WARDROBE STAPLES: SUMMER ACCESSORIES

Summer Staples

 

Accessories are an important and easy way to elevate an outfit from drab to fab. With the outdoor cookouts and beach barbecues that come during the warmer months, the finishing touches of your look need to be fun and functional. Here’s a list of our favorite summer staple accessories that are basic enough to match almost any ensemble, and are so cute you won’t want to stop using them once the temperature starts to drop.

1. Nine West Hat $40

A wide brim hat is essential to keep the sun off your face while spending time outside.  The neutral tweed pattern on this one will compliment almost any skin tone.

2. Kate Spade Necklace $58

This gold necklace is thin enough to match seamlessly with almost any neckline, and will look especially pretty once you have a bit of a tan.

3. Marc Jacobs Watch $200

Swap out your chunky gold watch with this sleek and light leather one for the summer months. Your wrist will thank you for it.

4. Melinda Maria Cuff $63

This gold tone cuff will add some added glam to easy summer outfits, and looks great alone or stacked with other bracelets.

5. Oliver Peoples $295

Great sunglasses are a style essential during the sunny months, and this tortoise shell retro inspired pair will complement any outfit without appearing boring.

6. American Rag $16

Perhaps the most versatile of all accessories, a scarf can be worn a multitude of ways, including as a beach cover-up, head wrap, belt, or shawl. We especially love the Aztec print on this one.

7. Tavik iPhone Case $35

No phone is complete without a cute case, and the beach scene on this one is especially appropriate for summer days spent seaside.

8. J. Crew Belt $48

A belt is an easy way to add structure and shape to otherwise flowy tops and dresses that are so popular during the summer. This stretchy one will fit almost any shape.

9. Gypsy Warrior Anchor Clutch $36

A zipper clutch is a must-have bag for the summer. Use it on its own or throw it in a larger tote bag to keep your personal items safe while at the beach or park.

10. Urban Outfitters Vegan Leather Tote $59

A large tote is essential in the summer to store all your beach-bound items or to take to the farmer’s market. This one is vegan leather, so you don’t have to worry about the sun or saltwater ruining it.

 

 

 

By Kasha Cabato

Kasha Cabato is a fashion industry professional who specializes in marketing and social media. She is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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