There are a lot of really cute clothes in style for this summer—from fun, printed shorts to flowy tops to tribal maxis that can be worn just about anywhere. But sometimes we forget that outfits are nothing without the accessories we pair with them. Adding the right necklace to a look or choosing certain shoes can completely elevate an outfit. With that being said, this post is dedicated to some of the most coveted summer accessories that are must-haves for this season.
First, you need a great hat. Whether your style is more fedora or panama, once you find the topper that fits your face, you should rock it all summer long. Hats are great summer accessories not only because they’re stylish, but also because they keep you safe from the beaming sun rays. Plenty of outfit ideas that involve hats can be found in this post.
A fabulous weekender bag is another item to put on your lust list. Summer is full of getaways and quick weekend jaunts, and nothing spiffs up your travel style quite like a classy weekender. Speaking of vacations, another addition you should make to your summer wardrobe is a kimono. In a super-light material, a kimono is perfect for feeling like a celebrity on vacation when you throw it on over a swimsuit in lieu of a proper coverup. In browsing this collection for ideas, I came across a number of kimonos for inspiration, thanks in part to the inclusion of model photos that help to show how to complete the look. Speaking of, you could complement one of these with some pretty slide sandals, which makes for a great look that takes you from beach to bar—and back again.
Of course, any summer look is incomplete without a pair of sassy sunnies. Although Ray-Bans are go-tos for many people, if you want to have fun with fleeting trends, I suggest buying cheaper pairs so you don’t feel like you wasted money on a style that was only cool for a month or two. Some of the trendiest sunglasses right now are colorful mirrored lenses (celeb inspiration here), retro round frames, and coveted cat-eyes. I don’t think it’s possible for a girl to own too many pairs of cool shades!
Last but not least, get on board with some colorful tassel jewelry to infuse a playful vibe into any summer outfit. Tassels are very in right now, and they’re a fun way to skip wearing fine jewelry and opt for the seasonal stuff.
These are the summer accessory essentials I won’t be living without this season. What are some of yours?