This summer is all about pairing fun pieces with dazzling accessories. Some of the biggest trends for this season are all about mixing up your look with bold colors, classic textures, and bold jewelry. Check out 5 of the must-have accessories to heat up your summer.

DENIM

Jeans are the perfect way to stay casual in the summer, but did you know that denim accessories are all the rage this year? Pair some denim with your denim, with summer styles using jean cloth for everything from shoes to purses to sunglasses.

Jeans are the perfect way to stay casual in the summer, but did you know that denim accessories are all the rage this year? Pair some denim with your denim, with summer styles using jean cloth for everything from shoes to purses to sunglasses.

These accessories can match your jeans and serve as a contrast with dark jeans or light jeans. Or, use these pieces to make a statement against the rest of an outfit!

JEWELRY

This summer is the season of mixing and matching bold pieces to either accentuate or complement your outfit. Gold bangles are a great summer accessory, complementing any outfit -- pair them with other bracelets to add some funkiness to the look.

This summer is the season of mixing and matching bold pieces to either accentuate or complement your outfit. Gold bangles are a great summer accessory, complementing any outfit — pair them with other bracelets to add some funkiness to the look.

In keeping with this kind of bohemian spirit, try out mixing up some authentic gold and silver pieces like fashion rings or luxury watches with costume jewelry for music festivals and other outdoor events. Finally, delicate layered necklaces are definitely in! Pair necklaces of different lengths with small pendants, jewels, or talismans for a look that is unique and eye-catching.

HANDBAGS

The slouchy boho handbag has made its return for summer! Personally I love big boho bags, as it literally serves as a catch-all for your phone, wallet, makeup, book, sunscreen, and whatever else (a change of clothes?!). There’s a variety of pieces rising in popularity than just the over-the-shoulder tote, with smaller backpacks, bucket bags, and cross-body purses making appearances as well.

The slouchy boho handbag has made its return for summer! Personally I love big boho bags, as it literally serves as a catch-all for your phone, wallet, makeup, book, sunscreen, and whatever else (a change of clothes?!). There’s a variety of pieces rising in popularity than just the over-the-shoulder tote, with smaller backpacks, bucket bags, and cross-body purses making appearances as well.

SUN HATS

They’re not just for Granny anymore. This year more than ever, protecting yourself properly from the sun is sexy, as hats serve to protect your face, scalp and neck from the harmful rays of the sun (don’t forget sunscreen though!). From large floppy hats to fedoras and smaller brimmed pieces, dress your summer style inspiration from head to shoulders with straw, dyed, and textured hats in neutral colors.

They’re not just for Granny anymore. This year more than ever, protecting yourself properly from the sun is sexy, as hats serve to protect your face, scalp and neck from the harmful rays of the sun (don’t forget sunscreen though!). From large floppy hats to fedoras and smaller brimmed pieces, dress your summer style inspiration from head to shoulders with straw, dyed, and textured hats in neutral colors.

Pair one from Eugenia Kim’s summer line with your swimsuit, or if you’re feeling thriftier, check out Forever 21 for their offerings on this sensible but stylish choice for the summer.

SUNGLASSES

Of course, no outfit for any summer activity is complete without sunglasses! This year you’ll see plenty of bright orange, purple, blue, and pink sunglasses in varying aviator styles.

Of course, no outfit for any summer activity is complete without sunglasses! This year you’ll see plenty of bright orange, purple, blue, and pink sunglasses in varying aviator styles.

In keeping with trends like bright nailpolish, choose a brightly colored pair of sunglasses to either match your outfit or to create a pop of color. Check out these awesome pairs like Butterfly Lover or Solar Eclipse from Lulu’s, Light Bright from Wet Seal, or Purple Skies from LMI Clubwear.

Express your style with this summer’s trends! Whatever your mode of expression, find how to adapt it to this summer’s looks with these high-fashion accessories.

Article by Cassie Brewer

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