5 Must-Have Summer Accessories to Add to Cart Now

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Words by Emma Tiernan
May 1st, 2018

This season’s accessories are all about taking inspiration from different eras from the Jane Birkin basket bag of the ’60s and ’70s to the micro sunglasses of the ’90s. A break from the maximalism we have seen over the course of the past few seasons, this year’s trends take a minimalist approach that is anything but boring. Take a look at five of the top accessories you should be toting below.

Basket Bags

Basket bags are back for the third season as the most coveted summer bag and rightly so, as there’s no other accessory that evokes the feeling of summer quite as well as they do. Perfect for taking with you on all your adventures this season, and not to mention highly Instagrammable!

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Micro Sunglasses

Paying homage to the ’90s, micro sunglasses are back in full force this season. It used to be that you would try to hide behind sunglasses so big that they eclipsed your entire face but now it is all about rocking seriously microscopic sunnies, preferably perched on the end of your nose. They may not be practical but they are definitely on trend.

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Abstract Heels

Even if the chunky sneaker trend isn’t for you, you can still play around and have a little fun with your footwear this season as we’ve been seeing a different, more avant-garde take on the traditional heels with architectural structures coming into play. These are definitely the type of shoes to plan an outfit around.

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Belt Bags

Another trend from an era gone by is the bum bag, or belt bags as they have more been aptly named. This season they have gotten a stylish revival from brands such as Gucci, Fenty and Valentino. Expect to see belt bags reigning supreme this festival season; love them or loathe them you cannot deny that they are practical.

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Net Bags

Net bags are the perfect minimalistic summer tote; once simply used for carrying groceries now set to be one of the biggest trends of the season. The good news about this particular trend is that it won’t hurt your bank balance with stores like Bershka selling a variety of colours for as little as €6.99. Plus, one of these takes up very little space so it can easily be shoved into an already overflowing suitcase for summer trips. It’s a win-win all round!

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