Monday, May 23, 2016

3 Accessories You Need for Summer

J.Crew pink and black tweed sweater, pink ankle pants, Tory Burch Revas, Greg Michaels black leather quilted tote, Ray Ban aviators
Sweater-J.Crew c/o thredUP (similarsimilar) | Pants-JCP (similarsimilar) | Flats-Tory Burch c/o Shopbop (similarsimilar) | Tote c/o Greg Michaels (save) | Sunglasses-Ray Ban (similar, similar) | Necklace-inherited (similarsimilar
Summer is a whole different ball game (no pun intended) for layering, use of color, and accessorizing. When the heat goes up and the humidity soars, the last thing I want to do is pile on bracelets or wear a heavy statement necklace. No thank you. But I do like to feel pretty and a few accessories help to complete an outfit. Here are 3 accessories perfect for those higher temps:


J.Crew pink and black tweed sweater, pink ankle pants, Tory Burch Revas, Greg Michaels black leather quilted tote, Ray Ban aviators
1. Dainty Necklace
Statement necklaces have their place, but for summer my go-to is a simple, lightweight necklace. These still add polish to even the most casual outfit and don't weigh you down. My two favorites are a decorative chain or a small pendant necklace. There are some really cute options at F21 for a steal here, here, and here. I love pretty necklaces here, here, and here that are decorative, but without a pendant too like the one I am wearing here. 

J.Crew pink and black tweed sweater, pink ankle pants, Tory Burch Revas, Greg Michaels black leather quilted tote, Ray Ban aviators

J.Crew pink and black tweed sweater, pink ankle pants, Tory Burch Revas, Greg Michaels black leather quilted tote, Ray Ban aviators
Sweater-J.Crew c/o thredUP (similarsimilar) | Pants-JCP (similarsimilar) | Flats-Tory Burch c/o Shopbop (similarsimilar) | Tote c/o Greg Michaels (save) | Sunglasses-Ray Ban (similar, similar) | Necklace-inherited (similarsimilar
2. Bold Watch
I don't care to wear lots of bracelets in the summer, but I do like to wear a bolder watch. It does double duty by telling time (remember, watches don't just look pretty, they tell time too) and acting as an accessory to compliment your outfit. Personally, I like to wear a wood watch in the summer. They are so lightweight and unique so they make a statement without the need for anything extra. My favorites are this JORD one with a turquoise face (post on 3 ways to wear it) this Uncommon Goods one with a floral wrist band, and this sleek one from Domino

J.Crew pink and black tweed sweater, pink ankle pants, Tory Burch Revas, Greg Michaels black leather quilted tote, Ray Ban aviators

J.Crew pink and black tweed sweater, pink ankle pants, Tory Burch Revas, Greg Michaels black leather quilted tote, Ray Ban aviators
Sweater-J.Crew c/o thredUP (similar, similar) | Pants-JCP (similar, similar) | Flats-Tory Burch c/o Shopbop (similar, similar) | Tote c/o Greg Michaels (save) | Sunglasses-Ray Ban (similar, similar) | Necklace-inherited (similar, similar
3. Stacking Rings
The humidity in the summer can make my fingers swell a bit so larger statement rings are not always the most comfortable. Instead, I turn to stacking rings. That way if they start to feel too tight during the day, I can remove a couple and put them away or place them on different fingers. You can add as many rings as you want based on how much of a statement you want or what is comfortable at the time. It's worth it to me to get real gold or silver because I always forget to take off my rings before washing them and I don't have to worry about rubbing the metal plating off. Stacking rings in real gold aren't even that expensive and you can start with one and buy more as you go! There are some nice options from Fresh Trends, most under $50, with many different features to build your own look.


12 comments:

  1. I love these bright pants, I really need a pair.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  2. These are great tips for summer accessorizing! Those bright pink pants are fun for summer too!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. Great tips for accessorizing lightly! :) Love this sweater with this pink trousers. Beautiful look!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  4. I totally suck at summer accessorizing because well, when I get hot I am such a baby and don't want ANYTHING on me!

    The Adored Life

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  5. I love dainty necklaces in the summer! Great picks for must-haves

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  6. Great list of accessories, and I love your brights!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. These are great tips--I love pulling out my dainty necklaces in the summer too. Statement ones can get a little bulky when it's hot out. I love those pink pants--that color is so fun!!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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  8. What a great idea about stacking rings---I haven't gotten in the habit to add them on to my getting dressed time....what a terrible fashion blogger I am, huh?
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  9. I'm with you! I don't really care for a lot of accessories when its cold, so even less when its hot out!! :) I actually have all these watches that I have been majorly neglecting that I have been trying to make a point to wear them more. Love the color of your pants!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  10. Super ideas! And a pair of avs...Can't make it without my avs! :)

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  11. This is so true, especially with the humidity we get here in STL and everything you wear feels sticky! I love the idea of wearing a dainty necklace! Those bright pink pants are so cute on you! I've been wanting a pair of Tory flats, I have their flip flops and love them!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  12. Yes to all of these accessories. I used to be so into statement jewelry and now I can't get enough of the dainty pieces

    http://michellespaige.com

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