When temperatures begin to rise, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the new season—we’re dreaming of jetting off to a far-off destination, scrolling through every trend guide, and adding trendy new summer items to the wish list. I can’t tell you how often I’ve gotten caught up in the daydream of embracing an entirely new wardrobe in the summer, only for my bank account to be like, “Girl, no.” For many, splurging on a new wardrobe for the summer isn’t ideal for financial and sustainability reasons, so coming up with a way to make our closets feel brand-new is a must.
You can boil down the solution to this dilemma to one word: accessories. I can’t emphasize enough the power of investing in a few trendy accessories for the summer, as it’s the most cost-effective way to make your staples feel fresher than ever. Plus, if you’re not buying an entire new wardrobe for the season, you can invest in a few luxury items or test-drive micro-trends (it’s a win-win all around). So without further ado, ahead you’ll find 42 trendy summer accessories that will satisfy your shopping cravings and fit seamlessly into your wardrobe.