Summer is approaching, which means it’s time to break out the warm-weather wardrobe. As you’re spring-cleaning your closet and shaking off the cold, we’re here to help you get ready with the coolest 2021 trendy accessories for summer. We’ll bring you through this season’s hottest accessories that are also timeless and everlasting, so you can make an enduring investment for your wardrobe and wallet. We’re all about sustainable fashion, so we believe in scouring for current trends that will also stand the test of time.
1. Tinted sunglasses
The best part of summer is… the sun! But you need to protect your eyes and sensitive eye skin from damage with UVA/UVB protecting sunglasses. This summer, tinted sunglasses are all the rage. The slight tint helps guard against UV rays, but others can still see your eyes and face through the glasses. This trend is are probably hot right now because people are tired of covering their faces and want to show those happy, radiant eyes and smile through their glasses!
Any colored tint can work, but purple and pink are particularly trendy this season—and both purple and pink can be considered “evergreen” in feminine fashion, so they’ll be trending no matter what year it is! The best way to choose your sunglasses shade, though, is to pair the tint color with your skin tone, hair color, and eye color. If you find something that looks good on your face and it will never go out of style!
Wearing sunglasses with a mask? Learn how to keep your glasses from fogging up while wearing your face coveringhere.
2. Clay rings and earrings
A lot of people started crafting at home during the pandemic, and many even started their own small businesses or online shops for their handmade goodies. Because of this trend, we’re seeing a lot of clay accessories hit the marketplace, both in small business settings as well as designer stores.
These sort of DIY-style 2021 trendy accessories will likely stand the test of time because they hold a sort of sentimental value that a lot of women will hold dear for years to come. These clay rings and earrings may even become a reminder of the creativity and persistence of 2020 for the fashion community. Plus, they’re absolutely adorable and so easy to mix and match with other accessories!
3. Sorbet colors
Pastels “come and go,” but we see a resurgence of pastels almost every spring and summer season. That’s because these soft colors are naturally reminiscent of the gentle, fun nature of the warm weather! This summer, we’re seeing that the 2021 trendy accessories are offered in a lot of pastel sorbet colors like soft pinks, yellows, oranges, and peaches. These colors are whimsical and fun, and they’ll be able to last in your closet for years to come! Incorporate these pastel colors into your outfit however you’d like; jewelry, bags, dresses, and even shoes are all offered in gorgeous color combos to suit your style!
4. Quilted leather
Quilted leather (leather that is sewn in a diamond or square pattern to achieve a “popped” and “puffed” texture) is a staple of a lot of high-end designer brands like Chanel and Dior. As more and more people are focusing on quality, sustainable fashion, we’re seeing a surge towards this level of high-luxury fashion in everyday streetwear. Over the winter, we saw a lot of puffy quilted coats, and now we’re also seeing a lot of quilted leather in shoes and bags as we head into summer and fall. Now is the time to grab yourself some designer quilted pieces that are so chic this summer but will also continue to stay high-fashion for decades to come.
(At the time of writing this, we have a STUNNING Marc Jacobs quilted wallet in stock that I know is going to be gone in no time!)
5. Silk hair accessories
There are a lot of skin and hair benefits of silk. For example, some research shows that silk pillowcases may help reduce wrinkles, split ends, and frizz. While other fabrics might be harsh or abrasive, silk is soft and gentle on the body. It’s also a sustainable fabric and is frequently produced with fewer chemicals, making it an eco-conscious and health-friendly choice!
To help prevent hair breakage and promote sustainable fashion, a lot of women have started switching to silk hair accessories as well, like silk scrunchies and headbands. Silk adds a stunning feminine touch to the outfit while also promoting good hygiene and health for your hair!
6. Baguette bags
Baguette bags have been taking the purse world by storm, and we are here for it! Baguettes are small, rectangular bags that fall somewhere between a clutch and cross-body. They’re big enough to fit all your essentials but small enough that they don’t feel cumbersome or clunky. They feature a strap that you can wear on your shoulder or carry in your arm, so you get a chic fashionista look without having too much purse weighing you down. If you purchase a quality-made baguette, it will easily become your favorite accessory for years to come.
Fun fact about baguette bags: they were Carrie Bradshaw’s go-to purse! If you’re a Sex and the City fan, you’ll be thrilled to breakout your baguettes again this season!
Check out more about baguettes and other 2021 fashion trends we’re in love with here!
7. Hair claw clips and barrettes
We’re a huge fan of hair clips here, especially for the summer, because they pull hair up and away to show off that gorgeous face and keep you cool in the heat. In 2021, we’re seeing a huge push towards the sort of retro ‘90s style, which includes a renewal of those classic hair claw clips and barrettes we all know and love. Not sure about you, but I still have these hidden away in my drawer and use them pretty much all the time (if just at home), so I’m thrilled they’ll be making their debut again this summer!
8. Leopard print
Animal prints are, and probably always will be, trendy. Every season sees a new “trendy” animal print, but you can assume that just about every runway will show off some sort of natural and feisty print. Tiger was trendy last fall and winter, and now leopard is particularly popular for summer 2021 trendy accessories. If you were a fan of leopard print a few years ago, it’s finally on-trend to bring it back into the mix!
2021 Trendy Accessories That Probably Won’t Stand the Test of Time…
Floral bucket hats
Light floral print bucket hats are super cute and they’re everywhere this summer… but we can’t see them lasting more than a season. They’re not an all-year accessory, and bucket hats tend to be a sign of the times rather than a staple silhouette.
We’re seeing a lot of purses and totes that are in the style of basketweaves or netting. Though we love the eco-friendly look of these, they’re not the most practical when it comes to smaller items or items you may want hidden – even if you put a bag within a bag. These are probably a passing trend after this season.
White boots are going to be super trending late summer into the winter, but we don’t think they’ll stick around for too long. It’s hard enough to keep white sneakers clean, let alone white boots in the rain and snow! Still, we do love the clean and crisp look of white shoes.
What are your favorite 2021 trendy accessories that you’ll be styling this summer?