When the weather’s hot, the last thing I want to do is overthink what I’m wearing. For those days, I rely heavily on my accessories game to carry me through. Even the most basic outfit is instantly elevated by the creative addition of a statement piece of jewelry or creative use of a neckerchief.
Here are five of my summer go-to’s and how to style them, so you can focus on more important things, like staying cool!
Made famous by Victorian-era beauties (and possibly your grandmother), brooches are an easy way to make any outfit feel special and personalized. Choose a small one as an accent on your shirt collar or, for a bolder look, a large one fastened someplace highly visible, like on the tie of a pussy bow blouse or front and center on your jacket.
THE OBLONG SCARF
Scarves are a fun way to add instant personality to your look, and literally take five seconds to tie around your neck, your hair, your bag, the list goes on – the most versatile is the oblong scarf. Here are four ways to style them!
THE UNEXPECTED ANKLET
Now that sandals season is in full swing, the attention is on your feet. Dress them up with delicate anklets that sparkle when the sun hits them – a subtle boho addition that’s perfect for summer and not too overdone, or one you can add sparkle to a formal look for an unexpected statement.
THE VERSATILE RIBBON
While ribbons are great for wrapping presents, they’re also great accessories! A single ribbon worn as a headband, around your bun or ponytail can be the feminine touch that brings the entire look together.
THE STATEMENT EARRING
Statement earrings are the accessories that can take your look from basic to amazing in an instant. This summer, try a different style you aren’t used to. If you typically wear tassels, experiment with hoops; if you love hoops, try big, bold, vintage clip-ons. If you can’t decide – carry a few options in your purse and swap them on the go! They take up minimal space and the styling options truly are endless.