It’s nostalgia at its finest; how the fashion world fell for toddler-style trinkets
This summer’s most brilliant, smile-inducing jewellery trend is here and it’s a mash up of everything you have loved since childhood.
Personalisation, beads, rainbows, pastels, pearls and shells… the more the merrier on these jolly jewellery pieces.
Into the trend in theory but skeptical about how to wear it? Opt for a subtle statement with a single Roxanne Assoulin bracelet and wear it with washed out denim jeans, a t-shirt or sweatshirt and havaianas or dad sandals. For a smarter day-to-night look, opt for a stack of bracelets from Anni Lu to be worn with a striped or block colour wrap dress and elevated thong sandals. For the office a subtle beaded Anissa Kermiche bracelet or necklace will look great with an oversized white shirt and a pair of wide-leg, lightweight trousers. On holiday, why not go all out with a playful personalised bracelet from September Beads complete with colourful beads and shells? It will which look great with a linen kaftan or sarong and racer-front vest on the beach.
From subtle mini beaded anklets, to embellished chokers and chunky stacking bracelets, the fashion world has fallen hard for playful, toddler-inspired trinket-style jewellery. Here’s our edit of the nine best to buy right now…
Topshop Shell Charm Multicoloured Bracelet
Subtle primary coloured beads and a chic shell make for the perfect piece to nod to the playful jewellery trend.
Shell charm bracelet, £9, Topshop
ROXANNE ASSOULIN Bahamas set of three enamel bracelets
Pioneer of this trend jewellery designer Roxanne Assoulin makes pieces to make people smile. Her collections include bright rainbow enamel bracelets, necklaces and earrings as well as this new pastel stack strung with a combination of pastel and gold-tone enamel beads.
Set of three enamel bracelets, £204, Roxanne Assoulin (net-a-porter.com)
ELIOU Thao gold-plated, pearl and bead bracelet
Half sophisticated, half playful toddler, this pretty bracelet from Eliou is the perfect everyday summer accessory. Wear it with everything from bright printed midi dresses to t-shirts and jeans.
Multicoloured bead and pearl bracelet, £61, Eliou (net-a-porter.com)
Anni Lu Alaia 18kt gold-plated beaded bracelet
Scandinavian jewellery designer Anni Lu is a former creative director with great personal style. Her pieces are all bohemian, delicate and playful and we love this colourful bracelet that’s perfect for stacking.
Multicoloured beaded bracelet, £45, Anni Lu (harveynichols.com)
Bare London Personalised freshwater pearl bracelet
Super nostalgic these pretty bracelets can be personalised with up to eight characters as well as freshwater pearls and evil eye beads. Great for wearing with your holiday wardrobe on the beach. Also a great gift for a friend with a newborn.
Personalisable pearl bracelet, £25, Bare London
Isabel Marant Multicoloured Shell And Bead-Embellished Choker
This shell and bead-embellished choker with chic white, pink and blue bead embellishment and a gold-tone metal spring ring fastening is 90s nostalgia vibes at its best.
Shell and beaded choker, £65, Isabel Marant (brownsfashion.com)
ANISSA KERMICHE Caviar Pebble pearl gold-plated bracelet
Holiday jewellery doesn’t get better than Anissa Kermiche’s Caviar Pebble bracelet. Wear it with a basket bag and linen dress for the ultimate effortless holiday look.
Pearl and gold-plated bracelet, £115, Anissa Kermiche (matchesfashion.com)
Laviandbelle Love Letter Bracelet
This simple stretchy bracelet is the perfect addition to a low key summer look; wear it with clashing primary brights for maximum impact.
Love friendship bracelet, £12, Urban Outfitters
TOHUM DESIGN Concha Puka 22kt gold-plated bracelet
Inspired by beaches and oceans this elevated shell friendship bracelet looks great with monochrome separates or neutral linen pieces for a more grown-up way to channel the trend.
Shell friendship bracelet, £155, Tohum Design (mytheresa.com)
Lead image: Anni Lu
Product images: courtesy of individual brands