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The Best Summer Accessories Under $50: Belts, Sunglasses, and Jewelry

During the fall, it’s easy to punch up your look with fabulous accessories that showcase your style. Printed tights showcase your sweet side, while a leather jacket emphasizes your tough side. But what about the summer, when it’s too hot to even consider anything other than a breezy sun dress and sandals? Read on for the best summer accessories under $50!

From left to right, top to bottom: Jessica Simpson, ASOS, American Eagle, Modcloth, Wet Seal, Wet Seal, AK Anne Klein, Topshop, Gap, Madewell. Click the image for more information on where to buy!

Belts are a quick-fix way to add oomph to any outfit. Define your waist by belting a flowy dress or tunic, use a bright belt to add a pop of color to a neutral outfit, or thread a statement-making belt through the loops of your favorite jeans.

From left to right, top to bottom: American Eagle, endless.com, Urban Outfitters, Betsey Johnson, Rocawear, Modcloth, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, endless.com. Click the image for more information on where to buy!

No summer ensemble is complete without a fabulous pair of sunglasses! They are the perfect summer accessory because you get major style without any extra effort. Opt for a trendy pair of cat-eyes [link to Chrissy’s post], stick to classic wayfarers, or experiment with a fun pair of colored frames. With so many cute styles in stores right now, you’re sure to find the perfect pair!

From left to right, top to bottom: Lucky Brand, Forever 21, Betsey Johnson, Modcloth, Urban Outfitters, Modcloth, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Tilly’s, Modcloth. Click the image for more information on where to buy!

The trend in jewelry right now appears to be “go big or go home.” Pile on statement rings, bold necklaces, and a stack of bracelets. Switching up your jewelry is an easy way to put a totally new spin on an outfit, so find a few inexpensive pieces you love (all my picks are under $50!) and rotate them throughout your wardrobe to create variations on your favorite summer outfits.

Originally from Boston, Hannah is now a sophomore at New York University and loves life in the big city. Her favorite things include poking fun at celebrities on Twitter, yoga, leopard print shoes, Frank Sinatra, and her little sister Julia. Hannah was Her Campus's first editorial intern in Summer 2010 and has since continued her involvement with HC as the High School Editor and head of the High School Ambassador program. She is a former Seventeen and Huffington Post intern, where she researched and wrote about celebrities and once made lunch for Kylie Jenner. Read her short-form ramblings at @hannahorens.
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