4 Accessories to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe

Summer is all about dressing to feel as cool as you look—and that includes your accessories! It’s about versatility, whether that’s keeping you hydrated, protected from the sun or in style with the latest trends. Most importantly you want to be comfortable, as those hot summer days can get sweltering. You want your wardrobe to cool you down, not heat you up!

This season, there are plenty of fun accessories to add to your 2024 summer wardrobe. From funky eyewear and shoes to stylish reusable cups to match your outfit, there are so many ways to keep your wardrobe looking fresh and fun. These are just some of the must-have summer accessories to help you stay cool in the summer sun.

1. Throw on Some Shades

Throw on Some Shades

Summertime means more time spent outdoors soaking up the sun. However, it’s important to stay sun smart, and protect your eyes with some funky UV or polarised sunglasses. Shades also help protect your eyes from dust and dirt, as well as help you look cool too. Who doesn’t love functional fashion?

In 2024, retro tinted, cat eye and sports sunglasses are all making a comeback in a big way. Adding a sleek black pair of shades or a fun, retro-inspired pair of sunglasses in pastel will help you stay on trend and protect your peepers. The best part is, all of 2024’s trending sunglasses give plenty of coverage so you get added protection.

2. Pick a Stylish Water Bottle

Pick a Stylish Water Bottle

#WaterTok made a splash on social media in a big way in 2023 and the trend of stylish reusable bottles is staying put, which is great for the planet, your health and your wardrobe. Being properly hydrated in the warmer months is a great way to help regulate body temperature, helping you stay cooler with every sip of delicious H2O. You’ll see everyone sporting sleek, stylish drink bottles wherever they go, in the car, at work and even just around the house.

Your water bottle isn’t just important for keeping you hydrated, it can elevate your outfit too. Finding a unique, stylish water bottle is not hard to do these days, and there are so many colours, designs and styles to suit every outfit. Plus, there are so many sizes that there’s a reusable bottle to keep you hydrated all day long—no matter your plans.

3. Step Into Summer with The Right Shoes

Step Into Summer with The Right Shoes

Shoes can make or break an outfit. In 2024, comfort is key to choosing the right shoes whether you’re hitting the pub with friends, heading to work or trekking around Europe to enjoy some international sun.

Peep toes, platforms, chunky sandals, ballet flats and kitten heels are all expected to be seen this summer. If the runways were anything to go by, there will be lots of neons and bold colours, with shoes being a statement piece all on their own. If you really want to step up your outfit game, try a metallic or satin shoe to add some texture and contrast to your look.

When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a white chunky trainer. They’re always in style, comfy and can take you from day to night. Just remember to give your white shoelaces a wash every now and then to stay looking sleek and fresh.

4. The Bucket Hat Is Back!

The Bucket Hat Is Back!

Yes, the bucket hat is back in a big way, but not like you may think. Summer 2024 will see more people stepping out in bucket hats, including crocheted, denim and Jacquard styles. It’s not only a stylish trend, but a sun-safe one too. Bucket hats are great at protecting the eyes from the sun, so are a solid accessory to add anytime you step outside.

Everyone must be eager for a holiday, as straw fedoras are also making a comeback this season, as are wide-brim raffia hats. For the low-maintenance fashionistas, you also can’t go wrong with a minimalist baseball cap this season. Pair with some chunky shoes and big blacked-out sunglasses and you’ll feel like you’re walking a runway instead of a pavement.

Remember, fashion should be fun, but it can also be eco-conscious and functional too. Summer accessories can be a quick way to add style and personality to any outfit, wherever you’re off for the day (or night). So, grab your hat, chunky sandals, shades and a beautiful reusable drink bottle to tackle your day!

Zoe Scott

Zoe Scott, holding a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University, has been a wellness and self-care advocate for 18 years. Zoe Scott has spent years in wellness and self-care as a therapist before transitioning to wellness writing in 2019. Her background includes wellness coaching and holistic health writing. Zoe became a part of our editorial team as a freelancer in 2020, focusing on empowering readers towards healthier lifestyles. She practices meditation daily and is a certified yoga instructor.

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