1: Beaded Bracelets, J. Crew Factory. 2: Earrings, Francesca’s. 3: Beaded Necklace, J. Crew Factory. 4: Layered Chain Necklace, H&M. 5: Ray-Bans, Sunglass Hut. 6: Fur Slides, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse. 7: Pearl Choker, Ann Taylor Factory. 8: Mini Purse, Coach Outlet.
If your outfit is the ice cream, then accessories are the cherry on top. The sprinkles, the hot fudge drizzle, the toppings that turn something plain into a delicious masterpiece. If you like to play it safe when it comes to your #ootd (and your ice cream flavors), accessories are your chance to have fun and experiment with the latest trends without investing too much $$$ or closet space. Spring + summer’s must-have accessories include bold, colorful pieces, classic gems, and unexpected footwear to name a few. Want to know which accessory trends are in the limelight this season? Check out our top 8 trends below + style tips on how to rock them!
1. Colorful Beads
Colorful beads have returned to the scene and no, we are not talking about the bracelets you made at sleepovers. Beaded chokers, multi-layer necklaces, bracelets and statement earrings in tropical, vibrant hues are an easy way to take your spring + summer ootd to the next level. Beachy, bohemian, and brunch ready!
2. Statement Earrings
Branch out from your classic studs and turn heads with a pair of statement earrings! Expect to see crushed metal, super-sized hoops, and drop earrings everywhere this season. The goal? Earrings big, bold, and colorful enough to see from outer space (or on that next Zoom meeting ). Statement earrings are an easy way to have some fun with your look, especially if you’re still dipping your toes into the accessory game.
Layer, layer, layer. While we’re all for rocking a statement pendant solo, the layered necklace trend is having a moment. Layering your necklaces is an instant way to create a fresh and new look. Mix and match different lengths, sizes and textures for a style that’s all your own. Pair shorter, dainty chains with thicker styles. Add a short, beaded necklace to the mix for a bohemian vibe or a strand of pearls *cough cough…accessory #8 * for extra detail. No matter how you choose to rock this look, you really can’t go wrong!
4. Chunky Chains
The most versatile look of the season award goes to chains. From chunky chokers and bracelets to earrings and purse straps, bold links are commanding the spotlight and we’re okay with it. Chunky chains instantly elevate any look and can be styled with almost anything. Throw on a chain necklace with a floral blouse or dress for some edge, add some fresh fun to your go-to jeans with a chunky chain belt, or keep it simple with chain-link, long earrings.
Ring ring, the 90’s are calling! The retro, geometry-inspired shades are making a comeback this season and math has never looked so good. Protect your eyes from the rays and elevate your look with a pair of square-shaped rims with colorful lenses in shades like lilac, pink, and blue. Despite the tinted lenses, these cool sunnies will go with everything in your closet and every situation; from the pool to the farmer’s market to lunch and BBQ’s. Prepare to fall in love and never take them off.
6. Fur Slides
Say ‘see ya later’ to your boots with the fur and hello to slides with the fur. Yes, the slippers you know and love are now acceptable to wear past the mailbox of your house and into the world. Fur slides, the it shoe of the ‘gram this season, are youthful, comfortable, and an easy way to take your tee and jeans to the next trend level. From pastel hues and animal print to rainbow shag and beyond, the options for happy feet are endless.
Nothing commands respect more than a lady in pearls. In a sea of ever-changing trends, the classic pearl has stood the test of time, and this season proves it’s not just for royalty. Channel your inner Coco Chanel, Michelle Obama, or Audrey Hepburn with a single strand pearl necklace to achieve a look that’s elegant + chic. Layer pearls with chains to add a feminine touch to an edgy ensemble. Remember, pearls aren’t just for the neck! Rock the trend with pearl barrettes, pearl drop earrings, charm bracelets, or opt for the simple but always classic pearl studs.
8. Miniature Bags
When your oversized bag is one part pharmacy, one part makeup drawer, and all in all an endless hole of wrappers, receipts, pennies, and pockets – finding your phone is basically a sweat session at the gym. Finding your card at the checkout counter should be considered an Olympic sport. In walks the hero of the season: mini phone bags, AKA a fuss-free purse created for our extra limb, lifeline and the number one accessory of the 21st century. A cute crossbody or waist bag keeps your hands free for convenience and your essentials close. Talk about a win-win.
Whether you like to keep it simple and traditional, or you can’t get enough arm candy and bling, Legends Outlets has everything you need to incorporate the must-have spring + summer accessory into your collection.