I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, accessories make the outfit! Between the number of bag trends, complete 180 degree change on jewelry styles and mix of subtle hair accessories to try, this season is filled with a bunch of tricky trends that can be hard to style. That’s where I come in! Here are my favorite accessories trends for Summer (2016!) plus multiple items for $100 or less.
Bring Out the Backpacks
No, these college accents aren’t out of style yet. Instead, they just got an upgrade! This summer, switch out those classic jean backpacks for ones with stripes, patches or other statement details. Even a bold pastel hue can help make your look stand out that much more!
Furla miniature backpack, $100 / BCBGeneration leather daypack, $80 / Vera Bradley preppy backpack , $60/ Neiman Marcus red drawstring bag, $34 / Madden Girl white canvas backpack, $40 / Billabong flap bag, $50
We talked about this one just a short time ago and Refinery29 agrees – straw bags are the going be everywhere this summer! From the lounge chairs at the pool to your favorite park, expect to see one version or another of these woven beauties.
Hat Attack Patched Up Clutch, $99 / Eliza Gran Venice (Pom Pom) Tote, $98 / Eliza Gran Venice (Magenta Pom Pom) Tote, $98 / Glint floral print purse, $98 / Dana Buchman Striped Convertible Dome Satchel, $89 / San Diego Hat Co Woven Straw Bag , $77 / Style & Co. Hello Summer Straw Beach Bag, $22
Statement Hair Pins
When it’s extremely hot out, I’m talking close to 100 degrees, the last thing you want to do is style your hair. That’s where these little beauties come in! Accented hair pins and clips are coming back to update your everyday look. Throw them on when you’re on your way to work or casual drinks with some new friends. Not any will these catch they’re eye, but you may even get a few complements on the sophisticated look.
Marc Jacobs ‘Swallow’ Bobby Pins, $45 / Gold Circle Bobby Pins, $35 / Loli Bijoux Vintage-Style Crystal Hair Pin, $28 / Boho Leaves Hair Pin Set, $13 / Madewell circle hair clip, $13 / Triangle Barrette, $8 / Gold-Tone Crystal Bobby Hair Pin Set, $3.48 / Ooh Lala Bobby Pin, $4.87
Delicate, Stackable Jewelry
This one comes straight from InStyle and some serious market research over the past few months. It’s time to put down the statement pieces and grab some more refined accents. As we talked about in my capsule wardrobe trend piece, nothing is as versatile or classic as a piece of simple, delicate jewelry. Here are a few pieces to savor (and finally not hurt you!) this summer.
Petite Open Ring Rose Gold, $99 / RACHEL JACKSON Pineapple Bangle, $97 / Petite Round ring, $75 / Christian Dior earrings, $75 / Mia Cuff, $70 / Rembrandt Charms sterling silver jewelry, $70 / Cuff ring, $69 / Michael Kors Logo Ring, Rose Gold, $89 / Jewelry / Kendra Scott rose gold necklace, $55 / Lee Renee art deco ring, $75 / Vivienne Westwood earrings, $64 / Rose Gold Plated Mini Hoop, $19 / Leaf Wrap Arm Cuff, $13 / 2 Piece Bracelet Set , $13
It’s not over yet! Check back tomorrow and Friday for more summer trends to try.