Casual Summer Fashion Accessories

Casual accessories are invaluable in any wardrobe. Here are some to keep in mind as summer rolls around.

With each season comes its own set of trends, styles and accessories and summer is no exception. This season is all about the heat and trying to beat it so light accessories are your best bet when it comes to accenting your summer season outfits and ensembles. Lighter colors, fabrics and materials work best this time of year so it is in your power to use them to your advantage.

There are certain colors that work best in summer. Bright shades, whether they are neons or pastels, primary colors or other bold tones, work best this time of year. They accent the heat well and mirror nature also. Everything is full and in bloom so why not use your environment to inspire your outfits? Lighter neutrals are also best as opposed to navy blues and blacks. While they are appropriate all year round, these lighter colors are more common and complement the season better as well. White, beige, and khaki are great to use, even taupe, cream and light heather grey are good as well.

Light patterns are also totally in. Think earth toned floral prints, or even neon floral prints, and festive paisleys or geometric patterns. These prints are not just available in clothing, but are totally useful to have in your arsenal of accessories, too. Shoes, light weight scarves, vests, light jackets or sweaters, printed bangles or bib necklaces, handbags from hobos to backpacks or totes to clutches, you can mix and match any of these seasonally appropriate patterns. Create outfits that use some of the colors featured in your accessory of choice to help tie an outfit or look together. Alternatively, you can use these items to brighten up and add some oomph to more basic outfits.

Big floppy straw sun hats, straw fedoras and panama hats are in this season. Not only do these pieces add character to any summer look, but they add a bit of a beachy, resort feel to any outfit as well as keep the sun out of your eyes and protect your scalp from sunburn. Whether you choose just one hat, or have several in your wardrobe, these can be easily mixed and matched with outfits. A basic t-shirt and shorts, a sundress, denim cut offs and a light flannel shirt, swimsuits and coverups all go with hats. Choose one with a bold pattern or design and another with a neutral or basic design in order to have one for any occasion.

Find great accessories for summer at Chicastic.

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