There is an art to accessorizing! Which is why I culled a list of the top accessory trends guaranteed to make you a style star. From slip-on sneakers to double-sided earrings to backpacks and beyond—there’s an accessory for every style-setter!
This athletic shoe trend is going nowhere, and we’d like to keep it that way!
New Balance Suede Nylon Sneakers ($128)
A super stylish sneaker!
These playful, colorful bracelets are the ideal addition to any arm party.
Chan Luu Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet ($50)
Try a beaded one for added flair.
Fact: an oversized necklace is a street style staple.
Marni Necklace ($670)
Just imagine the statement this necklace would make with all your ensembles!
A shoe trend your feet will love—hooray!
MSGM 20MM Brushed Wool Slip-On Sneakers ($437)
These sneakers will transition into fall quite nicely.
This hands-free bag is totally shedding it’s nerdy associations.
Clare V. Fanny Pack ($266)
This belt bag adds instant style!
You’ve got to appreciate a well-styled scarf.
Steven Alan Symbol Silk Scarf ($72)
This scarf is minty fresh!
We’re starting to wonder if these will ever go out of style.
Birkenstock Arizona Oiled Black Sandals ($120)
The sandal of the season !
Look stylish while simultaneously dancing to your favorite tunes.
Friends Layla Leather and Rose Gold-Tone Headphones ($150)
Headphones never looked so good.
You can’t do an accessory roundup without mentioning stacked rings!
Gabriela Artigas Rose Simple Band Rings ($462)
Dainty rings are the best for stacking.
Backpacks are establishing themselves as the It-bag of the season!
Mansur Gavriel Backpack ($950)
Can you say, swoon?
Shoes with socks never looked so chic.
Stance Lottie Olive Socks ($12)
J’adore polka dot socks.
This easy and stylish belt trick is definitely a fave.
Isabel Marant Barbershop Beaded Leather Belt ($490)
Printed boots look well-balanced with a white dress.
Burberry Hand-Painted Leather Ankle Boots ($1695)
Say hello to the boot you’re dying to own.
There’s something so youthful and playful about an emoji-adorned accessory!
Acne Studios Adriana Metallic Silver Sneakers ($420)
You’ll feel like the coolest girl on the block in these metallic sneakers.
Double-sided earrings add the perfect amount of polish to an outfit.
Dior Tee Shirt Earrings ($470, 310.859.4700)
Two words: must have.
Treat your look to a masculine-inspired accessory, like a black bow.
Saint Laurent Classic Lavaliere ($295)
This is just the accessory our outfit needs.
Make a statement with a pair of attention-grabbing sunglasses.
Oliver Peoples Op-4 Sunglasses ($480)
You’ll feel like a star in these sunnies.
The bigger the better, right?
Givenchy Oversized Buckle Sandals ($1095)
Buckle me beautiful.
Bucket bags are a street style mainstay!
Building Block Pail ($291)
I dare you to not fall in love with this purse.
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Check out the Summer St. Style of Women who are Doing what you Do — going to work, running errands, and partaking in some weekend fun with buddies. Now that’s inspiration you can take right to the steaming sidewalk!
She’s ready to rock in a breezy patterned dress that is feminine and fun! Keeping it monochromatic, she lets the textures of her outfit do the talking. Show off your girly charm in a cute patterned dress and add edginess with black ankle boots!
Allie rocks this casual yet chic look with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans, basic white tee, and cropped jacket. Get a pair of jeans that hugs your curves just right!
Lorraine brings some edge to her cozy, all-jersey outfit with fresh accessories. A pair of mirrored sunnies make any outfit — no matter how simple — look extra-fancy.
Buddies Olga Kavardakova and Klara Widing complement each other in soft chambray.
Taylor Bagley’s throw-on-and-go patterned dress is in a shape and style that’s a must-have this season.
This simple, all-black outfit gives Taylor a unique and edgy look. There is no need for lots of colors or accessories to be fashionable. Remember, sometimes less is more! Rock a simple black tank with a surprise in the back.
