4 Style Essentials for a Flawless Summer

Summer is well and truly here! Time to enjoy a lazy morning stroll, a trip to the beach, or a friendly catch up with an old friend at your local coffee shop. 

It’s also time for a style revamp! Your winter colours are tired and worn out. Reinvigorate your daily vibe with these exciting new summer accessory tips.

1. Swap the Purse for a Backpack

Your daily tote carries everything you need for the day: wallet, makeup, car keys, even sometimes a change of clothes. This season, turn in last seasons handbag for a vibrant new backpack. Backpacks make adventuring easy and are less cumbersome to haul around on impromptu walks in the park or last minute gatherings.

These summer-fashion must-haves come in a variety of exciting designs and colour pallets. They can look just as sleek & upscale as your designer bag, or be as functional as your trusty hiking backpack. Choose the bag you want to match your summer plans!

2. Treat Your Phone to a Case Makeover

Your phone goes with you everywhere, but it rarely gets a makeover. Check out your new summer look and start the search for a custom case to match! There is a case for every type of phone.

While designs come and go, some classics stay year round! Some of the more popular style choices this summer include:

  • Marble finish: For an artsy, professional gleam
  • Pastel matte: For a clean, breezy look
  • Florals: So you can always feel like you’re on a picnic in the park
  • Shimmery flaked clear cases: For a night out you’ll  never forget

It’s easy to shop iPhone cases online or in any store. Search for a new sunny style that goes with your personality!

3. It’s All in the Eyes

The summer sun is out, and it’s time to suit up. Get your eyes protected from those pesky UV rays with a pair of gleaming summer sunglasses. The styles are infinite – you have the perfect selection to choose from for the beach, your commute to work, and even for reading a book out in the sun.

Try the popular brow bar glasses, or a retro throwback to the cat eye style. Many this summer are loving the hipster keyhole bridge design, but you can always count on a classic aviator throwback to bring you cool summer vibes.

Try a custom lens for better protection against the sun, or even transition lenses to take your regular glasses from indoor to outdoor. Customize your eyewear so that you can enjoy that summer sun however you choose.

4. Stunning Summer Sandals

Arguably the biggest summer style must-have is a trusty sandal. Trade in your winter boots and spring tennis shoes for a stylish sandal! Whether you opt for a funky spin on the traditional flip flop, or a comfy chaco, your sandals are what will carry you from adventure to adventure.

Be sure to pick a style of shoe that works well with your summer plans. If you are planning an upscale outdoor brunch with friends from work, try a more stylish peep toe wedge rendition of the sandal. For casual beach days turned bike rides, a more sturdy shoe like the chaco or birkenstock is the way to go.

Style Your Summer, Support Small Businesses:

Updating your accessories is step one towards ensuring the ideal summer wardrobe. Shop locally or online boutiques for these sunny essentials. You’ll feel ready to take on the world with your revamped bag, phone, sunglasses, and footwear. 

See where your style takes you with any of these new summer accessories!

Meredith Lepore

Meredith is the former editor in chief of the women's career site, The Grindstone. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire @ Work, The Jane Dough, DailyWorth, SheKnows.com, Business Insider and Learnvest. She earned her Masters in Magazine, Newspaper and Online journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Meredith resides in New York full time and enjoys reading, jogging, SoulCycle and playing with her small dog, Otis.