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7 Key Summer Accessory Trends

Kelly Meehan Brown Jun 30, 2023

Sun-drenched days and long evenings are finally here. Whether you’re hitting the beach, planning a picnic in the park or simply lounging in the garden with friends, putting together the ultimate outfit can help make the day that much sweeter. And what’s any outfit without the perfect summer accessories? 

From fanny packs to chain belts to statement patches, here’s a quick look at the top summer accessory trends.


1. Chain Belts

Topping the accessory trend charts this summer are gold chain belts of every kind. Jazz up any outfit with this addition; cinch-in flowy dresses, loop it through jean shorts, or even wrap it around your midriff under a crop top.


2. Coolers 

We’ve gotta eat, right? And, what better way to bring a snack with you on your summer outings than in this cute, compact bag? With an insulated interior to keep soups warm or salads cold, The Lunch Break can also double as a serving tray for a peak lunching experience on the go. It’s available in more than 20 colors, but we adore Pressed Petals since floral is always in style.


3. Zip Wallets

Be the envy of everyone in the coffee line as you whip out this baby to pay for your iced macchiato. Whether you’re card-only or still making use of paper money and coins (some people are) this Core Zip Wallet in Glowing Garden is the ideal money accessory—and it’s big enough to fit a lipgloss if you want to travel light on your summer days out. 


4. Arm Cuffs

This trend is giving serious Cleopatra vibes, and we’re here for it. Consider boldly accessorizing this summer with gold or vivid-color arm cuffs. It’s tank top season after all, and with a plethora of eye-catching choices out there, you can’t go wrong.


5. Organizers

The last thing you want to do is root around in your bag every single time you need a hair tie or hand sanitizer on the fly. Consider an in-bag organizer like this galaxy Cinch Caddy that fits easily at the top of your backpack or handbag, with a drawstring closure allowing for easy access. You’ll be the envy of all as you quickly grab your phone for that Insta pic.


6. Statement Patches

What shows off your personality better than a bag, wallet, or organizer adorned with statement patches that demos your unique aesthetic? This DIY Repair Kit is just one example of how you can personalize your go-to backpack this summer while giving it a quick fix. It’s self adhesive, making use easy, while giving your bag some personality that’ll help you stand out.


7. Scarves

It may seem counterintuitive since, hello, it’s summer—but we’re not talking about the ones that wind around your neck. No, this accessory trend is all about embellishment: think colorful scarves tied to handbags, backpacks, around your wrist bracelet-style, or even hanging from earrings. The possibilities are endless, and you’ll likely see them everywhere this season.


No matter your style, let your originality and personality shine through the summer accessories you choose. This list can serve as your starting point for a creative and fabulous hot season.