15 Trendy Jewelry Pieces You Need for Summer 2021

A little extra sparkle never hurt anyone.

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After a year in quarantine, we are all thrilled that warm weather is here. Some of our favorite things to do when the hot weather arrives are to get our sunshine-ready outfits ready and update our jewelry.

Jewelry is an easy way to rejuvenate the same clothes you may have been already wearing for awhile and make them feel more fresh.

Plus, many budget-friendly jewelry pieces can be found, so adding some new styles won’t break the bank. Investing in clothing items can be costly, so jewelry is an area where you can inexpensively lean into the trendier pieces that you may not want to wear a few seasons down the road.

So, today we’re gathering up 15 jewelry pieces you should be wearing for summer 2021. Let’s get to it!

{See related: 6 Cute and Trendy Vacation Outfits for 2021}

1. Chain Necklace

Chain necklace from princess polly

If you have been keeping up with jewelry trends on social media, you have probably seen chunky chain necklaces everywhere.

This chain necklace can be worn with almost any outfit and it will look so chic. Whether it’s worn looser or as a choker, it’s hard to go wrong with this one.

2. Colorful Bracelets

Colorful beaded bracelets from princess polly

This summer, jewelry will be bright and sassy. These colorful beaded bracelets make us reminisce of summer camp as kids and friendship bracelets!

You can either wear these to match with your outfit or just add them to any look for a pop of color and attitude.

3. Hoop Earring Set

Hoop earring set from princess polly

Hoops have been super popular for a long time, but why not try wearing multiple hoop earrings at once? There are many hoop sets available in various sizes.

This is obviously easier to do if you have multiple piercings in your ears, but there are some hoop earrings out there with layers of hoops inside them. It’s not exactly the same, but has a very similar vibe.

4. Colorful Rings

Playful gold rings

Another popular trend in jewelry that is super fun for the summertime is sporting a stack of colorful rings.

This new trend makes me want to wear rings with all of my outfits because it is so cute! If you want some adorable colorful rings to add color to your outfits, I would suggest getting a full set.

5. Chain Bracelet Set

Chain bracelet set from princess polly

Chain jewelry is not only popular for necklaces, but also for bracelets! A set of layered bracelet chains of various shapes and sizes will be a must-have this summer.

Wearing multiple bracelets at once has also become more popular recently, so you will look be right on trend by rocking several at once.

6. Chunky Rings

Chunky ring from brandy melville

Another great trend that you should take advantage of is the chunky ring trend! This is perfect for those of us who want accessories that can be easily thrown on with any outfit to look more put-together.

7. Anklets

Anklet set from forever 21

Anklets are also a really delightful trend that is made for warm weather. This kind of jewelry piece will definitely add a pool-ready vibe to any of your looks.

You can take advantage of this style if you purchase an assorted chain anklet set, which typically come with multiple cute anklets.

8. Cross Necklace

Cross choker from brandy melville

This trend was popular years ago and it is coming back in style again. The cross necklace has made quite a resurgence.

If you want to wear a simple cross necklace but to also lean into the trendier side, opt for a choker version.

9. Twisted Hoops

Twisted hoop earrings

Many of you are probably already wearing hoops all the time. But let’s spice it up by rocking some twisted hoop earrings instead.

This is a new trend in jewelry that will definitely add some fun to your summertime looks.

10. Layered Necklace

Layered necklace from princess polly

Layered necklaces used to be really popular and are coming back, so it’s time to start rocking several necklaces at once!

The good news about this trend is that you probably already have everything you need in your closet. Just layer on several necklaces at once, even the ones you don’t think go together. You might be surprised that they actually look trendy when worn at the same time!

11. Tiny Hoops

Tiny hoops from brandy melville

Are you sick of hoops yet? We’re not! Now it’s time to talk about tiny hoop earrings!

These are simply adorable and will be just the touch of glimmer you need for any of your outfits.

12. Midi Ring Set

Midi ring set from princess polly

Midi rings are back yet again! They’re a very simple way to make your look really young, fresh, and on-trend.

If you are someone who loves wearing a ton of jewelry pieces, especially rings, this is the trend for you. They also are usually sold in sets, so you get more bang for your buck.

13. Body Chain

Body chain from forever 21

Body chains are also making a resurgence which will look amazing for your warm weather outfits.

You can wear these with your clothes to a daytime party or rock them with a swimsuit to the beach for a stellar #OOTD.

14. Dangling Earrings

Dangling earrings from princess polly

Dangling earrings will be a jewelry trend that we will all definitely be enjoying this summer. You can combine this trend with bright colors to be Instagram-ready.

15. Pearl Choker

Pearl choker from brandy melville

Believe it or not, pearl necklaces are going to be everywhere this season!

This very retro style looks gorgeous and hip when worn with a layered set of necklaces. Think about rocking it with something really edgy for a night out on the town.

What jewelry piece from this list do you like the most?

For more cute jewelry picks, see our guide to The 15 Hottest Fall Jewelry Trends This Year!

Which jewelry pieces are you going to purchase this season? Tell us what you think about summer 2021’s jewelry trends in the comments!

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