Summer Accessory Must Haves

summer accessory must havesThe simplicity of summer wardrobes are great backdrops for pairing with stylish accessories. From shoes to hats to jewelry, there are so many fun pieces that are perfect for warm weather. These are a few summer accessory must haves I’ve been loving!

Statement Earrings

An outfit isn’t complete without a few good accessories, and because statement earrings are making a comeback, I decided to find a pair to share with you. These cotton tassel and beaded earrings would be a beautiful addition to your summer wardrobe. Pair them with something that’s equally as flowing and flirty.  Maxi dresses and sheer billowy tops would work well.

Embellished Bags

I’m loving the embellished handbags that have swept the runways for the SS 2016 season. Glamour touts these trendy totes and it’s easy to see why. Perfect for adding a pop of color and a bit of summer whimsy, the Steve Madden bag pictured above is too cute for words.  The multicolor embroidery and attention to detail make this clutch extra special and just the right accessory for seasonal pairings. I would love to pair this with a top that coordinates with a pair of distressed denim shorts and gladiators for a boho chic look.

Modern Aviators

Summer and sunglasses go hand-in-hand, and I’m really liking the idea of a modern style of aviators like the rounded Valentino pair. They’re sleek, stylish, and still completely wearable, which is a nice touch considering they’re a trendy accessory. I would wear these beauties with nearly everything this season, especially sportier ensembles.

Lace Ups

With the intention of providing you with every shoe silhouette imaginable, including the popular and trending lace up style, Lyst is highlighting some fabulous footwear right now. The styling of simple strings brings brings a whole new feel to espadrilles and these gladiator sandals. I would pair them with a sundress, shirt dress, or jumpsuit that hits above the knee and show off a polished pedi in a summery hue.

Fedora Hats

Sometimes a list of summer accessory must haves isn’t complete without a hat. The tried and true styling of a fedora is chic, while the textured straw lends an organic quality that’s perfect for the season. I would pair this with many pieces this season, like shorts, swimwear, and dresses. This accessory is especially helpful for trips to the beach or when the sun exposure is high.

Feminine Bows

Feminine details are still trending hard and you won’t find me complaining. The lace, ruffles, and floral prints have run amuck, so let’s not forget about the other girly detail that can be incorporated with accessories—bows! This Kate Spade belt in periwinkle blue is an excellent selection for summer. I would wear this bow-embellished belt with a white A-line dress and a statement necklace, per Fashionisers’ suggestion. Then, I’d add a structured clutch and strappy sandal for a posh and polished seasonal ensemble.

The right pieces can make or break an outfit, but I think these choices are a definite win!  With these trendy, yet wearable accessories, you can easily take a summer outfit from mediocre to marvelous.

What are you summer accessory must haves!?