This Summer's 5 Must-Have 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 cutie sunglasses, ModCloth, $11.99


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


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.

Leather belt fedora, Nordstrom, $38


Bow accent floppy hat, Forever 21, $10.80


Rip Curl Santa Monica Panama hat, Swell, $24


Megan McCluskey is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. with Distinction in Journalism and Mass Communication, and a second major in French. She has experience as a Campus Correspondent and Contributing Writer for Her Campus, a Public Relations Consultant for The V Foundation, an Editorial Assistant for TV Guide Magazine and Carolina Woman magazine, a Researcher for MTV, and a Reporter and Webmaster for the Daily Tar Heel. She is an obsessive New England Patriots and Carolina basketball fan, and loves spending time with her friends and family (including her dogs), going to the beach, traveling, reading, online shopping and eating bad Mexican food.

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