With summer approaching more quickly than we realize, it’s time to accept the fact that we might need some cute new summer accessories. Because I always like to know what’s trending ahead of time, I talked to fashion experts from Free People and Zara about what accessories are trending for summer 2019—and I’m super excited about it. Accessories are such a fun and easy way to keep trendy, and summer 2019 trends are already available in droves.
There are so many on-trend ways to rock your sunnies, bags and even hair accessories this summer, so let’s get to it. The best part about accessories is that it’s less commitment than creating an entirely on-trend outfit—especially if you don’t have the funds to buy an entirely new wardrobe each season. So consider this your excuse to treat yourself on some fun summer 2019 accessories. You’ll stay on-trend without breaking the bank.
This isn’t your grandma’s pearl collection, y’all. Pearls are being used in myriad cute and stylish ways this summer. From fresh takes on pearl jewelry to pearl hair accessories and even sunnies, the stereotypically preppy pearl is getting re-imagined. A Free People Representative suggests trying mixing hard metals and pearls for an extra on-trend look this summer.
Altaira Sterling Pearl Ring, $170 at Free People
The claw details on this pearl ring give it a cool twist.
8 Other Reasons Lindsay Pearl Hair Pin Set, $44 at Urban Outfitters
Hair accessories are having a major moment in 2019, so it only makes sense to pair them with on-trend pearls.
Gabriella Pearl Sunglasses, $25 at Free People
What’s summer without some on-trend sunnies? These sunglasses are a super accessible way to try the summer 2019 pearl trend.
It feels like I’m back at camp with this summer 2019 anklet trend. Draw attention to your tan ankles or cute summer sandals with an equally adorable anklet, slated to be big this summer, according to a Free People Representative. They’re available in so many different styles—on-trend shells, delicate gold and silver, crystals—you name it. If it can be turned into an anklet, you’ll probably be able to find it this summer.
Valley Crystal Anklet, $20 at Free People
An on-trend way to keep a crystal on you at all times.
Chain Link Anklet, $9.50 at ASOS
I love how simple yet detailed this cute anklet is. Such an easy way to try this trend.
Shells Layer Anklet, $20 at Free People
ICYMI: Shells are everywhere right now. And, of course, they’re perfect on an anklet.
3. Sunglasses Chains
TBH, the only place I’d ever seen glasses chains before now was on TV when a librarian was on screen. But, according to a Free People Representative, they’re on-trend and cooler than ever for summer 2019. Sunglasses chains are the perfect quirky accessory for all your cute summer sunnies. Plus, if you’re always losing your glasses, this is an on-trend way to keep them close to you at all times.
Beaded Sunnies Chain, $24 at Free People
This is definitely not your local librarian’s glasses chain.
Icon Sunglasses Chain, $18 at Urban Outfitters
OK, how cute are the little stars?
Point Break Sunnies Chain, $28 at Free People
This sunglasses chain gives off all the beach-y vibes.
4. Market Bags & Shoppers
While the straw bag will always be one of my favorite summer accessories, it’s always nice to try something new. Market bags and shoppers in fun fabrics or macrame are going to be seen everywhere this summer, according to a Free People Representative. So do yourself a favor and try a cute market bag for the hot months. Not only are they on-trend and super chic, but they can hold everything your heart desires—plus some groceries or fresh flowers!
XXL Denim Shopper, $89.90 at Zara
This oversized tote is the perfect on-trend way to carry everything you need—and more.
My Accessories London Crochet Woven Shopper, $29 at ASOS
Perfect for a beach vacation or just a quick shopping trip.
Farmers Market Tote, $58 at Free People
This cute market bag also features a little bit of on-trend neon.
5. Neon Accessories
Surprise, surprise: Neon is here to stay for summer 2019. As one of the biggest spring 2019 trends, neon is seeping into summer as well—both Zara and Free People agree. Stay on-trend with some cute neon bags, sunnies, etc. They’ll add a fun pop of color to any summer outfit, plus you’ll always be able to find your neon accessories—they’re so fun and bright! Try the trend with also on-trend belt bags (fanny packs, let’s be real) or fun summer sunglasses.
Fluorescent Animal Print Crossbody, $29.90 at Zara
Snake print is also really big for summer 2019, y’all.
Chimi Neon Rectangle Sunglasses, $149 at Urban Outfitters
Not only are these sunnies in on-trend neon, but they just kind of feel like summer. Know what I mean?
Zip Top Clutch, $16 at ASOS
This clutch is such an easy and fun way to try out the neon trend this summer.
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