Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to refresh your accessory wardrobe. I personally can’t wait to sport my new fashions on top of my old basic stand bys like tees, tanks and cropped jeans. As a fashion expert and enthusiast, here are my picks for late spring and summer’s trendiest accessories.
Every beach going gal needs a pair of fashionable sunglasses. While you don’t have to break the bank, investing in a good pair of sunglasses is an accessory you can actually use all year long. Aim for styles that are classic like aviators for a chic look that is effortless. If you’re more daring, pick up a bedazzled pair you can wear at even the fanciest of country clubs. Splurge :Ray-Ban Large Aviators Save: Jennifer Lopez Rhinestone Rectangular Wrap Sunglasses
Bangle bracelets are easy to wear and you can get them to match your personal style. I love this season’s gold trend, so I buy gold colored bangles and mix them with homemade cloth bracelets. From silver to rose gold, you can get them in any finish you desire. Plain ones go with any outfit, so you can dress up your tee and jeans for summer time dinners or give your work outfit a chic edge. Splurge:Natasha Couture Bangles Save: Color Pop Bangles by rue21
Gladiator sandals are still in for this summer and look great on all women. You don’t have to get ones that lace all the way up your legs, though. Opt for tasteful styles with hints of metallic sheen for an extra polished look. I have even sported some made with natural leather cord for an easy beach look. Gladiators are my favorite to transition into the workplace, too, because they can be dressy and give your outfit a little more excitement. Splurge : Ralph Lauren Marian Leather Gladiator Save :Women’s Violet Gladiator Flat
Picking a summer purse doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fashion. Look for bags that can double as a beach bag or one with tons of pockets for outdoor festivals. I prefer over the shoulder bags for summer that are bit smaller than my winter purses, as I attend lots of outdoor events and want to have security and functionality. I also be sure the bag has tons of compartments for my wallet, makeup and sunscreen. Splurge : Michael Kors Small Billy Crossbody Bag Save : Striped Blanket Crossbody Bag by Maurices
Bright Colors for Makeup
One way you can’t go wrong this summer is to pick bright colors for your makeup looks. Corals, hot pink, and even bright violet can be found in everything from lipstick to eye shadow. Makeup is my favorite accessory because it can change within seconds to match my mood. Pick a shade of a bright color that best compliments your skin tone and your wardrobe and start adding a little at a time with your basics. Splurge : MAC Colours Lipstick Save : NYX Macaron Lippies
By picking at least a couple of these accessories, you can be sure to be ready for all your summer events. If you’re unsure about bright colors, stick with neutrals that you can use from now until they completely fall apart. Neutrals ares season-less, and adding a few of those with your trendy pieces might make you feel confident in your purchases. Most importantly, have some fun with your looks this season and don’t be afraid to try a little trend.