Amp Up Your Outfits with These 13 Chic Summer Accessories!

Chic Summer Accessories

What’s the weather like where you live? Whether you’re already experiencing warm summer temps or just now experiencing the cool breezes of spring, you might be feeling that itch to pull out your chic summer accessories. Accessories are such an easy and affordable way to change up your wardrobe each season and Erin found a few for this year that are SO good! If you’re ready for summer, planning a vacation, or just need to amp up your outfits, these THIRTEEN summer accessories can help…

Looking for more summer must-haves? Check out our posts on the best white tops, swimsuits, and denim shorts next!

Chic Summer Accessories

Summer Shoes

Sam Edelman Scallop Platforms

How fabulous are these platforms by Sam Edelman?? These will bring any of your spring and summer outfits up a notch and you can wear them with everything from cute sets to denim to dresses! They have a pretty scallop trim detail and ankle strap, and beachy raffia material that makes them just feel like summer. They have a 5.5” block heel and ~2” platform, which makes them feel like you’re only wearing 3.5” heels. They’re very comfortable (for heels) and the platform and block heel make them pretty manageable to walk in. They run true to size.

If you’re interested, see how Erin styled these platforms multiple ways in this post!

Gold Sam Edelman Sandals

Gold Sam Edelman Sandals

These sandals may look familiar and that’s because Erin has owned them for multiple years and loves them…they’re just that good! If you’re headed on a vacation and need a pair of cute flats to wear around the pool, resort, beach, etc, these are a great option. Or if you’re looking for a pair of flats to wear with everything from dresses to jeans this summer, these are SO versatile and can do the job. They’re affordable, comfortable, and come in a bunch of colors. The double strap also makes your foot feel secure, so you don’t have to worry about slipping around or your toes sliding through the front of them. They run true to size.

See by Chloe Espadrilles

See by Chloe Espadrilles

Erin loves See by Chloe espadrilles and has them in multiple colors, styles, and heel heights. This pair is a classic, platform espadrille style in a gorgeous metallic gold. They’re comfortable (for heels), easy to walk in because of the platform, and have an easy buckle for quickly getting them on/off. Erin has styled these with dresses, jeans, shorts, and skirts so the possibilities are endless. They’re a little pricey, so if you want a more affordable option, check out these.

Me+Em Pearl Detail Slingbacks

Me+Em Pearl Detail Slingbacks

Next up is this super chic pair of pearl-detail kitten-heel slingbacks. These sandals are that perfect combination of elevated and casual so you can dress them up or down. Erin loves the oversized pearl details that add a touch of femininity to any look. The straps are elastic and the slingback has an adjustable buckle for added comfort and the perfect fit. The block heel is less than two inches, making these very manageable and easy to walk in…YAY! You can style them with dresses, denim, skirts, and pants this spring and summer too. They run true to size. They’re a little pricey, so if you want a more affordable option, check out these.

See how Erin styled these shoes with a gorgeous maxi dress in this post.

Malone Souliers Pumps

Malone Souliers Pumps

If you’re looking to add a pair of summer shoes to your wardrobe that can function for everything from work to date night to weddings and beyond…these are the shoes for you! Erin’s wearing a pair of gorgeous mules by Malone Souliers. This brand is known for the chic, strappy details you see on these pumps. We love the gorgeous tan color, the flattering pointed-toe, and the manageable 3.25” heel. These heels are sleek, modern, and sophisticated, and would be a great addition to any wardrobe. But they’re pretty pricey so we linked a similar option for less here.

Cult Gaia Clutch | Chic Summer Accessories

Summer Handbags

Cult Gaia Clutch

Now for some fun summer handbags! This Cult Gaia clutch is perfect for events, weddings, date nights, etc. this summer. It has a fun raffia fabric that just screams summer and we love the sculptural baubles around the outside that make it feel unique and special. It’s on the smaller side but you can still fit the essentials…phone, small wallet, keys, and lipstick. If you like the look but not the price tag, this bag is about the same size, will give you a similar look, and is only $88.

Chic Summer Accessories Staud Beaded Bag

Staud Beaded Bag

This Staud bag is a wildcard but such a fun addition to your summer accessories collection! We love the intricate green and white beading. Staud is known for its funky, cool beading but this one is a bit more subtle, which makes it more wearable. Erin has styled it with a green printed dress in the same hue and a pair of denim shorts and a white top (above). You really can wear this bag dressed up or casually.

Loewe Raffia Basket Bag

Loewe Raffia Basket Bag

If you’re looking for a bag that works for everything from the beach to running errands to a casual lunch, we’ve found it! This raffia basket bag by Loewe is such a nice size, we love the leather details, the shape is really cool and modern, and the way the material is woven is so unique. It’s a splurge but we found one that’s similar for a fraction of the price here.

Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag

Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag

This is another beautiful, splurge-worthy bag that Erin has owned for years. You may think there’s no way you could carry a white handbag, but this one has held up so nicely! Erin carried it nonstop during her cross-country road trip with her family and while they lived in Spain, and you can’t tell. We love the chunky gold chain, the quilted, padded material, and the sleek silhouette. The size is nice and holds the essentials and more. If you’re looking for something a little more budget-friendly, check out this bag.

If you’re interested, read the full, honest review of this bag here.

White Dior Sunglasses | Chic Summer Accessories

Summer Sunglasses

White Dior Sunglasses

A pair of white sunglasses for summer is a must-have! They add some pop to a look and a little bit of drama. Erin’s wearing a pair of glam Dior cat-eye sunnies in the photo above. But there are SO many affordable options out there to choose from, like this pair we found for only $6!

Chic Summer Accessories

White Isabel Marant Aviator Sunglasses

If cat-eye sunglasses aren’t your style, consider aviators like this pair by Isabel Marant. We love the white for summer and the more retro vibe of this pair. Aviators are a bit sportier and adding these to your looks will make you feel casually cool and confident. If you love the look but not the price tag, try this pair to get a similar look.

Sunhat Chic Summer Accessories


Another way to amp up your summer outfits is with a straw hat. Adding a hat to any look instantly elevates it…Erin likes to call this the Hat Effect! The exact hat Erin’s wearing is sold out but we linked a similar option. It has a floppy brim for ideal sun protection when you’re on vacation or outside at all this summer. If you’re looking for a hat that’s a little more streamlined, Erin also loves this one by Brixton.

Looking for tips on how to wear hats without looking like you’re trying to hard? Check out this post next.

Summer Belt

Summer Belts

Anine Bing Brown Belt

If you don’t already have a brown belt in your closet, this suede Anine Bing belt is a great option. The width is nice, the buckle isn’t too overpowering, and the color is the perfect neutral. You may think suede doesn’t work for spring/summer, but the lighter color of this belt makes it work. Plus, it’s SO versatile…Erin’s already worn it with pants, denim shorts, jeans, and with a skirt and top. This is a super high-quality and well-made belt but if you’re looking for something more affordable, this belt is another great option.

Ferragamo White Belt | Chic Summer Accessories

Ferragamo White Belt

Already have your brown and black belts covered? Consider adding a white or light neutral-colored belt. This Ferragamo belt is reversible so you get two-in-one and we love the creamy neutral-colored side for spring. But if you want to try out a white belt for summer at a more attainable price point, this one is nice too.

What summer accessories will you be adding to your closet this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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3 thoughts on “Amp Up Your Outfits with These 13 Chic Summer Accessories!

  1. Even though I may want to baby, I love the clothes of summer. I love the sandals, the beautiful colors of the flowing dresses that catch the breeze. Thank you so much. I hope you’re having a great day and an awesome weekend.!

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