For some, especially those whose kids have returned to school, summer may already feel like it’s over. For others, it’s about to give its last gasp, with the upcoming Labor Day holiday signaling the end to this season of swimming and sunbathing.
But summer’s not done with us yet. Though its spirit is more or less gone, and our thirst for autumn is making it feel like summer is overstaying its welcome (I thought winter was the only season that could really do that?), the weather has other ideas. And based on the estimates I’ve been reading as of late, the heat is here to stay for quite a while now, so sweater weather will have to wait, unless you’re trying to be your own walking sauna.
So, what is one to do when one’s mind is on fall, but one’s body is firmly planted in summer? Compromise. That pumpkin spice latte? Have it on ice. Those plaid flannels you’ve been dying to pull out? Roll up the sleeves and wear them with shorts (you’ll probably still be hot). And the jewelry? Well, that one’s easy.
When I saw Senia’s wonderfully Wavy hoop earrings, I immediately thought they were the picture of summer. Their free-spirited hoop aesthetic is just what poolside uniforms call for, and the blue enamel version is like a pale summer sky.
The earrings are actually inspired by the Ultrafragola mirror by Ettore Sottsass for Paltronova, a decorative home piece from the 1970s that has been making the rounds on Instagram and enjoying a new wave of popularity.
While that mirror is firmly rooted in the ’70s—you can’t not see the era all over it—the earrings straddle the line between then and now, just as they blur the lines between seasons.
Because while those wavy lines evoke the movement of the sea, they’re also the perfect companion to plush velvet and corduroy attire—and, yes, even flannel. That blue, which feels like it was just made for summer? A gorgeous accompaniment to brown, bronze, burgundy, and even hunter green—all colors that may make appearances in our wardrobes this fall.
So, to have your cake and eat it too, ride the (very slow) wave into fall by embracing late summer’s greatest hits—these earrings included. Available in size small or large (the large is pictured) and also in gold (vermeil over sterling silver), they’ll make the transition between seasons with the greatest of ease.
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