Summertime gives you the freedom to wear pretty much everything in your closet, save the heavy winter jacket. The warmer weather means you can wear the sundresses, shorts, tanks, and halter tops you’ve kept hidden away through the chilly winter. However, your clothes aren’t the only things to bust out now that summer is upon us. Here are a handful of tricks and tips for accessorizing your summer outfits.
In the summer, the hot sun beats down on us, and we enjoy its warmth. However, this increase in sunshine comes with its drawbacks—hair feels hotter, eyes must squint to see, and unprotected skin burns easier. That’s where hats, sunglasses, and hair ties come in!
All hats serve a purpose. Whether they protect us from the cold, keep the sun out of our eyes, or add much-needed style to an outfit, a good hat is essential to summertime living. Imagine wearing a sundress with a cute pair of blocked sandals. Sure, it’s a simple staple summer outfit that looks super cute. But imagine that outfit with a wide-brimmed sunhat on top—now it really pops! Summer hats like the sunhat will give you a wide berth of shade and help you stand out in a crowd.
You can also wear sports caps in the summer if you’re going for a more casual outfit and want to keep the sun out of your eyes. If you enjoy running outside, a ponytail alone will suffice, but a sports cap will hold your hair back and give you some shade from the sun. Baseball caps are also perfect for what their name suggests—attending outdoor sporting events. Few things are as fun as throwing on your favorite team’s gear and heading to the stadium.
Many people need glasses or contact lenses to see in general. While regular eyeglasses serve a vital life function—giving us the sense of sight—they are not the only kind of glasses you can wear. A nice pair of shades can go a long way in adding spunk, color, and style to your appearance. Sunglasses can instantly infuse your outfit with personality.
Suppose you don a pair of thick-framed, white, circular sunglasses. You can instantly make your outfit more retro and intriguing. Or suppose you throw on a huge pair of blocky, black, rectangular sunglasses. You can add a whole new level of mystery and allure to your outfit with stylish yet distanced dark shades. Rock a pair of stylin’ sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays and throw shade back on everyone else.
You take time to shampoo and condition your hair, so why let it become a sweaty mess in the summer? Wearing your hair long means that you need to find ways to keep it off your neck on hot, sticky days. That’s where hair accessories come in. On the one hand, hair clips and barrettes are helpful and functional because they keep hair out of your face and out of the way. On the other hand, hair accessories can add a whole new dimension of style to your day.
During the summer, you’ll still head to work in the heat and make your way through the hot sun. So, style your hair in fun and creative ways! If you’re in a rush and don’t want to spend fifteen minutes curling or straightening your hair, try pulling it back into a sleek top knot or a low bun for a cute and put-together look. Then, tie a ribbon or bow around it for a cute, accessorized appearance. In fact, between hair clips, hairpins, barrettes, headbands, hair ties, and scrunchies, there are so many ways to handle your hair and make the most of your luscious locks.
Jewelry is probably one of the most common and easiest women’s accessories to wear in the summer. With a simple clasp or slip-on accessory, you suddenly have a stunning piece of shiny metal or jewels to show off.
Necklaces and Earrings
Starting from the top, necklaces and earrings are the go-to items you should always consider. Depending on the item, you could add some serious bling and pop to your outfit. Necklaces come in all shapes, colors, sizes, and designs, so find one that looks cute with your outfit. You could even wear a choker with your cute dress or top!
Earrings are just as versatile and varied as necklaces and offer a fun way to add subtlety and charm to your look. If you want something more subtle, try a pair of studs or small-design earrings. For example, you could wear classic cubic zirconia earrings that give you a simple bejeweled look. Or you could throw on a pair of small, golden rose earrings that petal out into a cute bloom. However, if you want a statement piece, you should opt for hoops or dangle earrings whose size gives you all the boldness you need.
Bracelets and Rings
Bracelets, bangles, watches, and rings are the perfect addition to your hands and wrists for a fully accessorized summer outfit. Gold and silver, patterned and smooth, you can customize your handwear to match your outfit and make the most of your color scheme. Since the summer gives your legs a breather, you can also wear an ankle bracelet that matches with your best friend or accessorizes your aesthetic all the way down to your feet. You can even take it a step further with a toe ring or two!
Bags, Clutches, and Purses
Another way to maximize your outfits this summer is with a cute purse, bag, or clutch. While your purse technically fulfills a purpose by carrying your belongings, you should feel confident about the way it looks on you. It is best to have a selection of several purses in different sizes, shades, and textures to go with virtually any outfit. You should also have a smaller clutch to bring with you on nights out when you want to move about more freely.
Use these tips for accessorizing your summer outfits as the temperatures heat up, and you can finally wear your favorite clothes again. If you check your wardrobe and find it sorely lacking, check out our women’s lifestyle clothing at Tyler’s to discover your summer style.