50 Under $50: Every Trendy Accessory That Will Make Your Summer Outfits


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Before we shift to fall and its more serious sartorial aesthetic, there's still some time left to get lots of use out of decidedly more fun summer accessories. Yes, that means you have a good two months left to wear your fun sunglasses, hats, anklets, and bags to your heart's delight and maximize the effectiveness of your denim shorts, swimsuits, and slip dresses.

So what exactly makes for a "cute" summer accessory? In my book, it's anything colorful, quirky, and attention-grabbing that will easily liven up even the most basic of summer outfits. Easy enough, right? The internet is still filled with lots of fun, seasonally appropriate accessories to choose from, and thankfully, most of them ring in under $50. While we've delivered some of the best under-$99 clothing finds on the internet right now, if you're looking for a little something extra to add to your already-existing summer wardrobe without breaking the bank, look no further. 

Keep scrolling to shop the best 50 under-$50 accessories if you need a little pick-me-up for your outfits or mood.

My favorite summer hat is on sale, and I'm basically freaking out about it.

Pearls are a major summer trend RN.

Strappy white sandals always scream summer to me.

I don't think I've ever seen a prettier bag in my life.

I can never say no to a claw clip.

Pack this for your next tropical getaway. 

I'm calling it now: Hair flowers and oversize scrunchies will be the next big accessory trends.

I just bought this in store, and I've gotten so many compliments already.

Your secret hack to looking like a bougie auntie this summer? A fun silk scarf to layer on top of linen shirts and white sets.

An elevated belt makes everything better.

Baroque pearls just may be this year's biggest emerging jewelry trend.

An edgier, more sophisticated take on the ballet-shoe trend.

This belt would go perfectly with an oversize linen shirtdress to dress it up.

Can't you tell? I've been converted to team silver ever since seeing shiny metallic motifs on the runways.

I'm into the chunky, '80s-inspired jewelry motifs as of late. 

This goes perfect with any poolside 'fit.

Every single one of our editors agrees: This cuff bracelet may be the most coveted affordable accessory of the season.

Anthro's vintage-inspired accessories are a treasure trove of incredible, affordable finds.

Embrace your inner Carrie Bradshaw this summer.

Add this colorful on-sale crotchet bucket hat to any all-white bikini 'fit for an incredible lesson in dopamine dressing.

A simple reimagined tennis bracelet–style chain is high on my wish list.

Our editors have been loving these ultra-wide '80s-inspired headbands. 

Leather slides are the low-cost quiet-luxury accessory everyone needs this summer.

Ideal with any LBD for a dinner date.

BRB, running to buy at least three before I head to the beach this summer.

If you buy anything from this list, let it be these incredible designer-inspired drop studs.

So many of my friends already bought this stunning pair in time for the Renaissance World Tour.

I've seen plenty of cool girls buy this pair of Nodress tights.

I'm proclaiming my love for these earrings.

I'm loving the look of frilly socks with athletic, retro-inspired shoes as of late.

This editor-beloved bag is back in stock in this timeless slate gray.

After another editor wore these with a pair of ballet flats thanks to Tory Burch's latest runway show, I've been hooked on micro-fishnet details.

Sorry to my sister, but this may be the best find on this list, and I'll be wearing it on our family vacation later this summer.