a unique look.
Wendy Nichol Black Diamond & Rose Gold Hook Earrings, $505 USD, Barneys
Supremely elegant with just the right amount of edge.