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The Must

Dec 09, 2023Dec 09, 2023

It's Memorial Day Weekend, the sun is out, and we have officially entered summer mode when it comes to dressing. That means easier outfit formulas (think: linen sets, flowing dresses and simple T-shirts and tank tops) and more chances to let our accessories do the talking.

From standard summer accessory staples like hats and sunglasses to on-trend body chains and chokers, keep scrolling for plenty of stylish accessories that will keep you looking chic all the way through Labor Day.

Cleobella Cortez Palm Hat | $168

A straw hat is a must-have for anyone looking to spend time outside this summer (and that should be everyone). This hat from Cleobella features unique details like a scalloped brim and elegant cream ribbon that provides a touch of cottagecore whimsy while also allowing you to keep your hat affixed to your person on windy days.

ApedeMod Lemon Yellow Croc Froggy | $90

Just as our outfits get lighter in the summertime, so too should our purses. This croc-style handbag from ApedeMod is the perfect size to fit all the essentials without weighing down your shoulder, and I adore the buttery yellow hue for a cheery summer bag. Let this be the starring piece of your next brunch tablescape.

Barton Perreira Darine Oversized Sunglasses | $715

Of course everyone needs a pair of sunglasses for the summer, and these oversized 70s-inspired sunnies from Barton Perreira are optimal for summer. The white frames are great for light summer ensembles, and they are luxurious as well as lightweight.

Emi Jay Denim Darling Headband | $22

Keep your hair out of your face and stay cool when temperatures soar, all while looking fabulous, with a stylish headband. This wide-band style from Emi Jay comes in a fun denim to go with all your favorite blue jeans and give your outfit either a cool 70s-inspired rocker vibe or look like a Y2K girl.

Cult Gaia Bloom Choker | $120

Floral chokers are a major trend at the moment, but most of them are fabric. Switch things up with a metal choker for the season like this stunning gold one from Cult Gaia. It will look amazing paired with a simple strapless top or dress.

Streets Ahead Calista Belt | $265

Statement belts are a must, and this one gives me all the "coastal cowgirl" vibes. Featuring turquoise adornments and a dark silver buckle and embellishments, this belt will stand out against any pair of jeans or denim cutoffs. If you want, you can even add your own belt notch and loop around the waist over a shirt dress.

Heads Of State The Straw Teardrop | $259

For another hat style that provides optimum sun protection, this straw hat from Heads Of State features a UPF 40+ rating (that's ultraviolet protection factor, FYI). It is also made up of Toquilla Straw that was handwoven by Ecuadorian artisans and features an adjustable headband in the interior so you can get your perfect fit. Plus, you can customize your hat via an online or in person (NYC) consultation.

Aureum Natalia Luxury Gold Body Chain | $225

Dress up your next swimwear look with this gorgeous gold body chain from jewelry brand Aureum. Wear over a bralette and skirt for a fun and sultry look, or style over your favorite bikini for the ultimate in swim glam. Just be sure to apply plenty of SPF to avoid an awkward tan line!