Photographed by Jackie Nickerson, Vogue, March 2020

Dressing for vacations has a different look and feel than the typical day-to-day summer style. Let’s face it: Going on holiday is the perfect excuse to dress in fantastical, destination-worthy fashions, like dreamy caftans, tropical evening bags, or a pair of raffia-heel sandals. It’s also the best time to take advantage of the playful summer capsule and resort collections offered by designers each season. And there’s no shortage of brands whose entire existence depends on dressing us in fabulous vacationwear.

But the easiest way to get that on-holiday look is via summer jewelry that instantly makes you feel like you’re in paradise (even when you’re not). Look to artisanal and handcrafted baubles to transform any ordinary summer outfits into extraordinary resort looks. We’re calling it vacation jewelry, and the genre consists of artful statement necklaces made of wooden charms, beads, macramé, or neutral stones strung on textile strands. For vacation earrings, think super-dangly drops embellished with earthy rattan, wood, and seashells that nod to the natural island scenery that, hopefully, surrounds you.

While seasonal, these pieces still feel super luxe, whether it’s Dries Van Noten’s tonal resin ring or Lafayette 148’s brown-leather-wrapped gold hoops. For a treasure to wear on your next trip, look at our edit of vacation-ready summer jewelry styles below—the only thing missing is a piña colada!

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