When the weather warms up, most of us start paring down our wardrobes. We swap out shoes for sandals, pack away our sweaters, and try to wear as little as possible (which we get — it’s hot out there!). But even as you reach for tank tops and short sundresses, there are a few fashion pieces you can’t go without in the summer: your cute summer accessories! Here are a few of our favorites for the warm weather.
Quay Lickety Split Aviator Sunglasses in Black ($60)
First things first: sunglasses are an absolute necessity for any summer wardrobe. There are two reasons for this — they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, and they make you look super cool! Have you ever seen someone who didn’t look like a rock start when wearing their sunnies? We didn’t think so.
Of course, you can choose different sunglasses to show off different sides of your fashion sense. Feeling old-school feminine? Go for a cat eye style for a summer accessory for women with some vintage flair. Want to channel your inner boho babe? Grab some round lenses like Janis or John!
Beachy Tote Bags
During the summer, we try to spend lots of time outdoors. All-day beach trips, al fresco brunches, afternoon hikes, it’s all a chance to soak up the sun! However, if you’re gonna spend all day outside, you’ll need to carry more than just your phone and some lipstick… and that means you need a bag big enough to carry everything.
Ditch your classic clutch or small crossbody bag for a season (don’t worry, you can have them back in fall). Instead, toss your essentials in a cute backpack or oversized tote! This cute summer accessory will have plenty of space for all your stuff and it’ll look great with any outfit.
Hexagon Stone Lariat Necklace in Gold and Grey ($34)
Cute summer accessories are the key to making any outfit look amazing. But do you know what’s not cute? Weird tan lines from oversized jewelry! When the weather heats up, it’s best to set your statement jewelry aside and opt for simple, more delicate options.
Look for jewelry that is small and dainty, like a small pendant necklace or a cute anklet. These pieces will add some sparkle to your summer look without being too much (and they’ll move easily if you decide to get a little sun).
Cute Hair Accessories
Top Knot Leopard Headband ($12)
What’s one summer accessory no woman can go without? Hair ties — and LOTS OF THEM! After all, it can get pretty hot on a summer afternoon. If you don’t have something to pull back your tresses, you might end up feeling too warm to enjoy yourself.
Transform your hair accessories from a summer essential to a fashion statement! A bohemian headband or cute patterned scrunchie can give even the simplest hairstyle a little more personality, which can help you express yourself even more.
This summer, make sure to round out your wardrobe with these cute summer accessories for women. These simple pieces will make all the difference in your summer style!