If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that accessories are an easy way to upgrade your look. Adding a new piece to your ensemble can transform a seemingly simple look into a fresh, fashion-forward outfit. But which accessories are worth investing in now? Interested to find out the biggest trends of the season, we combed through the Instagram photos of our favorite street style stars to break down what they’re wearing.
We’ve curated a list of the top accessory trends of the moment and affordable ways to wear them. From the latest It shoes to ’90s throwback sunglasses and the necklace every French girl owns, all seven accessories we’ve narrowed in on are in heavy rotation by seriously fashionable women. But the best part is that we’ve found each item for under $50, so you don’t have to break the bank to try them. We guarantee that these modern accessories will instantly up your fashion game. Want to see which pieces made our list?
Go on to shop seven of our favorite summer accessory trends all priced under $50.
GOLD PENDANT NECKLACE
If you want to channel French-girl style, there’s one foolproof way: a gold pendant necklace. It’s a piece every Parisian owns. Wear yours solo over a basic tee like Sabina Socol or layered with other chains like Camille Charrière.
Layer a gold necklace with other vintage chains.
Recently, shoe trends have been exceptionally comfortable—look no further than Gucci loafers and Mansur Gavriel mules. And instead of sky-high shoes, micro heels are making a comeback. Kitten heels are both sophisticated and feminine—a definite closet staple.
Style these kitten-heel mules with vintage denim and a silk blouse.
Metallic shoes will definitely have a moment this fall.
WOVEN CIRCLE BAG
If there’s one item on every editor’s must-have shopping list, it’s a woven circle bag. Pack the casual bag for your next summer getaway. It could be the French-girl flair or the woven, structured style, but either way, we’re hooked.
Use this spacious circle bag as a chic beach bag for warm-weather days.
Fashion girls style their woven bags with sundresses and cat-eye sunglasses for the weekend.
STATEMENT GEOMETRIC EARRINGS
If you typically stick to minimal jewelry, you might want to consider purchasing some bold geometric earrings. The playful shapes can upgrade a simple slip dress and can be worn all year long.
Make these geometric earrings pop by pairing them with a white tee.
These statement earrings are an accessory to help take your office look into night.
WHITE RETRO SUNGLASSES
White oval sunglasses have proven themselves to be a must-have accessory this summer. The wide oval frames bring back cool ’90s vibes. Try a vintage-inspired outfit, and wear them with a polka-dot blouse and high-waisted jeans, or simply add them to your everyday look.
Girls who are looking for vintage-inspired pieces—here is your first purchase.
Pair this affordable option with a chic patterned blouse.
Satin shoes made a big debut on the F/W 17 runways this year, so it’s no surprise that fashion girls quickly jumped on the trend. Style yours with neutral colors to make the luxe material pop.
You’re guaranteed to receive compliments on these satin slides.
Not only are these flats comfortable, but they feel (and look) so luxurious.
A woven hat is both practical and extremely versatile. Style yours as the finishing touch to your favorite bathing suit, or pair it with a white tee and denim skirt for the weekend. You’ll be surprised by how many outfits you can wear this accessory with.
Pack this woven hat for your next vacation.
This is the ideal hat to transition into fall. Wear it with a white lace dress now and a cream sweater in the fall.
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