This Unique Jewelry Trend Will Make Any Outfit Instantly Cooler

From seashells to fruit and see-through hoops, there’s hardly a shortage of playful jewelry trends this summer—and the next wave (pun intended) comes in the form of squiggly shapes.

Yep, this season, swirly-shaped pieces are making for a lighthearted look, lending a uniquely polished element to warm-weather outfits, from workwear to weekend attire. Whether you go for an earring, bracelet, necklace or ring, wavy elements are slightly unexpected and serve as a fresh alternative to sculptural shapes, which have been at the forefront of jewelry for some time now. We’re hardly suggesting you move on from architectural forms entirely, but if you’re in the mood for something quirkier, why not go for a fresh and unexpected piece?

To get you in the mood, we’re spotlighting 18 squiggly styles ahead, starting at just $30. Cue the compliments.

Adam Katz Sinding

Make Waves

For an artsy look, try a squiggly statement earring with colorful stones.

A playful swap for your everyday hoops.

These squiggles are playful, yet refined.

For a bolder look, go for a mixed-material variation.

This twisted necklace is an abstract play on the transparant trend.

Tiny pearls feminize this industrial pair.

These wooden ripples are strikingly contemporary.

Two-tone metal with a matte finish reads ultra modern.

Asymmetrical spirals are impactful, yet appropriate for work.

A delightful upgrade from simple gold hoops.

Ease your way into the trend with a dainty wave ring.

Beads bring an artistic spirit to these squiggly drops.

This sleek pair takes inspiration from twigs and leaves.

Undulating waves are a perfectly imperfect finish to any outfit.

This nuanced pearl necklace is the epitome of spirited.

It doesn’t get more elegant than a wavy cuff adorned with diamonds.

An impactful add to your ring stacks.

These earrings are at once dynamic and sophisticated.