Summer 2020 Accessories Guide
Let’s talk accessories. Summer is a fun time to experiment with new trends and styles. With comfortable clothing taking a forefront this season, a greater importance is placed on the accessories to help make outfits pop and polished. Luckily, this season has quite a few new trends to select from.
Get out your butter and jam because baguette bags are on the menu this summer. These bags come in a variety of colors, but maintain a minimalistic look with their simple rectangular shape. Go for a faux crocodile leather to be extra trendy.
Bucket bags are the new chic grab-and-go bag for any situation. These roomy bags have drawstring details that gather at the top, allowing them to easily hold all your summer essentials. What's more, they easily transfer day to night with their timeless silhouette.
Natural fibers are everywhere this summer. Whether it’s rattan, raffia, wicker, or bamboo - structured woven bags add a whimsical touch to any outfit. The best part is that natural fibers are inherently neutral, making them a versatile option for multiple looks.
All that glitters is gold. To say that gold having a moment is an understatement. It’s adorning everyone’s necks, wrists, and even ankles (yes, anklets are making a comeback this summer, too). Nail the trend with chunky gold necklace chains, herringbone chains, and sophisticated petite anklets. Layering your pieces is also very on-trend, so the more the merrier.
Hoops will continue to trend throughout the summer: big hoops, acrylic hoops, uniquely shaped hoops, and even plain gold hoops. To be fair, everyone should have a classic hoop in their arsenal, but this summer don’t be afraid to play with new twists on the original, like chained hoops or knotted hoops.
Other notable trends in the jewelry department include shell jewelry sometimes dipped in gold (we weren’t kidding when we said gold is having a moment), acrylic jewelry with bold colors, and initial or custom jewelry.
The toe silhouette of the season is a square, whether it's on sandals or mules. The 90s trend is catching steam and retailers big and small are hopping aboard. The edgy cut adds visual interest to any outfit. Again, faux crocodile leather is a frequent material of choice.
This summer you’ll be needing a slouchy soft clutch, or “cloud pouch.” Luckily you don’t need to purchase the pricy Bottega Veneta pouch to nail the look. Similar fashionable bags with soft ruching are popping up at all price ranges. Perhaps the best part about soft clutches is their comfort and versatility: they look great running errands or going out to dinner.
This summer will be a bit more colorful with hued lenses everywhere. With thicker plastic frames, lenses will feature brighter colors, like pink and blue. Fortunately, you’ll likely not misplace them because sunglass chains are trending, too. Nail the look with plastic or gold chains that make a statement.
Take your sandals up a few inches with flatforms. They pair with a sundress or casual pants perfectly, and help to elevate outfits (quite literally) while still remaining easy and comfortable.