When temperatures begin to rise, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the new season—we’re dreaming of jetting off to a far-off destination, scrolling through every trend guide, and adding trendy new summer items to the wishlist. I can’t tell you how often I’ve gotten caught up in the daydream of embracing an entire new wardrobe in the summer, only for my bank account to be like, “girl, no.” For many, splurging on a new wardrobe for the summer isn’t ideal for financial and sustainability reasons, so coming up with a way to make our closets feel brand new is a must. You can boil down the solution to this dilemma to one word: accessories. I can’t emphasize enough the power of investing in a few trendy accessories for the summer, as it’s the most cost-effective way to make your staples feel fresher than ever. Plus, if you’re not buying an entire new wardrobe for the season, you can invest in a few luxury items or test-drive micro-trends—it’s a win-win all around. So without further ado, ahead, you’ll find 42 trendy summer accessories that will satisfy your shopping cravings and fit seamlessly into your wardrobe.
I’m obsessed with the print on this hat.
Consider this your motto for summer ‘22.
Style this with your go-to swimsuit to make it feel more trend-forward.
The easiest way to make summer sandals feel more trendy is by opting for a flatform pair.
I can’t swear enough by a pair of oversized hoops.
She’s cute, don’t you think?
You’ll feel like you’re starring in Casablanca in these sunglasses.
Guaranteed to upgrade your summer wardrobe for years to come.
Body jewelry is one of the biggest jewelry trends of the moment, so why not layer this beauty over your go-to tank?
No need to buy a new swimsuit when you can just add this cute sarong.
Carrie Bradshaw would approve.
Nothing will make you feel fancier than a designer bucket hat.
Imagine this peeking outside of a crisp white button-up paired with linen pants—chic, right?
Is it just me, or does the ombré frame on these sunglasses immediately make you think of eating fruit on a hot summer day?
Remember how popular Gucci’s jelly slides were last summer? I’m predicting these slides will be this summer’s it-shoe.
I mean, how could you not love this terry cloth bucket hat?
A necklace that will ensure good vibes all summer.
A bag that can transport your closet to Positano, without having to pack a thing.
The vibe shift you didn’t know you needed.
Perfect for a day by the beach.
It’s giving a ‘90s vibe.
These will elevate all your summer outfits (quite literally).
Every summer I treat myself to a new bag, and this one is at the top of my wishlist.
You don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe for that upcoming trip, you just need this new hat.
You’d be surprised the power of investing in one pair of statement sunglasses can do to make you feel like a million bucks.
Everything about this bag is perfect—the linen fabric, the shape, the shell embellishments.
This wedge sandal will spice up your summer wardrobe.
Call me biased, but this baseball cap is so good.
Sporty sunglasses will continue to be big this summer.
Add this to any outfit, and suddenly you’re serving a whole new look.
Our editors can’t stop talking about this bag.
These vintage-inspired sneakers will have you feeling brand new, trust me.
Oh, this tweed bucket hat went hard.
Y2K-inspired jewelry isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so you might as well satisfy your appetite.
Pink sunglasses? Yes, please.
Oversized totes are back and bigger than ever.
Watches aren’t anything new, but trust me, when I say this one will make every outfit feel more special.
Embrace your inner babushka.
Never underestimate the power of a new chain necklace.
The most straightforward way to make a piece feel brand new is to add a belt.
It’s anklet season.
If you’re aspiring to embody coastal grandmother energy this summer, these sandals are a must-shop.
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