Summer lends itself well to accessories. Think of Grace Kelly, driving down the coastline in a convertible with her hair tucked into a scarf and the perfect pair of sunglasses. Or Elizabeth Taylor, making a kaftan look glamorous weighed down with tons of gold jewelry.
Sometimes, between the heat and humidity, it’s easy to stick to an easy uniform. Maybe it’s white jeans and a t-shirt, or that perfect shirt-dress on repeat. That’s why accessories are your new best friend.
You can never have too many sunglasses, so stock up on frames in every silhouette for whatever your mood may be. Feeling a little retro? Try these Le Specs glasses in a vintage-y rectangle shape. Just interested in the classics? You can’t go wrong with Ray-Bans iconic aviators.
We still haven’t stopped wearing gold jewelry, whether that means hoops or layered necklaces. There’s no better time for it than summer, when the balmy heat and sun means even we’re looking a little more golden. Take the plunge and buy a pair of Jennifer Fisher hoops. If that price tag is a little too daunting, then try Laura Lombardi’s more affordable version.
Finally, bags. If you haven’t switched out your purse for the season yet, we have some delicious options. This Dragon Diffusion woven-leather bag is big enough to schlep your stuff around, and as a bonus it will totally transition into fall with you. On the slightly less practical side of things, MEDEA’s tote is on the arm of every fashion It Girl out there. The shopping bag-inspired totes are clean, modern and completely worth it.
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