Chic Accessories That Celebrate Summer

By Teresa K Traverse for Modern Muse

Bag; Gigi New York. Hat; Stetson. Shoe; Kaanas. Sunglasses; Linda Farrow X Dries Van Noten. Bracelet; Pluma. Agate Book Ends; West Elm.

This summer, accessorize your way to your breeziest, sunniest look yet. Tangerine is the perfect accent for the season, adding a bit of citrus cheer to any outfit. Try a bold bracelet to add a splash of color to any neutral colored outfit. Or carry a simple, yet striking bag to make your look more sophisticated. Here's how you can use these five accessories to make any summer look more stylish in a cinch:

Savory Sunglasses

Adding a splash of orange to your wardrobe is an easy way to spice things up with just one piece. These round, orange sunnies from Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow will protect your eyes and look chic to boot. Jackie O herself would have approved of this bold and (not to mention) bright look that would look ideal when you're laying on the beach or poolside drinking cocktails.

A Bold Bangle

This bright orange Pluma statement piece is an easy way to add a pop of color to any neutral-toned look. Plus, this bangle can make just about any outfit feel more summery. No need to buy a new frock. Or if you're feeling adventurous, mix this bangle with a bright-colored tunic or dress for an eye-catching ensemble.

The Classic Blue Bag

Who ever said the classic navy bag is boring? This square pick from Gigi New York, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, is a striking, yet understated handbag that fits all your essentials. It's compact, sleek and as perfect for a stroll on the boardwalk as it is for a night out. As summer is the most laid-back season, you'll appreciate the simplicity here.

A Slick Sun Hat

This isn't your father's fedora. Don this cream-colored Stetson hat with a black band to keep the sun off your face and casually elevate your outfit. Best of all? This classic, yet modern hat will never go out of style. The light material makes for a breezy look that will match with just about anything in your closet.

Sand-Ready Shoes

Save the steep-angled heels for fall; summer requires a more beach-compatible look. Flatforms are so in this season, and this Kaanas pair is the perfect way to complete your sunny look. These summertime kicks can take you from downtown to the pier, all while showcasing your tootsies and adding a few inches to your frame. The bright color here is a perfect reminder of all the sunny weather that's in store.