This yellow romper is loose, lightweight and totally chic. She accents the one-piece with all black accessories.
Kym Ellery keeps things in check with a scarf-print pair of pants. Simple, black pairings let those pants really shine.
Orange you glad you wore that outfit? Elizabeth looks fab in a caged-sleeve, orange top with matching flats! She styles her look with equally cool dotted distressed denim.
We’d love to look like we’re on the way to a fashion workout. Thanks for the gymspiration, Michelle Wilson.
Lola Odetola is tomboy on top, girly girl below. The key is to make sure the lines of each are pared-down and on the more structured side.
If you haven’t noticed, orange is so in style! Spark up your outfits by adding a bright statement piece such as an orange bag for a splash of color!
Take on the city streets in a must-have pair of combat boots! Just like Alex, Holly and Kyra, no matter what color you choose, you can take on the world in style. Strut your stuff in these boots!
The skort is a must have for summer! The beaded top dresses up the look, allowing her to look fierce and fabulous.
Hadar’s different hued pieces pull her look together seamlessly! Her blue pants, white tee, coral sweater, and beige scarf give her the perfect laid-back look that is right on trend! Drawstring pants are casually chic!
At a length that is just right, this dress is perfect for transitioning from the office to a night out with your girls. Get a classy black and white knit dress!
Brown wedges go with almost any outfit!
Elena Moussa introduces the “daytime robe.” Wear yours with a shorter-length dress and casual sneakers.
Printed maxi dresses are an easy way to wear something different and unique. With so many options with different patterns and colors, make sure you have a jean jacket that you can use to complete your outfits!
Keeping it simple with a black tank and brown bag, she shows that faded jean shorts aren’t going anywhere. A summer favorite, she knows how to rock it with gladiator sandals and some shades to keep her looking cool and sophisticated even in the hot summer sun.
The Suarez sisters bring boho to Brooklyn. Don’t be scared of clashing patterns, as long as you’re doing them in like, neutral hues.
Thando Hadebe shows us a great way to wear a pair of overalls …. with a printed shirt, simple sandals, and a smile.
Sometimes it’s hard to look both sexy and cute, but this outfit accomplishes just that! The chevron halter top shows her entire back, but isn’t overly sexy paired with some black shorts, a small clutch, and casual sandals.
With an oversized denim vest and slick shades, this stylish civilian knows how to keep a collared dress casual and proves denim looks good with polka dots! Mix a dotted dress with a denim vest for a grunge yet girly look.
What’s Your Summer Style?
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He’s your right-hand man, one of the most important dudes in your life, and the guy you have to thank for your infinite wisdom. So, this Father’s Day, Dad deserves a thoughtful gift that reflects the good taste he’s instilled in you. So take your pick from these stylish gifts that are sure to add some swagger to your dad’s day!
A Versatile Button-Down Shirt
A button-down shirt is a stress-free gift for Dad. Pick one out from J.Crew’s collection of classic stripes and casual plaids for him to throw on for work or weekend. Secret-wash shirt in small check, $64.50, jcrew.com
A Fancy Wallet
Though often confined to his pocket, your dad’s wallet is probably his most frequently seen accessory, so give it an upgrade. Billfold, $98, brooksbrothers.com
A great watch suits dads of every stripe, from fashion-forward to old-school. Pick a style with changeable straps so he can mix and match at his leisure. Timex for J.Crew watch, $118, jcrew.com
In the summertime, everyone has stuff to carry (sunscreen, a tablet, magazines…), so have Dad cart his loot in style with a sporty backpack. Burton Tinder backpack, $59,95 burton.com
To make his grocery lists and work to-dos a bit more special, find a journal with a monogram or fun statement, like this one. Notebook, $60, smythson.com
Update your dad’s shades in the most classic of shapes, like these aviators from Ray-Ban. He’s definitely going to need them for all the road trips this summer. Ray-Ban original aviator sunglasses, $150, eastdane.com
If you’re looking to splurge on Dad this year, consider a designer leather briefcase. This one comes in a wide selection of sizes and colors, and you can even emboss his initials on the front for an added personal touch. T. Anthony ultra-slim briefcase, $550, tanthony.com
