At the risk of sounding like a broken record about summer shopping, allow us to present you with a few next-level accessories that deserve to be on your radar. If you ask us, there's nothing more critical to a cool summertime 'fit than bags and sandals—even something as simple as a tank and shorts becomes a full-blown look with the right accessories. Right now, we can't stop talking about the latest releases from our very own Who What Wear Collection, all conveniently shoppable at Nordstrom.
Sorry for the shameless self-promotion, but it needs to be said: The latest drop comprises new sandals and bags that align with the biggest accessory trends of the moment, such as cushy-soled sandals and baguette bags, with a few perennial summer classics like woven totes and flat slides. The best part? Nothing tops $100. Once our editors got their hands on these new pieces, it was game over for the rest of our accessories because we realized these pieces are wardrobe-staple material. Ahead, see our favorite picks that we'll be wearing on repeat all summer and get inspired by how we're styling them.
"Even in the summer, I love wearing black, and these accessories make doing so without looking crazy a lot easier."
This little baguette bag is a pure delight. Baguette shapes have officially become trend-proof bags in my opinion, and our version is definitely no exception. The woven texture and yummy tan hue make it look far more expensive than its $80 price tag. I can already see this becoming my new go-to bag.
How special are these sandals? Unsurprisingly, my DMs were flooded with messages about them when I posted them to my Instagram Stories. There's just something about the beading and the graphic print that makes them instantly stand out. The checkerboard motif is obviously very 2021, but on a low-slide silhouette, it's actually really wearable despite being trendy. Kind of the best of both worlds, if you ask me. Did I mention they were comfortable, too?
"I also was so surprised by how functional and cute the handbag was. As someone who invests in at least one designer handbag for herself every birthday, this bag's buttery faux-leather fabric felt as luxe as some of my designer bags, and I was pleasantly surprised by it."
"Finding the perfect summer sandals is a whole thing for me every single year—my criteria can feel never-ending. I want a sandal with a bit of height but that can be worn walking around New York, one that's unique but not over the top and is versatile enough to style with just about anything. These Who What Wear Collection sandals succeeded in addressing all my needs and then some. I'm obsessed with the beautiful floral beading, and they're so comfortable to walk in. They're definitely going to be my signature summer shoes."
"I have a ton of straw bags in my closet already, so did I really need another one? No, but my excuse was I didn't have a straw bucket bag. I love the shape of this one and that it can really hold so much but isn't too bulky at all. Plus, the black trim makes it a little bit more sophisticated and not too casual like other straw bags. I'm planning on bringing this one out with me while I'm running errands, shopping, heading to brunch, and just doing any kind of weekend activity this summer."
"I can't wait to wear these summery accessories for vacations and everywhere else over the next few months. The shoes are as chic and as comfortable as they look IRL, and the bag is destined for compliments. I love finding black bags that are also seasonally appropriate because sometimes you just need a black bag—even in July."
"Since I'm tall, I'm always on the lookout for cute flats to wear—and it can definitely be hard to find! These are so cute and will go with a ton of different outfits. The black pointy toe is classic, but the straps give the shoes a fun vibe. I styled them with Mavi denim cut-offs and a breezy Sea top."
"Not that I can see much of my feet these days, but these sandals are my absolute favorites of the season. They're not only super comfortable, but their minimalist-chic design means they go with practically everything in my closet. I love that they have a cushy flatform sole—perfectly on-trend for summer."
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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.
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