5 Must-Have Accessories You Can't Live Without

“I’ve always thought of accessories at the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” Michael Kors 


What’s the best thing about summer? Is it dining al fresco? Warmer weather? Cocktails on the beach? Ok, we can’t choose. 

But we do know that summer is all about slowing down and taking it easy. Especially this summer. And that laid back vibe extends to style, too. Basics like a linen sundress or a white t-shirt with denim shorts look great every summer. To keep them looking fresh this summer, just add accessories. Just add the “exclamation point.” 

Check out some of the must-have pieces we’re coveting this summer. 

A Straw Bag

For summer 2020, straw bags are popping up wherever we look. In a huge range of sizes and styles, we’re seeing these warm weather outfit-makers everywhere. 

We’re crazy about this little frayed straw clutch by Sensi:

Photo courtesy of Revolve 


A Natural Slide

There’s something wonderfully uncomplicated about slides. It’s kind of built into the name; they literally slide on. And if you’re wandering around a farmer’s market or shopping, you don’t want to worry about blisters slowing your roll. Our Lia slide is perfect for the season. Made of soft leather in understated colors, the Lia is where comfort meets effortless style. Wear them with a cute linen dress all day and then put them on to dress up a crop top and skirt for an after-dark look. 


An Oversized Hoop

Hoops never really go out of style. But you can give your delicate hoops the summer off because the season’s must-have hoops are supersized. Whether chunky, chained, thin, or brightly colored, think BIG. 

 Our current faves? These chunky hoops from Madewell

Photo courtesy of Madewell

A Fun Pair of Sunnies 

Sunglasses are one of the easiest ways to add some punch to a simple summer ‘fit. (It’s just a bonus that they actually protect our eyes from the sun.) Sunglasses let you add something cute and trendy to your look without breaking the bank. 

The great thing about a cool pair of shades is you can throw them in your bag for a day at the beach or put them on as the final touch for a chic after-hours look. Just have fun with them.

Right now, we’re seeing all kinds of adorable sunnies. And just like everything about this crazy year, they’re all over the place, from teeny tiny to Jackie O giant. 

We’re loving micro frames like these from AJ Morgan. The slightly retro design adds a cool touch. 

Photo courtesy of ASOS

Throwing on a chic pair of shades is an instant outfit booster. Find a pair (or three!) and keep them in your bag all summer. 

Hmm. Maybe the best part of summer is that you can add accessories and update your basics without buying a whole new wardrobe!