Wide-brimmed hat. For summer, there is no better or more practical accessory than a wide-brimmed hat. In any color, material or pattern, the wide-brimmed hat’s sophisticated, flopping edges will compliment any face shape, while also functionally shielding your face and neck from the sun. It will look cool, and the shade it provides will keep you cool as well. Especially after Prince William of England’s royal wedding in late spring, the hat trend is more fashionable than ever, and certainly a fashion design school favorite.
Bright-colored bag. When it comes to summer fashion, it’s nice to match the bright intensity of the sunshine by adding intense splashes of color into your wardrobe. A purse, backpack or bag is the perfect way to add some bright hues to your summer ensembles. Specifically hot colors are electric blue, orange, coral and magenta reddish-pink tones. Whether you’re headed out to the beach with a tote bag, or out on the town with a clutch, pick one in a flashy fluorescent color to spice up your look.
Chain-wallets. Once again, a great summer trend like the chain wallet serves both a fashion purpose and a functional one. A wallet attached to stylish, metal-chain links will look fly hanging out of your pocket as you walk, run, or bike the streets during the summer. Additionally, it will keep your wallet physically attached to your belt or pants so that it won’t fall out of your pocket, or be snatched up during your myriad of summer activity.
Silk headscarves. The silk headscarf is an especially good accessory for daytime outings in the sunshine. This look is classy, sophisticated and ladylike, reminiscent of style icon first lady, Jackie Kennedy from the 1960’s. Wear a headscarf with a pencil skirt and short-sleeved blouse for a feminine, daytime summer look.