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Summer accessories to transform your look this season

Written by Kylie Tharp

Photographed by Kylie Tharp and Clare Werner

An outfit is never complete without the perfect accessories. Many of us think through the clothing but overlook the most important part: the accessories. They complete the whole look. A few favorites to complete your summer wardrobe are the perfect pair of sunglasses, neck scarves, a good stable hat, big and fun earrings, layering necklaces, and sleek sneakers. Below are a few examples on how to style these items and where you can buy some yourself for any budget!


These are a must-have in terms of summer accessories. They are very useful to help block out the bright summer sun but also a great way to add to a look.

Inexpensive: Rounded sunglasses, American Eagle, $11.96

Mid-range: Ombré sunglasses, Topshop, $75

High end: Gucci sunglasses, Sunglass Hut $400

Sunglasses from Target


This style is definitely a blast from the past that is newly redone into a neck wear trend. This scarf in not for warmth but strictly for style.

Inexpensive: Paisley neck scarf, Urban Outfitters, $14

Mid-range: Floral neck scarf, Tory Burch, $49.99

High end: Slim neck scarf, Burberry, $120

Neck scarf from Forever 21


This accessory does double the duty. Not only is it a cute addition to an outfit, but it also can cover up a bad hair day and protect your face from the summer sun.

Inexpensive: Straw hat, H&M, $14.99

Mid-range: Denim blue bucket hat, Tommy Hilfiger, $39.50

High end: Gucci canvas baseball hat, Saks Fifth Avenue, $320-350


These are not your classic studs; a fashion staple that can completely transform a basic outfit.

Inexpensive: Yellow tassel earrings, Forever 21, $5.90

Mid-range: Stud tassel earrings, BaubleBar, $48

High end: Charmed hoop earrings, Versace, $237

Earrings from Walmart


This takes chokers to a whole new level by layering necklaces of differing lengths. These can either come in a pack, or mix and match different styles.

Inexpensive: Simple layered choker, Francesca’s, $22

Mid-range: Longer layered heart necklaces, Urban Outfitters, $88

High end: Silver shorter layered necklaces, Swarovski, $149


This footwear is comfortable yet stylish. A classic pair of sneakers can complete a outfit with little effort.

Inexpensive: Cut-out slip-on sneakers, Target, $24.99

Mid-range: Men’s “NMD_R2” sneakers, Adidas, $91

High end: Valentino sneakers, Ssense, $613

Quilted slip-on sneakers from Shoe Carnival

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