Statement Accessories Are In

A far cry from the minimalism seen in the “clean girl” or “vanilla” aesthetics, the changing seasons have brought a new wave of maximalism to the fashion world, meaning accessorizing is at an all-time high. From layers of jewelry to ribbons woven into hair, attention-grabbing accessories work to elevate even the simplest outfits, giving the appearance of a much more elaborate look.

Adding a statement necklace is one of the easiest ways to incorporate this trend, and chunky pendants on simple cords have been all the rage this summer. Whether it appears on a long chain or a shorter cord that sits more snugly around the neck, the versatile piece pictured below can be added to any outfit and fit with a variety of different personal styles.

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Another major trend making the rounds this season is oversized statement belts made of interlocking metal plates, leather, chain, or a mix of all of the above. Typically swung low across the hips, they are not meant for practicality, instead simply adding an extra pop to any outfit.

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Finally, thick silver or gold rings featuring intricate designs or large stones in their center help to round out an outfit. They provide a slightly edgy feeling, as well as balancing the maximalist vibe across each aspect of the body.

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