05/21/2012 02:48 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Summer Jewelry: 11 Beach, Pool And Waterproof Accessories (PHOTOS)

Dressing up for a pool or beach party can be a blast, but you definitely don't want to be one of those girls that takes it into "Real Housewives" territory -- think bedazzled tunics paired with platform heels and blinding bling. We're all for covering up our swimsuit in something utterly chic, however, we tend to take caution with accessories and follow that age-old adage of "less is more."

Go simple with a long necklace or brightly colored bracelet. Or try a neon ring or stud earring for a little pop. While delicate jewels always work well for fun in the sun, there's nothing wrong with pairing your sundress or cover-up with one bold piece like a large bangle or statement necklace (as long as that's it).

As for practicality, jewelry that's made with resin, plastic, enamel or lucite are durable both in and out of the water. Leave the silks, precious stones and heavy metals in your jewelry box.

If you're in search of accessories to complete your summer look, we've got 11 pool-ready jewelry options to try now.

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