Does your dad know how to fix everything? Then buy him the coolest pocket tool this year. With this fun gadget, maybe you won’t feel as guilty asking him to install your air conditioner for you! Leatherman 30th-anniversary Supertool 300, $100,leatherman.com
A perfectly worn-in, vintage-looking T-shirt usually takes years of wear. But you’ll find dad’s new favorite with Out of Print, a company that works with authors and publishers to feature iconic and often out-of-print book covers! Out of Print T-shirt, On the Road, $28, outofprintclothing.com
A Rope Bracelet
Once Dad gets his hands on a preppy nautical bracelet by Kiel James Patrick for Brooks Brothers, he’ll keep it on all summer. It’s cool but also classic. Kiel James Patrick for Brooks Brothers bracelets, $40 to $68,brooksbrothers.com
Father’s Day falls at the start of summer, and the season is peppered with weekend excursions and vacations. Find a carryall for those trips he’ll be taking, like this one from Everlane—it’s the perfect mix of style and utility. Weekender, $95, Everlane.com
Personalized Cuff Links
Cuff links are a great way to subtly elevate his look for the office. Whether they’re a nod to an interest or hobby or a personalized pair in sterling silver, find the perfect ones to adorn your father. Essential circle cuff links, $129, markandgraham.com
Your Father’s So Fashionable
Have A Happy Father’s Day!
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Even if you’ve waited until the last minute, you can still get a thoughtful gift for your adoring mother. Whether she’s into jewelry or needs a great summer tote, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of fashionably fantastic gifts mom is sure to love!
An everyday necklace
The simple, evocative shape of the Open Heart is a pure symbol of love that will be worn everyday. Elsa Perretti open heart pendant $200, Tiffany.com
Warby Parker isn’t just about eyeglasses—the company makes great shades too, starting at $95. Browse a website for the option you think best suits Mom (if you live in NYC, L.A., or Boston, take her into a store to pick out a pair together). Sunglasses, $95, warbyparker.com
Sporting phrases like “Leave something to the imagination” and “Eat cake for breakfast,” Kate Spade’s notebooks make ideal gifts—you can easily find one that fits your mom’s personality. Kate Spade New York, $24, shopbop.com
A lovely Tote Bag
This lovely lace tote is stylish and is big enough to hold all mom’s must-haves. The muted color and feminine pattern make it the perfect bag to be worn for errands, at the beach, to work, and everywhere. Blessing-Co lace tote, $24, Blessing-Co
Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean it’s the end of scarf weather. Give your mom a lightweight cotton or linen one in a great color or print. Scarves from Lemlem are not only bright and summery, they’re also a gift you can feel good about giving—you support the creation of handcrafted art in Ethiopia with each purchase. Lemlem Samara Scarf, $135, shoplesnouvelles.com
Pretty Perfume Set
The New York-based line of fragrances are sure to get your mom’s seal of approval: they’re light, fresh, and sophisticated. This sampler includes mini bottles of the brand’s five best-selling scents. Nest $38, Eau de Parfum Coffret
Chic Cosmetic Case
Whether your mother is a global traveler or just someone who keeps everything on her vanity, give her something to hold all her odds and ends in one place. This cute Tory Burch cosmetic case is coated in plastic, so you don’t have to worry about wear and tear. Brigette Cosmetic Case, $78, toryburch.com
A Meaningful Bracelet
For the bravest woman you know, give her something that recognizes her courage. Each Figue Brave Bracelet says “brave” in Khmer script. Sales of the bracelets help support fair-trade jobs for Cambodian women, and 10 percent of the profits is also donated to fight human trafficking. Brass Brave Bracelet, $38,
If your mom is the type to curl up every night in sweatpants and an old T-shirt, help her up the chill-out fashion ante. She’ll love this classic cotton pajama set from J.Crew—and she can even have the pocket monogrammed with her initials.Vintage Pajama Set, $95, jcrew.com
Sentimental Pillow Cover
Remind her how much you care every time she lays down. Love Pillow Cover $31.50; potterybarn.com
A Bright Wallet
This bright red Clare Vivier zip-around wallet with a blue racing stripe will certainly be easy to find in a big handbag. Bonus: It can also be carried as a French purse, out to lunch or running errands. Zip Wallet, $230, clarevivier.com
Show your Mom some Love.
