At SHIFT, we think the more accessories, the better! We believe embellished accessories offer customers a “sense of joy and escapism” – feelings we yearned for during the pandemic. Accessories can make the most basic outfit come to life and add a personal touch to your look.
Gold tone jewelry is trending this season. You can add gold to your look with a classic item such as a chain necklace that would be beautiful with any neckline. Larger-than-life links are among the top 2022 jewelry trends, as seen on the runways everywhere. This summer, go with chains that make a bold statement worn solo or when layered with other over-the-top pieces. If your look is modern, try a pair of Pursuits Apex Hook earrings. Their geometric shapes will give you the fun, trendy look you crave.
Summer is a good time to play with color when you accessorize. Beaded or colorful earrings, necklaces and bracelets are a fun, casual way to enhance your outfit. “We’ve seen an uptick in investment pieces from handbags to footwear, particularly in brightly colored adventurous choices,” says Amy Sutkowi, Store Manager and Creative Director at SHIFT in Flint. A plain t-shirt is transformed when you add one of the beautiful beaded baubles by Erik & Mike or Ink + Alloy. If you like a whimsical look, beaded earrings in the shape of birds or even wine bottles are fun and unique. Gorgeous beaded clutches step up your style for a night out.
For jewelry with a personal flair, wear your zodiac sign in a necklace that will surely be a conversation starter wherever you go! Whether you follow astrology or not, you’ll love Zodiac Star necklaces. Each one shows the constellation that corresponds to the zodiac sign. They’re dipped in 14 karat gold and are so delicate and pretty … they make great gifts, too!
Looking for another fun way to accessorize? Just look down! Sneakers that merge comfort and fashion are a great look to add to summer shorts and a tee or an easy-breezy cotton dress. Styles that feature sparkles, stars and animal prints really elevate your shoe game. And what about letting those toes breathe this summer? We love a good sandal to embrace the warm weather. Colorful statement sandals and neutral espadrilles compliment any outfit and can complete a look by matching your handbag or other accessories.
Designers got crafty for summer 2022, offering accessories that are well-suited to both beaches and city parks. Crochet, quilting, raffia and fringe details on bags or even shoes really define the essence of summer accessories.
So, when you get ready to walk out the door in the morning, don’t forget to accessorize! Whether you’re a minimalist or like to layer on your pieces, accessories add fun and interest to your look and let your personal style shine through.