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The ultimate summer accessories roundup

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20 Must-buy accessories for summer

From hats and shades to beach bags and bold, summer-ready jewelry, we're rounding up some of the must-have hot weather accessories of the season.

20 must-buy
accessories for summer

From hats and shades to beach bags and bold, summer-ready jewelry,
we're rounding up some of the must-have hot weather accessories of the season.

1

Straw Panama hat

White Straw Panama hat

Keep the sun off your face and look good doing it with this chic summer-white straw fedora with a gray contrast grosgrain ribbon. Whether you're sporting jean shorts and a T-shirt or an elegant maxi dress, any outfit will get a stylish boost from this on trend accessory. (modewalk.com, $225)

2

Leather flip flops

Blue leather flip flop

You might not be wading in the surf with these bright leather flip flops that are a cut about the average plastic pair, but you can wear them most other places this summer. In fact, why not pick up a few pairs — they come in several fab summer shades, from blue to pink to seafoam. (gap.com, $25)

3

Farmer's market tote

Farmer’s market tote

Even if you don't use this simple but stylish tote to cart home your farmers market wares, it's sure to become a summer favorite for its versatility. The roomy bag is hand crocheted and folds down flat for easy packing. (jcrew.com, $50)

4

Patent belt

Pink patent belt

Perk up any outfit this summer with the help of this vibrant pink patent skinny belt. We suggest wearing this cute accessory with a neutral pencil skirt or to cinch a blousy sundress. (lindelepalais.com, $67)

5

Zip front clutch

Coral Zip front clutch

We immediately fell for this coral-hued leather zip front clutch which would make a great addition to any summer purse collection. The simple but chic bag also comes in black and turquoise. (topshop.com, $68)

6

iPhone case

iPhone case

Give your favorite go-to gadget a summer-ready facelift by switching to a case that screams summer. The Ted Baker London case is awash in a pretty floral print perfect for warmer weather. (nordstrom.com, $40)

7

Bold leather shopper

Bold leather shopper

Whether you're headed to the mall, the grocery store or just out to meet some friends, you'll be able to pack everything you need (and whatever you buy) in this bold blue leather shopper. We especially love that this cool bag features an internal pocket for your iPad. (bodenusa.com, $148)

8

Multicolor bracelet

Multicolor bracelet

Add a pop of fun summer color to any outfit just by slipping on this colorful beaded bracelet. Stones of all colors and shapes come together to create an eye-catching piece of summer statement jewelry. (jcrew.com, $98)

9

Aviator shades

Aviator shades

Add a '70s vibe to your summer look this season with the help of these sleek Michael Kors aviator shades. The bold shape and retro design make these a great choice for adding a touch of flirty flair to any outfit. (nordstrom.com, $99)

10

Bold beaded earrings

Bold beaded earrings

Trade your plain silver hoops or minimalist studs for these bright beaded earrings that are sure to add some fun summer color to your look, whether you're heading to a backyard barbecue or for post-work patio drinks. (ylang23.com, $28)

11

Strappy sandals

teal Strappy sandals

No summer wardrobe is complete without at least one pair of strappy, go-anywhere sandals and we're currently coveting this turquoise suede pair from Joe's Jeans Footwear. (modcloth.com, $100)

12

Peachy cocktail ring

Peachy cocktail ring

Though it may seem small, the perfect cocktail ring can be the ideal finishing touch to an outfit. For summer, we love this one in a pale peachy hue from Kenneth Jay Lane. (maxandchloe.com, $75)

13

Espadrille wedge

Espadrille wedge

The espadrille wedge never really goes out of style and we always make sure to have at least one pair in our summer shoe collection. This season, we're going for these navy Tory Burch espadrilles with crisscross straps. (bergdorfgoodman.com, $195)

14

Oval stone necklace

Oval stone necklace

Understated jewelry is fine for colder months but summer calls for bigger, bolder hues that get noticed. That's why we'll be sporting this vibrant orange beaded statement necklace with any neutral hot weather outfit. (fantasyjewelrybox.com, $50)

15

Green shades

Green Ray Ban shades

Pass up black or tortoiseshell shades in favor of these summer-ready Ray-Ban Icons Sunglasses in green with a fun floral print on the sides. The bold color and printed detail really make these sunglasses stand out. (shopbop.com, $165)

16

Striped sunhat

Striped sunhat

Not only are sunhats essential for keeping sun off your skin, but they make an elegant addition to any outfit. Make a chic summer statement with the help of this raffia sunhat by Lacoste covered in navy stripes. (lacoste.com, $130)

17

Beach scarf

Beach scarf

Accent a neutral sundress or plain tee with this colorfully striped beach scarf in a series of summer-ready hues. Greens and purples are perfect for spicing up a white T-shirt or dress. (calypsostbarth.com, $250)

18

Mosaic statement necklace

Mosaic statement necklace

Green and blue not only work well together, they make a perfect pairing for warmer weather — especially on this statement necklace featuring Lucite stones in the aforementioned hues. (maxandchloe.com, $110)

19

Sarong

Sarong

Along with your shades, a cute bikini and some sunscreen, the other must-have beach accessory is a sarong and we love this vibrant one by Paul Smith in a playful oversize polka dot print. (asos.com, $82)

20

Bright bangle

Bright Green bangle

If you're looking for one piece of summer jewelry that's sure to make a statement, look no further than this ultra-bright green Marc by Marc Jacobs rubber bracelet with a mock chain link design. (bloomingdales.com, $32)

Keiko Lynn as SheKnows Guest Style Editor

Guest Editor pick

Our guest style editor Keiko Lynn chimed in with her favorite summer accessory. "Sunglasses are my most loved accessory. I don't leave home without them. These oversized round frames are lightweight and perfect for summer."

More from Keiko Lynn here >>

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