The lighter side of summer accessorizing

Bigger isn't always better when it comes to jewelry, especially in the summertime. As temperatures rise, it's only natural to trade chunky, heavier pieces for delicate necklaces, dainty drop earrings and bracelets so light they barely feel as if they're on your wrist. This notion isn't lost on A-list stars as some of Hollywood's trendiest celebs have been displaying their favorite pieces, which make a subtler statement than the dramatic baubles we're used to seeing. The airy feel of these accessories can fit into any style, from funky to elegant, making it easy to incorporate them into both a casual summer park picnic and an elegant evening affair. Since these light pieces are perfect for layering, there are endless ways to mix and match them to create a different look.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Even though she was just supporting her boyfriend, Jason Statham, at the premiere of his new movie "Hummingbird" in London, the model stunned everyone with a dainty-as-ever Dana Rebecca Designs necklace and Anita Ko leaf ring. With a strapless Emilio Pucci minidress and gray Casadei heels, her jewelry blended seamlessly without overpowering the breezy feel of the ensemble. The aquatic blue baroque print on the dress, loose flowing hair and Huntington-Whiteley's perfect tan truly evoked summer vibes.

Reese Witherspoon
At Benjamin Millepied's Los Angeles Dance Project benefit Gala, "America's sweetheart" Reese Witherspoon showed a sexier side in a strapless dress with just one piece of jewelry: crystal earrings. Along with her LBD, black clutch and matching peep-toe pumps, her danglers were just enough sparkle. She attended the event to support Natalie Portman and her husband, Millepied, who formed the artist collective in 2012. Witherspoon demonstrated that all it takes is one eye-catching piece to truly make an ensemble. Pairing a light, glinty pair of earrings against a monochromatic outfit never looks too over-done and additionally, never goes out of style.

Rashida Jones
Jones also attended the LA Dance Project Benefit Gala with a more casual ensemble and a bevy of whisper-thin rings. A bohemian looking white ruffled skirt, black top and tuxedo blazer with rustic booties were an unexpected combination. Meanwhile, layers of both silver and gold jewelry defied conformity for an unusual, easygoing look. Jones recently won the award for Filmmaker at the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards held at Berkeley Square Gardens in London, England. She never ceases to show that style doesn't have to mean a lot of fuss or effort.

You can take a cue from these starlets in the hotter months ahead and opt for lighter accessories, which can accompany nearly any look from day to night.