It’s finally summer, and beyond the obvious addition of a floaty sun dress and a one-piece, there’s a few simple ways to upgrade your warm-weather wardrobe and that’s with one (or two) new-season accessories.
To guide us through our accessory overhaul, and the numerous trends flooding our Instagram feeds right now, we’ve turned to some of our favourite influencers for some much-needed sartorial inspiration. From classics to key styles guaranteed to make an impact, purse-friendly high street add-ons to investment pieces that'll serve you and your wardrobe well for many seasons to come - consider this your complete guide to successful summer accessorising.
Keep scrolling to see (and shop) the hottest buys to be seen with now.
If you haven’t yet invested in the super-small sunnies trend then now is the time. Look to slim tortoiseshell frames, or why not opt for something retro and try ASOS’ white iteration?
This influencer-approved pair gets our vote.
Nod to the trend with a slightly rounded frame.
That's right, sun hats have graduated from sleek and subtle to super-sized wide-brim styles topped with silky bows that double up as ultra-chic neck ties, allowing your showstopper to sit neatly on your shoulders when not being worn – there’s nothing subtle about this season’s most covetable hat trend.
Minimalists look away now, Mango's version is guaranteed to turn heads.
Go big or go home, right?
To be worn with a classic one-piece swimsuit on the beach.
There’s really no better time to fashion gold-tone jewellery, fine or statement, than during the balmy summer months. Finish your wedding guest outfit with a structural pair of earrings, or offset a basic tee and jeans combo with one (or two) medallion necklaces layered alone or together - this will always be a winning option.
This pretty medallion pendant is still in stock, but we predict a sell-out.
For fruity themed gold earrings, look no further than Pascale James London.
To be worn with midi dresses and mules.
This is a no-brainer, summer most definitely calls for strappy sandals, but this season we’re looking to block mid-height heels and styles that nod to the 90s to get our fix.
Worth saving for.
We love Topshop's take on the square heel and toe trend.
Your everyday option.
A Woven Bag
While we are always partial to a straw bag, or even a standout beaded tote, you just can’t deny the appeal of a neutral woven bag for summer. Choose between something circular, square or a bucket shape – you’re wardrobe will thank you for this one.
One more round bag to add to the collection.
Neutral needn't mean boring.
Black not your bag? This impossibly cool Rouje style also comes in beige.
While a tan leather slide will forever remain a staple part of any hardworking summer wardrobe, there’s nothing better than dressing from the feet up in something statement. Take your cue from Olivia Purvis and try something topped with a giant buckle, or better still go for something jacquard or covered in polka dots – all will boost your off-duty denim and your mood in a flash.
The Boyy slides of our dreams are still in stock.
We're still big into polka dots.
Opening Image: Bettina Looney