Summer fashion is about fun. Whether you’re stepping out in a sundress, frilly shorts, or cropped pants and tees, it’s about cool, casual experimentation. But the right clothes alone won’t get you noticed. Pull together a “look” with just-so accessories. Here are three accessory trends for summer 2014 to give your wardrobe – and your mood – a confident lift.
The Fedora Hat
A fedora looks good on just about everyone, as InStyle magazine reports in its June 2014 issue. If that’s not enough reason to try one, a fedora offers sun protection for your scalp, too. The fedora is also a cute way to hide messy, summer beach/pool hair. Wrap a pretty ponytail holder around a low, loose pony and you’ve got instant hairdo and hat style. InStyle features Ugg Australia’s red, white and blue straw fedora with polka dots: a colorful scene stealer and bargain at $45.
Sunglasses become an important accessory every summer. This summer in particular, it’s time to change up your sunglass look by adding color to classic shapes. The chic aviator is a no-fail look that flatters a variety of face shapes. Ray-Ban’s Erika aviator/pilot comes with frames and lenses in pops of wild color like purple, bold blue, red and pink, for $114.95 at Sunglass Hut.
Summer is sandal season, and whether you like your sandals flat or on a wedge, walk confidently with a sexy, strappy look this summer. Maybe you like the full-on gladiator sandal with straps climbing up to your knees. The Heart Soul Como gladiator makes a statement in white, for $39.95 at dsw.com. If you’re into something more subtle, thin, overlapped layers of straps look sophisticated and chic. DSW has Joe’s Malcolm flat sandal for $59.95. In brown or black, it dresses up or down and pairs well with jeans. Another versatile sandal look is Jessica Simpson’s Liliane. At Zappos.com for $69.99, it features a low heel and straps that reach from toe to ankle.
Now, pull your whole look together. Match the color of your fedora, your sunglasses and your sandals and you’ll have an outfit to wear to the beach, parties, or wherever the summer takes you.