Summer is the season for letting your style shine. From classic beach outfits to breezy date-night dresses, warm weather is all about easy comfort mixed with bold statements. This year, add new dimension to your favorite summertime outfits with thoughtful accessories worn in unexpected ways. Want some tips? Check out our very favorite summertime accessory ideas. LINK:
- Get a Go-Everywhere Backpack
Can’t get enough of the athleisure look? Nothing says active-meets-chic like a small but statement-making backpack. A stylish wink at a back-to-school basic, today’s grown-up backpack is youthful yet sophisticated.
We’re particularly taken by Natalie Therese’s darling cork pack
This little guy will take you everywhere, from a hike through nature to a walk in the city. And the best part about backpacks? They’re just as convenient as they look. Shop the collection here
- Top Off Your Beachwear
There’s something terribly glamorous about pairing a bathing suit with an over-sized sunhat. Like a 1940’s movie star vacationing in Cannes. There’s also something remarkably logical about it: keep your face in the in the shade so you don’t have to slather on SPF 50.
Given the fact that they’re practical and downright fabulous, there’s a surprising scarcity of stylish hats on to day’s beaches. Bring back this trend with Florabella’s Lovely Cloche hat. Handcrafted from natural fibers, it has a decidedly demure edge. See hat products here
- Stay Simple
When it comes to summer jewelry, we’re all about pieces that will make you feel like a goddess. And this year, the goddess we’re envisioning has embraced the minimalism trend. She wears a simple dress with a single, statement-making piece. Like this Israeli-made cuff from Avital Coorsh. See it here. Or this simple-as-can-be earring set from Rena Luxx. See it here). When it comes to luxurious, sustainable fashion, less is definitely more.
- Stay Close to Nature
We hope you get to spend some time in a natural area this summer. For those instances when you can’t escape, bring nature to you with accessories that showcase natural materials.
Designer Rena Luxx creates jewelry that places beautiful natural objects in the spotlight. With her pieces, something as simple as a pebble or stone is showcased alongside precious materials. Just proof that nature can be surprisingly sophisticated. See the jewelry collection here
- Get Corky
Speaking of natural materials, there’s one we can’t get enough of this summer: cork. Sustainably-sourced from cork oak trees, cork fabric makes for an eco-friendly alternative to leather. It’s durable, easy to wash and lightweight.
Right now, we’re excited to be sharing vegan products from two cork-centric designers. Natalie Therese makes simple cork bags and totes in her Massachusetts studio. Brent & Bree offer more complex products, like this laser-cut purse with intricate flower designs. Learn more about Brent & Bree with our Artisan of the Month feature, or check out all of our cork products with our Crazy for Cork collection.