Essential Summer Accessories

It may not be summer yet, but with the weather getting warmer, it’s time to update our wardrobe and sort out the matching accessories. Although fashion seems to change every year, here are a few accessories that never go out of style, and have in fact become staples of every summer outfit.

Sunhat
They shield your face from the sun, and complement your beach outfit. A wide-brimmed raffia sunhat gives a nice boho style to any outfit, and looks good with just about anything. Straw beach hats are now more commonly seen by the seaside, but there are a wide range of hats to suit any excursion this summer.

Sandals
A neutral wedge can go from poolside casual, to a flirty sundress, to a night on the town. However, you should hold off buying those pretty strappy sandals unless you’re 100 percent certain that they’ll be comfortable for walking. It’s best to make sure that the sandals at least give you adequate arch support and heel cushioning before you consider spending money on them.


Sunglasses
Sunglasses come in a wide ranges of styles and prices to suit any face shape and budget. Make sure your glasses come with UV protection. You should also consider whether your stylish designer sunglasses are appropriate for trying out water sports, or if you should only wear them while sitting poolside. Try Sunglass Picks to see what the best options are for your face, in terms of both style and eye protection.

Protective Pouches
It’s more than likely you will be taking your phone everywhere with you. If so, protect them from damage by sticking them in a waterproof pouch. It keeps out sand and water, but will still let you text, take pictures, and check social media. As an added bonus, they float.

Jewellery
Summer is the time to make an impact with your jewellery. Let your imagination run wild and choose statement jewellery to combine with any outfit. Colourful necklaces, big stones, and large bracelets are all excellent for making a noticeable statement this summer.

Handbags
Though the trends may vary each year, a handbag is always a useful thing to have in any season. Summer usually makes way for large tote bags, which are useful for carrying towels, sunscreen, and other beach supplies. However, if you’re just strolling in your summer dress, a small bag with a long chain and a lot of detail makes for a perfect match. Whatever the occasion, there are plenty of summer handbags to complement your summer dress.

Light Summer Scarves
Even with sun out, there is no guarantee of consistently warm weather. Light summer scarves are a bold addition to any outfit, and can protect against overly cool breezes, or heavy air conditioning in restaurants. To stay warm, wrap a lightweight scarf around your neck to dress up jeans and a tee, or wear one with your favorite dress. Scarves also make great belts to add a pop of color to your outfit.