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I am so happy to see, and feel, that the warmer weather is set to stay. Well for now at least. Have faith though as summer is around the corner! Finally! There’s just something special about summer. Everyone seems to be in a better mood and just generally nicer. Not to mention that the sun sets much later so that means pool parties can last even longer. Hurray! What I really love about summer is how effortless it is to look fashionable and put-together. No thinking about how many layers you have to wear and which jacket to pair with your outfit. A dress and sandals can easily take you from day to night with very little extra effort. You might have noticed that accessories really are having a moment ….well, at the moment. They’ll instantly up the chic-factor of any outfit. So here are 7 accessories to add to your wardrobe before summer. Will you find a favourite?
Bum Bag/ Belt Bag
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Now I know the first thing you thought of when you read bum bag was fanny pack, but this is definitely not a fanny pack! The bum bag or belt bag is a great option when you want to carry a small purse but want your hands free. It’s been all over the fashion weeks and now on Instagram too. To emulate the look be sure to choose a black structured purse with a chain or thin strap so that you don’t get that fanny pack vibe.
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Detailed earrings are all the rage and they are definitely here to stay. Dainty earrings are so 2017, so opt for detailed beaded earrings or chunky gold or silver earrings.
Get ready to be introduced to your favourite bag ….perhaps of all time. This little structured beauty will take you from the beach, to the farmers market and to roof-top sundowners. Its a perfect suit for the summer weather and will go with absolutely everything in your wardrobe. Choose a light or dark tone, or maybe one in each?
While you are here reading about trends and what to include in your wardrobe, why not think about creating a capsule wardrobe for the summer? A capsule wardrobe will simplify your life and help you find your true style. Here is a free planner to help you create a capsule wardrobe. The planner can be used for a season or for a yearly collection.
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By now I’m sure you have seen tiny, slithers of retro sunglasses everywhere. The age of the over-sized Olsen twin -like sunglasses is over. Fashionista’s everywhere are really working the look. Admittedly it is quite a bold choice, but one that you should try nonetheless. The thinness of the sunnies ranges so you will be able to find a pair that perfectly suits you and your style.
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For a gal who doesn’t like to wear heels, this is your go-to for summer. These honestly are the most comfortable shoes ever. And in addition they go with absolutely everything! They are so versatile they can be worn at every occasion. You could decide to splurge a little and invest in a good pair as this trend will be here to stay far past S/S 2018.
Flesh -Coloured Sandals
Source: Trend 2 Wear
Instead of going with your usual black, metallic or white sandals, opt for sandals in a similar tone to your skin. This instantly ups the chic-factor and will lengthen your legs. Who doesn’t want that!
Big Statement Hats
Source: Hello Fashion
Your skin really will love this. The bigger the hat the more coverage, but also the more of a statement. Ideally paired with a summer dress of just a bikini.