The Best Accessories for Summer 

It’s officially summer, a time of rooftop soirees and beachside barbeques. While most are pulling out their favorite denim shorts or all white ensembles, they often forget the most important element…accessories. Gone are the days of minimalism, this season is all about bold accents that are sure to turn heads upon your arrival. 

Embellished Sunglasses

Hiding behind dark Ray-Bans simply won’t do! Embellished sunnies have been spotted on the runways of Prada and your favorite celebrities. In various shapes, colors and frame sizes, you’ll not only block the sun but you’ll instantly be hailed a style star for your courageous selection. 

Gladiator Boots

Take a moment and toss out any preconceived notions that you may have about gladiator boots because this season they are higher and better than ever! Despite designers previous take on trend in the past, Alexander Wang, Tom Ford, Altuzarra and Salvatore Ferragamo are stealing the scene and redefining the traditional sandal. The good news is that you don’t have to shop designer to partake in the trend, opt for department store options in black, crème or metallic for a higher end look. 

Statement Hats

A hat adds instant charisma to any outfit and is often the touch of “cool” that everyone desires to perpetuate throughout the summer. Whether you opt for an oversized floppy or a fedora, dare to be bold with your choice when choosing a color and or size. A statement hat is also the perfect accessory for summer because it can later transition into the fall season.

Body Chains

Provocative and sexy, body chains are playing “peek-a-boo” under cropped midriff tops for an alluring yet fashionable statement. Stars like Rihanna and Brandy have been sporting the trend, while showcasing their own personal style. For added glam, pair a gold body chain with a vibrant swimsuit. 

Although your outfit is the “leading lady,” your accessories are the highly anticipated “guest star” this summer season. 

Chandia Brennen