The Five Must Have Accessories To Have This Summer

When it comes to Fashion, I’m definitely an accessories type of girl. Purses, scarves, jewelry, you name it and I probably have it in my closet. I thought I would share my must-have summer staples that I feel every fashionista should have.


Glasses by A.J.Morgan


Sunglasses are diffidently a must! Not only do a good pair of sunglasses protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays they look awesome on your face. My favorite sunglasses are the hundred dollar ones, Actually, my favorite brand this season for sunglasses is AJ Morgan. I just love the colors, shapes, and sizes of their glasses and the glasses are totally affordable they won’t put a huge dent in my pocketbook.


Hat by ASOS

2. Hats 

I love hats, they are so fun to play around with! They are a lifesaver when you have a bad hair day, not to mention they cool protect you from the scorching sun. There are so many different types of hats to choose from.  I  especially love the drama of a wide brim hat. They always remind me of the fashions from one of my favorite fashion eras of the 1950’s and the days of Marilyn Monroe or Jayne Mansfield.  


Scarf by a_littlething on eBay.


There is a joke around my house there isn’t a scarf I see that I don’t instantly love. I especially love the long thin ones that I can wrap my hair up in summer days. However, if you don’t like a good headscarf, then you should think about wearing one around your neck. A scarf can add a bit of pizazz to an otherwise dull outfit and accessible to every price range.

Sandals Wedges

Sandals by Craft and Barrow via Kohls


Wearing sandals are always fun and stylish. In my neck of the woods, the climate is so warm that I can wear sandals all year around. And there is so much variety. From your basic flip flops or high-heeled sandals, or ankle boot hybrids there’s just so much to choose from. And just like Scarves, depending on the sandal you can wear them at day or night.


Umbrella by Leegoal via Amazon


Okay, you are probably thinking that I’m crazy, but just hear me out! Umbrellas are a total necessity in the summertime. You never know when you get caught up in an unexpected summer storm. A  good umbrella will keep you nice and cool on a sunny day and if you are clever fashionista you can accessorize it flawlessly with your outfit.

Those are my must five accessories of the summer.  What are your favorite accessories to wear during the summer? Let me know down in the comments! And if you love this post, please check me out on my blog ‘Dress Them Up‘ and hit me up on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.



    • Gigi Kiersten says

      I love a good sunglasses, and I almost never leave the house without a pair stashed in my huge purse.

  1. momchakra says

    Great tips! I live in Mumbai where summers are TERRIBLE. I use these accessories throughout the year (no winters here).

    That umbrella though….

    • Gigi Kiersten says

      Yeah, I heard the summers were terrible in your neck of the woods. The umbrella though has been scientifically proven to cool you down at least 10 degrees or more. And especially in hot a climate, every degree counts. And if you are uncomfortable walking around with an umbrella, I would suggest just leaving it in the car or take one those portable foldable umbrellas you can stash in your purse. Better safe, than sorry I always say!

      • Gigi Kiersten says

        Yes, it really does. I live in South Texas, and the weather changes a lot from day to day. So even you don’t walk with an umbrella, I always suggest to at least one in the car if you can.

    • Gigi Kiersten says

      Thank you for commenting!I can see that you might think it’s weird, but it’s scientifically proven that an umbrella can cool you down 10-20 degrees. I live down in South Texas where this summer we are constantly hitting the 100-degree mark. I also don’t have a car, and I tend to walk a lot. So for me, an umbrella is totally necessary from my point of view.

    • Gigi Kiersten says

      Thank you! I had a blast writing this post. I love a good pair of sunglasses and I almost never leave the house without them on.

  2. says

    Great post! I love the idea of the umbrella, but id be a little embarrassed walking around with it, especially where i live! But id love to give it a try because it keeps us in the shade, and i love the umbrella in the pic you have shown its so pretty!

  3. says

    Ok, let me just say. That umbrella in the picture is gorgeous! It is always smart to have an umbrella. In Canada we seem to get a new storm every other day!

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