When it comes to summer shopping, nothing gets me as excited as accessories do. I tend to gravitate toward simple clothes and really get playful with my extras. But I also go a bit overboard pretty much every summer. Trendy summer accessories are some of the most fun things you can buy, but I've finally learned that I don't need them all, so I'm making this the year I start limiting myself. To start, I made a list of the essentials. (I intentionally didn't include shoes because I think they deserve their own category.)
The beauty of summer accessories is that they don't have to be taken too seriously. For example, it's perfectly acceptable for a raffia tote to be your handbag for the day. Read on to find out which summer accessories I'm keeping in my wardrobe this year and beyond.
I couldn't pick just one hat style, so I'm splitting up the category. First up is bucket hats. You thought they were going away after the first season they became popular, but nope—they seem to be here to stay for the time being.
Raffia bags are a style that instantly makes me think of summer. No matter what you're wearing, if you're carrying a raffia bag, you'll look like you're summering in the South of France—a look I'd be happy to strive for.