8 Cool-Girl Accessories You'll Want to Be Seen In This Summer

It goes without saying that a cool accessory can take your outfit from zero to 100 in an instant. Fortunately, summer lends itself perfectly to playful and fun accessories that will amp up even the simplest warm-weather outfits. Not to mention, they're perfect for any Insta moment that may arise.

So what cool-girl accessories should we be wearing this summer? From bold bucket hats to chunky resin rings and free-spirited straw bags, below, we're highlighting eight of-the-moment accessory trends that fashion girls are loving right now. Whether you're heading to the beach, having alfresco cocktails, or hanging with friends in your backyard, these plus-ones are guaranteed to bring joy to your look and make your summer style pop.

1. Bucket Hats

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@aimeesong

From floral prints to gingham, pastel hues to crochet fabrics, fashion girls have been favoring bucket hats of all shapes and sizes this sunny season.

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@lenafarl

The best bag for summer 2021 is humble and handmade. Think raffia totes, basket bags, and crochet carryalls that add a free-spirited touch to your summer ensembles. 

3. Modern Pearls

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@maryljean

Pearls will always be in style, but this summer, we're seeing plenty of modern and cool iterations, from mixed-metal necklaces to bold mother-of-pearl earrings and pearls mixed with crafty and colorful gems.

4. Rectangular Sunglasses

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@matildadjerf

The silhouette of choice for sunglasses this season? Bold and defined rectangular frames—as spotted all over Instagram.

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@allypayer

When it comes to chunky and colorful rings this season, the more the merrier! Made of resin, acrylic, enamel, and even glass, the Y2K trend favored by the Gen Z fashion crowd has been spotted on a number of big celebs such as Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa. They're guaranteed to add a joyful touch to your look.

6. Hair Scarves

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@dronme

Hair scarves exude a cool vintage look, and we've spotted everything from bandanas to bright printed silk scarves on fashion girls everywhere this season. Pair them with gold hoops and retro sunglasses for a striking summer aesthetic.

7. Crafty Jewelry

Artsy, fun, and colorful is the name of the game when it comes to your jewelry this summer. Let out your playful side and wear it with your bikinis, white tank tops, and camp shirts. 

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@lifeofboheme

Elevate your look—quite literally—and opt for sandals with flatform soles. Whether they're slides, espadrilles, flip-flops, or sporty sandals, you'll look altogether on-trend this summer.

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