Patriotic accessories that symbolize the red, white and blue

May 27, 2011 at 12:42 p.m. ET

Accessorizing for the holiday can be a piece of cake with these patriotic style guidelines. Update your wardrobe with red, white, and blue hats, necklaces, sunglasses and bags. Mix and match accessories to update your wardrobe this weekend and continue to sport these bold trends all summer long. These accessories will leave you stylish and prepared for whatever comes your way this Memorial Day.


Hispaniola Hat from Free People

structured Hats

Hispaniola Hat from Free People $48

Hats are making a comeback and we're so glad. Hats like this one do more than just top off a sleek and polished look, they also give your face a break from those UV rays.

The wide band gives this straw fedora hat a bold and classy attitude. Wear it as at the pool, out on the town, or during a stroll outdoors. Match the white tone with a red or blue beach dress for a patriotic spin on style.




Straw Totes

Kimchi Blue Striped Straw Tote from Urban Outfitters

Kimchi Blue Striped Straw Tote Bag $39

Be beach-ready with this patriotic straw tote. The size is perfect for storing summer essentials (and those other red, white and blue accessories) without being overly bulky. The zippers both inside the bag and out make it practical and fashionable.







Fossil Angel Rectangle Sunglasses

Oversized Sunglasses

Fossil Angel Rectangle Sunglasses $33

These sunglasses have just a tint of red, but a spark of adventure. Mix it up this Memorial Day by showing up in these mysterious shades.

Their rectangular shape is flattering to many face shapes and is sure to make heads turn. We love that the red rims make a statement without overpowering the lenses.





One-Toned Watches

Diesel Silicone Strap Round WatchDIESEL Silicone Strap Round Watch $100

This watch is patriotism at its finest. The bold color draws attention to the watch's charming design. It goes with everything and is water-resistance for those summer days by the pool.

Use the watch's second hand to time family potato-sack races or friendly watermelon-eating contests. And put away those bulky winter accessories that have been weighing you down. It's time to get patriotic.




Blue Belle hairclip from Target

Hair clips

Blue Belle hairclip from Target $4

This striped hair clip is a favorite because of its unsuspecting versatility. Clip it over the elastic of a ponytail, at the bottom of a braid, at the side of your hair or on your summer tote. Buy a few different colors to match with different looks. This summer accessory is sure to go everywhere you go.





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