It’s starting to heat up outside and the layers are coming off. But how do you stay stylish when all you want to wear each day are shorts and tank tops? Accessories. Hats, shoes, jewelry, and sunglasses are fun and easy ways to make otherwise simple outfits stand out. Here are our picks for summer’s hottest accessories.
Wide-brimmed, floppy hats are total statement pieces, and they have the added benefit of shielding your face from harmful UV rays. We like this simple, black hat from Zara, but a classic straw shade is great, too. Pair your hat with a maxi dress or some short shorts and strappy sandals, or bring it with you to the beach.
Sunglasses are the most obvious summer accessory, but styles come and go with the years. Stick to a classic shape that fits your face shape and you’ll be able to wear them dressed up or down. We love the TOMS eyewear line because it’s simple and classic with a unique touch of color, but also gives you the opportunity to help someone in need. With every pair you purchase, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need.
Wedges are the perfect summer shoe. Comfortable, easy to wear day or night, and fun—we can’t get enough of them. We love these Kelly green Santa Monica Pier Wedges from ModCloth because the color is on-trend and attention-grabbing. Ankle-strap platforms are another fun trend this summer – check out this list from Lucky to find a pair that you like.
Nothing will dress up a plain t-shirt faster than a bold, brightly-colored necklace like this J.Crew Bubble Necklace. This season is all about neon, so be bold and embrace lively colors. You’ll shine even brighter in the sun!
Balance out a flowing white blouse or a little white dress with a few stacked wooden bracelets on your wrists. Wooden jewelry gives your style a natural, organic feel but still stands out. It’s also more comfortable in the hot sun than metal! Check out Good Housekeeping’s picks for some great, affordable options.
Add a burst of color to your outfit—and emphasize your womanly figure—with a summery leather belt. We love J. Crew’s neon skinny belts!
Which summer accessories are you dying to get your hands on? Did we forget any major looks?
Beauty and fashion have changed over the time. Each decade has its distinct beauty trends, but most striking in our memories are the style icons who personify them. We’re taking a stroll down memory lane and showcasing some of our favorite beauty icons of previous decades.
Audrey Hepburn was one of the world’s most stylish women. Her French twist, little black dress and classic white blouse are all signature to the demure but classic look that is Audrey Hepburn.
Jackie O being the most stylish 1st Lady to ever grace the planet made fashion look effortless. The timelessly elegant Chanel suit became her signature, choosing to often pair it with white gloves and a string of pearls.
Farrah Fawcett graced many teenagers’ walls with her perfectly curled and feathered hair, stunning smile and striking red bathing suit. She symbolized the free spirit of women in the 1970’s.
Madonna has been called the ultimate fashion icon. Her arrival brought us lots of lace, leggings, denim, pointed bras, shaggy hair and everything else you can imagine to completely ruffle the feathers of eighties fashion.
Kate Moss was the anti-supermodel, choosing a less glossy look for the waifish edgy trend that ruled the 1990’s. Leopard print, rubber boots and skinny pants brought Kate’s look to the modern woman.
Sarah Jessica Parker didn’t just woo us with her character’s closets, we coveted her style too. We followed her from Carrie Bradshaw’s tube tops and nameplate necklaces in the streets of NYC, to Parker’s designer gowns for red carpet events.
Who should be style icon this decade?