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I'm a huge fan of summer. Massive. I'm also a big fan of things that only look expensive, and since 2020 is definitely a year of going easy on the spending, I'm honoring the fact that summer has finally arrived with this roundup of surprisingly affordable accessories.
TBH, my summer wardrobe is pretty well set at this point––a few years of more considerable shopping from fave spots like The Undone means I've got a really good base of timeless pieces that will last me many seasons to come. So, at the moment, accessories are where I go to play.
All of these look way more luxe than their price tags. All of these are modern takes on chic, timeless classics. All are on trend this season, but much more importantly, will be in style for many, many summers to come. Woven bags? Flat leather slides? Gold jewelry? You bet. All coming in under $46. Have at it!
& Other Stories Shell Pendant Dotted Chain Necklace ($25)
Add something a little summery to your necklace party.
H&M Round Straw Shoulder Bag ($30)
The most summery bag of all the summer bags, and an absolute steal for only $30. (It also comes in pink, if that's your jam.)
Yam Notch Pinky Ring ($30)
If you're looking for Black-owned jewelry brands to support, you need to know about Yam. They're pleasantly affordable (lots of pieces under $100), made in Queens, NY, and selling out, so be sure to follow them on Instagram before they restock some of my other fave pieces (like this sun choker).
ASOS Design Weaved Belt Bag With Cross Body Strap ($10)
Be hands-free when you want to be.
Urban Outfitters Straw Boater Hat ($34)
How to not get sunburnt at a summer wedding.
Madewell Skinny Woven Vegan Leather Belt ($42)
Not only does this vegan leather belt look super elevated, but since it's woven you can secure it anywhere (instead of being stuck with where the holes were punched). It works as well with regular-rise denim shorts as it does with high-waisted trousers or to cinch in a dress. One day—when we travel again—this is the only belt you'll need to pack.
Topshop Black Straw Bucket Hat ($18)
Of all the bucket hats I've tried, this one's the best.
Mango Bucket Hat ($30)
This is the runner up.
Mango Pleated Strap Bag ($26)
This bag is a 12 monther. (And the strap just feels really good to hold onto… People who have one, you know what I mean.)
& Other Stories Rectangular Frame Sunglasses ($39)
Big fan of owning cool sunglasses I don't have to continually stress about.
ASOS Design Emma Circular Rattan Cross Body Bag ($40)
& Other Stories Nomadic State of Mind Sandals ($42)
Still minimal, just a little more interesting, and very on sale.
Missoma Marina Hair Clip ($33)
Missoma is also here to upgrade your hair situation with their 18ct gold-plated clips.
The Pink Locket Elaine Adjustable Brass Gold Cuff Bangle Set ($22)
Love minimal gold jewelry in more organic shapes. Handmade by a Black-owned small business in Georgia, these bracelets are shoppable via Amazon and surprisingly affordable enough to stack as aggressively as it pleases you.
Topshop Pine White Buckle Sandals ($36)
I honestly don't remember what I wore on my feet before slides were a thing.
Free People Printed Super Scrunchie ($12)
I once did not know super scrunchies were a thing, but I'm now converted and can't remember what it was like to live that way.
ASOS Deign Ruched 90s Shoulder Bag in Tan Croc ($21)
It doesn't really get more on-trend-meets-wardrobe-staple than this ruched (check) mock-croc (check) '90s-inspired (check) shoulder bag (check).
Mango Flat Croc Sandal ($40)
If that bag were a pair of sandals, it would be these.
Urban Outfitters Harlow Metal Square Sunglasses ($18)
These. Look. Expensive.
Mango Braided Belt ($30)
I don't know what's going on, but Mango's accessories are really good.
Mango Criss-Cross Straps Sandals ($46)
Summer requires lawn-friendly heels.
BaubleBar Dalilah Small Tube Gold Huggie Hoops ($38)
As someone who loses earring backs like it's her job, I file these little guys under everyday essentials.
Birkenstock Arizona Eva Sandal ($45)
These Birks make every summer outfit look fresh.
H&M 3-Pack Anklets ($10)
Jazz up those ankles.
Topshop Dennis Silver Mules ($28)
These + your summer denim.
In the mood for more summer steals? Check out these under-$50 finds we discovered at & Other Stories's summer sale.
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