As the saying goes – no outfit is complete without accessories – so the question then becomes what accessories to choose. Summer 2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting one where accessories are concerned, encouraging women to layer pieces, step outside their comfort zone, and really transform the look of their clothes through various accessories.

If you are you looking to purchase just a few key trending accessories that you can mix and match all season long, then you’re going to want to take a look at this list of must-haves.

Go Glam with Designer Jewelry

This first trend is all about glam and luxury. Summer is big for designer jewelry pieces such as layered platinum necklaces, combining different metals into one piece (yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum), chunky bracelets, and sparkly jewels. When shopping for designer jewelry, look for the pieces that scream elegance and sophistication.

The great thing about spending the money on a designer piece is that you know the quality, and it will last so long you can actually pass it down through generations. As well, these designer pieces tend to stay fashionable, as they are usually timeless in design.

Shield Yourself from the Sun with a Modern Straw Hat

Straw hats are nothing new and tend to show up each summer, but this year be sure to look for an updated version of the hat. Some of the most popular styles for 2017 include the Panama style hat, the cowboy style, and the large one that tends to be floppy. Not only is a straw hat a great fashion piece, it also has a practical side since it will protect you from the harmful rays of the sun.

These are great to wear around town while shopping and running errands, while out for a walk with the kids, and of course on vacation.

Summer Slides – the Trendy Choice

If you’re like most people and like to purchase a new pair of sandals each summer, then this year, you’ll want to look at the slide style sandal. These sandals pair well with shorts, capris, skirts, loose linen trousers, and dresses. Because these just slip right on, they are a quick and simple summer choice.

You can find a variety of designs from a thick crisscross design, to the basic horizontal slide. These are also available in different price points depending on the material used. As for color, that’s really up to you. You can choose a neutral that will work with your whole wardrobe, or go big and bold with a bright red, yellow, or pink.

A Large Tote Bag – Perfect for All Your Summer Necessities

Lastly, when it comes to bags, you want to look for a large tote bag. Because this is a summer accessory, it’s fun to pick a bright color, a tropical pattern, or something with geometric shapes on it. What’s so great about these bags is that they are also large enough to hold all the extra summer necessities you need to carry around such as a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a bottle of water.

Now that you’re up to speed on the latest accessories for summer 2017, all that’s left to do is go shopping.

By tbb