Have A Very Happy Mother’s Day!
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Festival Season is here and with the right accessories, staying cool while looking hot is easier than making your way to the front of the main stage. Shop my favorite festival accessories, all under $50!
Now you can spend that extra cash on other necessities, like water and sunscreen.
River Island Classic Pastel Fabric Headband ($11) in Pastel
A floral headband is a great pop of color for those who like to keep their clothes neutral.
Forever 21 Conversation-Starting Stud Set ($5) in Gold/Silver
Mix and match these studs for awesomely adorned ears!
Free People Metallic Straw Baseball Hat ($38) in Bronze
A metallic baseball cap will ensure all eyes are on you, while protecting you from the sun’s harsh rays.
Ecote Nala Beaded Crossbody Pouch Bag($49) in Gold
Big enough to hold your essentials, but still small enough for you to forget you’re wearing a bag, this crossbody was made for festival-goers!
Asos Skinny Embroidery Western Buckle Waist Belt ($15) in Black
Western-themed accessories are always at the top of the list of festival must-haves.
Mink Pink Mirrored Sunglasses ($40) in Pink
Both pink and mirrored, these sunglasses are standouts, for sure.
Club Monaco Bonnie Bracelet ($36) in Mauve
A beaded bracelet will add a little something extra to your outfit without weighing you down.
Blessing-Co Starfish Spiral Ring ($12)
No need to worry about a manicure with this bauble, the whimsical ring doubles as nail-art.
Anthropologie Tempestad Layered Bracelet ($38) in Black Motif
This colorful bracelet brilliantly combines the illusion of stacking with the ease of a single magnetic closure.
ModCloth Black Bay Bicycle Club Belt ($20) in Black
The belt bag does double duty to keep your waist cinched while holding your must-haves!
Pendleton Oversized Towel ($48) in Coyoacan
Sit stylishly and keep your clothes dirt-free with this printed towel.
H&M Sandals ($25) in Light Brown
Your feet will thank you for these eye-catching sandals long after festival season has ended.
NastyGal Festival Water Bottle Holder ($32)
The name says it all.
Urban Outfitters Twist-Band Nubby Panama Hat ($34) in Neutral
Warm weather calls for a stylish, lightweight hat.
Dogeared Gold Lightning Earrings ($40)
These gold lightning bolt studs are understated, but do a lot for an outfit.
Have A Fabulous Festival Season!
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Here is the scoop on the coolest apparel, gadgets, accessories, and more that guys will be excited to get this Holiday!
Never afraid to experiment with his personal style, this fashion plate knows all the hidden gems worth a stop. Alexander Wang Lizard iPad Case, $239, available at Barneys New York; hello mr. Magazine, $20; A. OK Beanie, $36, available at Oak; ASSK Bisoux Sweatshirt, $125, available at V Files; Alexander McQueen Brogue Boots, $850, available at Mr. Porter.
Back To Basics
No guy likes to shop for the basics. Give his necessities a major refresh this season with sleek new accessories, funky undergarments, and maybe a cool techie find: Shinola Runwell Chrono, $750; Ernest Alexander Bedford Overnight Bag, $465; Shipley & Halmos Highland Sock, $30; Jawbone Mini Jambox, $179.99; Mack Weldon Boxer Brief, $24; Remee Sleep Mask, $95.
“Practical” doesn’t have to be “boring.” In fact, sometimes those gifts that are both useful and fun are more appreciated than ones we don’t really need: Izola Launder With Care Laundry Bag, $39; Ernest Alexander Cooper British Shave Kit Bag, $110; Coin, $55, available for pre-order; Bespoken Crewneck Sweatshirt, $360 ; Le Specs Revolution Rouge, $59.95.