Words by Alba Tarragó
August 1st, 2017
If there was ever a reason for us to consider winter to be better than summer it would have everything to do with layering. The endless possibilities of outfit combinations make dressing for the cooler months that much easier and while we love summer, we must admit that sometimes it can be more difficult to put together an Insta-worthy outfit of the day when the temperature is rising.
But that’s where accessories step up. Even the simplest of outfits can be elevated with the right belt or statement earrings. Discover the season’s must-have accessories that will transform your summer outfit from boring to moreish below.
We tend to forget too often about the power of earrings. By far the greatest accessory trend this season, the bigger and louder the pair the better. Opt for larger than life hoops, vibrant tassels and asymmetric styles. While our go-to for these sort of earrings is normally Mango, & Other Stories‘ range of jewellery is heating up with geometric styles you’ll love.
Whether corseted or belted, the emphasis is on the waist for SS17 so it’s time to buckle up with the latest offering of belts. Style yours over the season’s oversized shirts and boxy tees or add extra dimension to your denim mini skirt. From logo emblazoned buckles and lace-up corsets to belt bags, this trend is a cinch.
Is there anything that says summer more than a straw (or raffia) tote? The must-have bag for SS17 has us permanently in holiday mode, brightening up any and every outfit. Combine your summer nights with this straw clutch from Joy the Store or get ready for the beach with the pompom straw tote by Topshop.
It’s the best solution for a bad hair; wrap a headband around and no one will ever know you’re on day four of ‘second-day hair’ or that your roots have reached new lows. Plus, it’s also the perfect styling trick for those days when you just need to keep your hair back and not have it hanging over your face. But a headband doesn’t have to be restrained to your head. Wrap it around your neck and you’ve got an ultra chic neck scarf to keep you cool.
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