The Tide Has Officially Turned on Beach Jewellery

14 July 2019
Beach Jewellery, Off-White, A.P.C., Tom Wood, Alice Made This, Prada
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Meaning: you need some

There is no one (and I mean no one) who summered better than the late, great JFK Jr (above). From his artfully tousled hair and ridiculous set of abs to that killer shark tooth necklace, JJ was once-living proof that summer jewellery, or - more specifically - beach jewellery, is a thing you should be adopting yourself, this getaway season.

The reality is, after all, that the hot weather (when it finally arrives) means that you'll probably be wearing less clothes. And less clothes means that you'll need more accessories - that is if you plan on making any kind of style statement while you're sunbathing.

There's only so much, after all, that you can say with an excellent pair of hiking-come-beach sandals from Hermes, or a canvas and leather tote bag from Gucci.

The key, therefore, is to invest in some ultra chic, low-key jewellery. A red coral bracelet, for instance (as per the SS'20 Valentino runway) or a shark tooth necklace, inspired by JFK Jr but made for the modern man by Saint Laurent.

Leathers, beads and oxidised silvers and bronzes are the materials you should opt for (the beach is no place for precious stones, nor too expensive metals) and colour wise your best friends are peach, turquoise, yellow and white. Anything which brings to mind the shades of the balearics, basically.

The other important thing to remember is that layering is king when it comes to summer jewellery. One pendant is great, but a few contrasting ones worn with a chest rug and a pair of perfectly cut patterned shorts will look sexed up and chic.

Herewith, the best of the beach jewellery available now, to get your summer started in style.

Off-White Silver-Tone Necklace

Off-White Silver tone necklace, $410 at mrporter

A.P.C. Casey Logo-Engraved Gold-Tone Necklace

A.P.C Casey gold-tone Necklace, $170 at mrporter

Tom Wood Champion Sterling Silver Crystal Ring

Champion sterling silver ring, Tom Wood, $525 at

Alice made This Charlie stainless-steel and cord bracelet

Charlie stainless-steel and cord bracelet, Alice Made This, $114 at Matches Fashion

Prada Braided leather bracelet

Braided leather bracelet, Prada, $195 at Matches Fashion

Via British GQ