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Accessories you need now (and under $50!)

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Affordable accessories we love

One of the things we like most about summer is being able to accessorize with fun, flirty pieces that only seem to really work when the mercury rises. To help you spice up your summer style – without breaking the bank – we've put together a list of cute, eye-catching accessories all for under $50.

Affordable accessories we love

1. Tote (GAP, $28), 2. Fedora (Forever 21, $13), 3. Sunglasses (Urban Outfitters, $14),
4. Headband (Anthropologie, $28), 5. Cuff (Nordstrom, $38),
6. Wristlet (Top Shop, $32), 7. Necklace (, $45)

Seven summery accessories under $50

1Dip-dye tote

If you're still searching for that perfect summer tote, that's both beach ready and urban-chic, we've got exactly what you're looking for. This sturdy tote (GAP, $28) starts off in creamy beige that bleeds into nautical blue for an almost tie-dye effect. We love the multi-strap handles and interior zip pocket for storing those hard-to-find items like keys, lip gloss or hair elastics.

2Woven fedora

Hats are a fun way to change up your look without doing anything drastic. We're partial to fedoras this season and really like this chic woven style (Forever 21, $13) with classic striped ribbon and a summery eyelet pattern that's perfect for wearing to the beach, out for patio drinks or to a backyard BBQ.

3Cat eye sunglasses

Though we've been smitten with pricey shades in the past, we seem to always end up losing the pairs that cost the most. That's why we've been searching for styles that won't break the bank like these cute cat eye shades (Urban Outfitters, $14) in trendy tortoiseshell. We love the flattering shape and vintage vibe of these sexy sunglasses.

4Striped headband

Tie back your tresses as the temperature soars or hide a bad hair day with this stylish black and white striped headband (Anthropologie, $28). The stretchy fabric makes it easy to wear no matter the length or thickness of your hair, and we love how this simple yet chic piece can tame unruly, humidity-ravaged locks.

5Cut-out cuff

We love statement accessories and this summer we've been crushing on cuffs because they're easy to integrate into any outfit, from casual to dressy. The most recent arm candy to catch our eye is this lovely lime piece in resin (Nordstrom, $38) with intricate cut-outs and a statement-making sheen.

6Floral wristlet

Whether you're dancing the night away or just don't want to be bogged down with a monster-size bag, sometimes it's simpler to tote something small. We think this blue floral wrist bag (Top Shop, $32) is perfect for a summer evening soiree when you don't want to be weighed down, with just enough space for gloss, wallet and keys.

7Get-noticed necklace

Summer is all about showing off your lively side with clothing and accessories that really turn heads. The more eye-catching the better and this chunky Kenneth Cole necklace (, $45) featuring alternating turquoise and black resin stones is a great example of a fun yet polished summer statement piece.

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