Summer is here and I am trying to be my cute summery self. Unfortunately, neither my wardrobe nor the weather got the memo. Even my summer favourites are seeming a bit drab and boring. Instead of buying a whole new wardrobe (who has the time or the funds for that), I am picking up a few summer fashion accessories to kick what I have up a notch.
Here are a few of my favourites so far. What have you bought for your summer wardrobe?
One of my favourite ways to brighten up an outfit is with a springy scarf. Calgary weather can feel quite un-summery at times so this is a great way to stay warm while still embracing summer. I love this bee scarf from Etsy!
I forget to wear jewelry most of the time but earrings are a must. Don’t these pink coral hoops just scream summer?
Macrame has had a huge resurgence. I love these gorgeous macrame necklaces that can add a bit of boho to any outfit.
My hair has grown a ton this year. I love it but sometimes I need to keep it out of my eyes. I love the thought of using a pretty barrette to hold it back instead of a ponytail holder.
Or maybe this silver swallow barrette. Or maybe both.
Wrap bracelets are my favourite. They are classy, pretty and comfortable to wear (unlike bangles which I can’t stand). I love the turquoise and leather combo on this bracelet.
Pretty sarongs are one of my favourite fashion items. It can be a scarf! It can be a shirt! It can be a dress! It can be a skirt! It can be a blanket! Having a few great sarongs can make your wardrobe super summer-y and easy to pack. These are a must for any beach vacation!
Are you a hat person? I love hats when I see them at the store but then I put them on and I feel like I look ridiculous. I am buying a new hat for the summer, though, because I have to do a better job at keeping the sun off my face. I love the look of this straw hat and it is foldable!
I am terrible at keeping my sunglasses nice year after year. I end up buying cheap sunglasses and replace them often. I’ve often wondered if I should buy a better pair and see if I can keep them nicer. These lovely black and blue pair of Maui Jims is pushing me in that direction.
In another example of “everything that is old is new again”, straw purses are back. I can’t quite get behind the hard sided ones that seem really impractical. This straw purse is soft sided and looks perfect for the beach or the market!
Once the weather stops freezing and the snow melts, I am back into flip flops. Unfortunately, I am prone to getting plantar fasciitis so regular, cheap flip flops kill my feet. I still buy the odd cute sandal with a flat sole but mostly I wear Vionic flip flops or sandals. They have saved my feet. Such a huge difference.
What are your favourite summer fashion accessories?