Hats are definitely one of the accessories that scream—summer, especially, if it’s big and brightly coloured. The trend in the past has been for summer hats to be made out of straw; however, other materials, such as cotton, would work just fine. Also, bold as well as neutral colours are just as good for the summer. For a bolder statement, affix some colourful flowers on the hat as a homage to the bright sunny weather.
What’s a beach visit in the summer without a sarong. No other covering beside the seashore can be more reliable. Many local brands carry sarongs in a variety of colours, and designs. Also, many come with different summer-themed prints, and in different lengths too.
A firm favourite of any summer outdoor get-together. Chunky sandals or platform sandals with chunky midsoles, have become trendy in recent years as many people begin to experiment with the new style. The beauty about summer sandals is that they come in a variety of colours, but can be purchased in the usual black or white if that’s your preference. Also, due to the open toes feature, sandals are your sure bet to show-off those newly pedicured feet and bright coloured toenails.
A scarf is one of the stylish ways to accessorise our outfits in any season. But there’s something very freeing about adorning one in the summer. Usually made with lighter materials and fabric like silk, satin, chiffon etc. as opposed to the thicker warmer fabrics for the winter scarf. A summer scarf is bright and colourful, and comes in a variety of prints as well. For a confirmed chic look, wrap one around the handle of your bag, around your neck, or waist. Scarfs will not only make you appear stylish but can elevate your look too. What’s more, due to its light fabric, it’s not heavy to adorn and won’t bother you at all. What better accessory do you need?
Sunglasses are a must for the hot summer days. Depending on your budget, top-branded sunglasses would stand you out in any crowd while protecting your eyes from the rays of the sun. If budget is a factor, any sunglasses with good UV protection will do the job right too. To make a statement, however, the bolder and more colourful your sunglasses are, the better. These days, sunglasses come in different shapes too, like rectangular, heart-shaped, circles, big squares, and even triangles.
So, for those makeup free days, big bold sunglasses over your face will ensure that you still show up in style for any of your appointments, casual or formal.
- Layered Jewelry
Necklaces, bracelets, or earrings are all summer must-haves in terms of fashion accessories. Plus, it appears that the bolder and more colourful they are, the better. Go for it in other materials and colours other than the usual gold, bronze, or silver. It’s not hard to find many summer jewelry in colourful durable plastics and wooden designs.
- Straw Bags
Straw bags are as essential as they’re useful during summer day outings, especially if headed to a casual event or hangouts with friends. They’re usually bright, and large enough to fit any of the other accessories you might need during the outing. Straw bags are usually made with raffia material, but bags sewn out of cotton, or even knitted with yarn in funky bright patterns, can equally serve as the must-have summer accessory.
Umbrellas are increasingly becoming a summer must-have. Be it the bulky beach type to shield you from the sun on the shore, or the fashion cozy ones to style with your summer ensembles. Keep one handy in your straw bag or summer bag and you won’t regret it.
Gladys Christian | Staff Writer