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.
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.
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.