It goes without saying that a cool accessory can take your outfit from zero to 100 in an instant. Fortunately, summer lends itself perfectly to playful and fun accessories that will amp up even the simplest warm-weather outfits. Not to mention, they're perfect for any Insta moment that may arise.
So what cool-girl accessories should we be wearing this summer? From bold bucket hats to chunky resin rings and free-spirited straw bags, below, we're highlighting eight of-the-moment accessory trends that fashion girls are loving right now. Whether you're heading to the beach, having alfresco cocktails, or hanging with friends in your backyard, these plus-ones are guaranteed to bring joy to your look and make your summer style pop.
1. Bucket Hats
From floral prints to gingham, pastel hues to crochet fabrics, fashion girls have been favoring bucket hats of all shapes and sizes this sunny season.
Lack of Color Holiday Bucket in Aqua Bloom ($119)
Zara Striped Bucket Hat ($30)
Frankies Bikinis Jax Bucket Hat in Mariposa ($51)
Mango Vichy Bucket Hat ($30)
2. Humble & Handmade Bags
The best bag for summer 2021 is humble and handmade. Think raffia totes, basket bags, and crochet carryalls that add a free-spirited touch to your summer ensembles.
Kayu Mara Tote in Natural ($270)
Mango Floral Crochet Bag ($40)
Caterina Bertini Natural Camel Bucket Bag ($127)
Nordstrom Bailey Straw Hobo Tote ($69)
3. Modern Pearls
Pearls will always be in style, but this summer, we're seeing plenty of modern and cool iterations, from mixed-metal necklaces to bold mother-of-pearl earrings and pearls mixed with crafty and colorful gems.
Halogen Pearl & Crystal Station Layered Necklace ($49)
Lizzie Fortunato Pernille Earrings ($185)
& Other Stories Pearl Chain Split Necklace ($39)
Chloé Gold Swarovski Pearl Darcey Ring ($250)
4. Rectangular Sunglasses
The silhouette of choice for sunglasses this season? Bold and defined rectangular frames—as spotted all over Instagram.
Le Specs Unreal Sunglasses ($79)
Urban Outfitters Sausalito Rectangle Sunglasses ($16)
Zara Rectangular Sunglasses ($30)
Urban Outfitters Brittany Rectangle Sunglasses ($18)
5. Chunky Resin Rings
When it comes to chunky and colorful rings this season, the more the merrier! Made of resin, acrylic, enamel, and even glass, the Y2K trend favored by the Gen Z fashion crowd has been spotted on a number of big celebs such as Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa. They're guaranteed to add a joyful touch to your look.
La Manso I'm Invinsible ($84)
Zara Glass Collection Ring ($18)
Urban Outfitters Cher Statement Resin Ring ($16)
Not Just a Shop Studio Plastic Chunky Ring ($20)
6. Hair Scarves
Hair scarves exude a cool vintage look, and we've spotted everything from bandanas to bright printed silk scarves on fashion girls everywhere this season. Pair them with gold hoops and retro sunglasses for a striking summer aesthetic.
Free People Lotus Paisley Print Bandana ($28)
& Other Stories Leopard Graphic Print Scarf ($49)
Mango Flowers Printed Scarf ($20)
Madewell Bandana ($13)
7. Crafty Jewelry
Artsy, fun, and colorful is the name of the game when it comes to your jewelry this summer. Let out your playful side and wear it with your bikinis, white tank tops, and camp shirts.
Zara Pack of Multi-Colored Necklaces ($20)
Urban Outfitters Fleur Beaded Mismatch Earring Set ($18)
Roxanne Assoulin The Brighter the Better Patchwork Anklet ($45)
Éliou Thasos Bead & Baroque Pearl Necklace ($160)
Elevate your look—quite literally—and opt for sandals with flatform soles. Whether they're slides, espadrilles, flip-flops, or sporty sandals, you'll look altogether on-trend this summer.
Vagabond Courtney Flatform Slide in Black ($120)
Charles & Keith Chalk Platform Thong Sandals ($46)
Teva Flatform Universal Sandal ($65)
ASOS Design Tatiana Flatform Sandals in Natural ($29)
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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