When it comes to dressing for summer, the simplest way to bring an effortlessly stylish element to all of your outfits is by wearing the season’s hottest accessories. If you’re wearing an understated dress, shorts and a tee or even a crop top and wide-leg trousers, we can guarantee your outfit will shine brighter with those extra details.
If you’re stuck in a fashion rut and you’re looking for a simple way to elevate your look and feel more confident, we’ve scoured Instagram and the catwalks to hunt down the accessories to be seen in this season.
- Statement oversized sunglasses
Practical and stylish, a pair of oversized sunglasses are a must when the sun is shining. The trends have moved on from petite frames that barely cover the eyes, this year’s motto is ‘the bigger, the better’! It’s important to find a style that will frame your face well, whether it’s a cat-eye style or a rounded frame? Choose a colour that will suit your style; if you’re more of a minimalist, go for a neutral tone like tortoiseshell or black but if you’re looking to draw attention and add a pop of colour to your ensemble, try a colourful frame. The high street is full of options so why not try out a few pairs to see what style you feel best in.
- Dainty anklets
Jewellery is a summer essential and while we’re obsessed with all the trends we’ve spotted from 90’s inspired butterfly necklaces to layered gold necklace chains, this year’s stand out piece for us is dainty anklets. Nothing brings up feelings of summer nostalgia more than a cute anklet. In previous years, anklets have been associated with a bohemian, beachy style, but now you can find contemporary sterling silver and gold anklet adorned with elegant charms to pair with sandals and trainers alike.
- A handheld fan
An unusual but stylish way of cooling down on those balmy summer evenings. The trusty handheld fan was widely popular in the 18th century when people created their own language for fan gestures, for example, carrying a fan in your left hand would mean “come and talk to me” or fanning yourself slowly meant you were married. In the modern-day, fans are becoming more and more popular each summer, so it’s the perfect time to adopt this gorgeous trend early!
- A face covering
Face coverings are the new normal, but don’t let a boring style ruin your outfit! There are plenty of cute face coverings available that will match every outfit. Invest in a few good quality, reusable masks to ensure you’re looking stylish from top to toe. We love a floral print or a tie-dye style face covering, the options are endless!
- A straw bag
Whether you’re heading to the beach, having a barbeque or strolling the streets of Santorini, a straw tote will bring ultimate summer vibes to your look. As seen on the Summer 2020 catwalks, Valentino, Loewe and Fendi have all given us gorgeous updates of the straw tote. Pair with a white mini dress, chunky black sandals, big gold hoops and oversized sunglasses for a cute 60’s inspired ensemble. The earthy colours of a straw tote will complement every outfit and fit all your summer essentials.