Summer is a hot, sticky three months — a time when the urge to embellish your look is at direct conflict with the realities of heat’s discomfort. If you’re wanting to bite the bullet and accessorize, do so smartly. Don’t pile on a ton of heavy metals! Barely-there, minimal-feeling jewelry is the perfect way to go. It dresses up your look without adding any heft. Oh, and did we mention that paring back on the baubles is still a super current look? Score one for comfort and for style. Check out our 19 stellar picks for accessorizing while beating the heat.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.