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This Summer's 5 Must-Have Accessories

Posted Jun 20 2012 - 9:00am
Tagged With: accessories

We love our summer events, but all the different barbeques and days at the internship can make our wardrobe options feel completely exhausted. But there’s no need to worry! With the help of a few accessories, you can revamp any outfit into a new and trendy look! Here are five of the most “of the moment” accessories to rock throughout this summer.

Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Sunglasses are always an essential summer accessory, but this year it’s all about a pair of flattering cat eye shades to channel that ‘50s glam. “They're so fun and retro,” says Noelle Cellini, personal stylist and owner of My Best Foot Forward, located in Chicago. “They add a very playful vibe to any outfit and can dress up a simple tee and shorts. For a more ladylike vibe, pair them with a sundress.”

There’s a cat eye style to accentuate every face shape and size, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t pick up a set! For a diamond- or square-shaped face, rock some frames with rounded-out edges. Sharper edges are perfect for a round face. Check out these affordable options.

cat eye sunglasses
Cat eye cutie sunglasses, ModCloth, $11.99

 

cat eye sunglasses
Cat eye sunglasses with cut-away detail, ASOS, $26.09

 

cat eye sunglasses
Weekend shades – tortoise, Nasty Gal, $38

Wide-brim hat

There are several different varieties of wide-brim hats that are in style this season, and you should definitely own at least one of them. Whether it’s a fedora, sun hat or Panama, wide-brimmed hats are chic, versatile and give you some shade from that hot summer shine.

fedora
Leather belt fedora, Nordstrom, $38

 

floppy sun hat
Bow accent floppy hat, Forever 21, $10.80

 

panama hat
Rip Curl Santa Monica Panama hat, Swell, $24

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