NAJO’s summer styling tips & trends

The festive season might be behind us, but summer is only now just reaching full swing. Whether you’re packing for your beach getaway or you’re back to work but looking to add a vacation vibe to your wardrobe, here are our top summer styling tips to take you from beach to bar.

Pull your colour cues from the ocean.

Channelling your dream beach destination, whether that’s Tulum or Palm Beach, Montauk or the Med, can only mean one thing: turquoise jewellery. This vivid aqua stone is bigger than ever this season. Paired with gleaming sterling silver, it brings a luxe, global feel that’s perfect for summer jet setters or anyone dreaming of their next balmy getaway. The opaque and matte quality of cabochon turquoise provides an artful contrast to the high polish of sterling silver. Compared with faceted, translucent gemstones, turquoise offers a uniquely casual style along with that unmistakable jolt of colour.

Look to high fashion, and work back.

We’re feeling inspired by the mix of primary blue, yellow and red seen on the catwalk at Etro this season. In its Resort Collection 18, the Italian fashion house showed a boho mix of feminine florals, oriental motifs and paisley prints adorning kaftans, ponchos, palazzo pants and maxi dresses. Already we’ve seen this trend filter through to the high street, with mainstream fashion brands picking up the gauntlet in their affordable take on ethnic chic. Our turquoise and silver jewellery pieces perfectly complement these bold folk-inspired prints, especially when layered with the season’s hottest embellishments such as colourful tassel trims, embroidery and beadwork.

Create value via trans-seasonal fashion, and equally versatile jewellery.

There are no bigger fans of substantial statement jewellery than us at NAJO. Yet we also understand that you might not be able to wear these bigger pieces every day. A large cuff, elaborated necklace or oversized cocktail ring has its place at summer soirees, just maybe not when you’re relaxing at the beach or typing at your desk.

The secret to achieving a look that will take you seamlessly from beach (to desk) to bar is layering. In your wardrobe, that might mean adding a new printed silk scarf or heavily embellished belt to last season’s jeans or a simple maxi dress. These smaller layering pieces will also transition easily from one season to the next, adding even greater value.

In fine jewellery terms, it means stacking your favourite sterling silver pieces with a few new on-trend styles (Mali turquoise drops, we’re looking at you!). For your daytime beachside look, go for a subtle pair of turquoise studs and a barely there sterling silver bracelet or two. For evening, layer in a glamorous turquoise ring and a couple more chunky silver bangles and you’ll have the season’s hottest boho look down pat.

To sum up…

You don’t have to be a slave to fashion to get it right, season after season. Interpreting the catwalk trends to suit your own signature style is achievable and will translate to a more enduring, value-added wardrobe long-term. Let NAJO help you tell your personal style story with timeless, high-quality sterling silver jewellery thoughtfully designed to withstand fashion and crafted to last. Explore. (2018). (2018). (2018).