key accessories for your summer style

The arrival of summer means a lot of things: warmer weather, outdoor parties, and sweat. So much sweat. While we may know that layering is an important part of making an outfit, that’s not always possible in the heat of the summer.

In lieu of a sweater or jacket to elevate an outfit, you can turn to accessories to take your outfit up a notch without sweating buckets. Here are some suggestions for accessories to elevate your summer looks!

summer accessories
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Hats are a great summer accessory for many reasons. Along with being an easy way to elevate your outfits and “layer” in the summer, hats can also protect you from the Sun and its harmful UV rays. There are so many cute styles of hats.

The classic floppy sun hat is perfect for lounging by the pool or spending time outdoors, protecting you from the Sun and looking adorable while doing it. If that’s not your style, baseball caps can work just as well. However, this style of hat doesn’t cover your ears as well, so make sure you apply sunscreen!

summer straw hat

Bracelets and Watches

Bracelets and watches can add the finishing touch to any outfit. A watch can be a practical and beautiful addition to an outfit. Finding a great watch can be easy using the Best Watch Buying Websites.

A watch is such a classic wardrobe staple, something you don’t need to switch out from season to season, and if you buy the right watch, it can be something you own for your entire lifetime. Layering bracelets and watches is a chic way to add a pop of color or sparkle to any outfit.

Make sure to check the materials your bracelets and watches are made of; in the heat certain types of plating can rub off on your skin, tarnish, or even cause an allergic reaction.

floral watch

Neck Scarves

Neck scarves are super trendy for summer 2022, and for good reason! Neck scarves can easily elevate your look without adding an additional layer on top of your outfit. These scarves are easy to find in thrift stores or online.

If you are concerned about looking like Freddy from Scooby-Doo, pick a scarf with a unique pattern or color — that isn’t orange of course — and tie it to the side instead of the front to give the impression of a stylish French girl look rather than a well-beloved cartoon character.

necktie and white shirt


Statement earrings are something that can tie any look together in any season, but particularly in the summer. If your hair is up and your outfit is simple to prevent overheating, statement earrings can bring attention to your outfits and brighten up your look.

In recent years statement earrings are easy to find, especially online on sites like Amazon and Etsy. Much like with bracelets, make sure to check the materials your earrings are made of. Certain materials can cause allergic reactions.

If you’re unsure if you have an allergy or not, look for hypoallergenic materials like stainless steel, gold, or any other nickel free materials.

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