Cool Summer Accessories for Hot Days

Dog and woman wearing cool summer accessories

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer, so you’ve likely already picked your swimsuits and cover-ups. But what about the summer accessories like shoes, sun hats, bags, and sunglasses?  We have some fun in the sun pieces that are both stylish and practical, with a dash of dazzle!

Right now, fashion is definitely not one size fits all; there seems to be a style and pattern for everyone, and that trend has leaked over into our swimwear and summer accessories. Styles of swimwear vary from solid prints to one-shoulder eclectic pieces, and bright, fun colors are definitely in style. On the contrary, in just about every category, you can find multi-shades of calm neutral, where nothing needs to match, but it all still works.

If classic chic is more your thing, there is plenty to please. Since styles are harkening back to modern design, the lines are impeccably clean. Keep your swimsuit to a neutral, but add that pop of color with your sunglasses, shoes, and bag selections.

If you aren’t sure what to pick (the options are endless!), maybe our list of favorite Summer accessories will help guide you.


Waterproof and sand friendly, or a carry-on tote? Our options will fit the bill for just about any occasion. 

Talbots Rope Handle Tote BagTalbots Rope Handle Tote Bag, $109

BTB Los Angeles Sandy Beach Woven ToteBTB Los Angeles Sandy Beach Woven Tote, $194

Free People Lalo The Shop Recycled Lily ToteFree People Lalo The Shop Recycled Lily Tote, $85


Protect your number one asset with extra shade coverage, all while staying impeccably stylish.

Anthropologie Somerset Hat

Anthropologie Somerset Hat, $68

JCREW Wide-brim packable straw hatJCREW Wide-brim packable straw hat, $59.50

Free People Arizona Packable Wide Brim HatFree People Arizona Packable Wide Brim Hat, $68


Sandals, wedges, and slides pretty much define summertime shoes, but these options are fashionable enough to be worn beyond the water’s side.

Steve Madden Grace Slide SandalSteve Madden Grace Slide Sandal, $49.95

Skechers Women's Desert Kiss-Stretch Quarter Strap Sandal FlatSkechers Desert Sandals, $49.99

Toms Monica Slingback Wedge

Toms Monica Slingback Wedge, $79.95


Sunglasses come in so many shades, styles, and sizes it’s hard to make a choice. As long as you protect your eyes and feel chic in the process, you can’t go wrong. 

Ray Ban AviatorsRay-Ban Aviators, $176

Free People Hot To Trot SunglassesFree People Hot To Trot Sunglasses, $20

Anthropologie Square SunglassesAnthropologie Square Sunglasses, $38


Sunscreen is a summer accessory you definitely shouldn’t skip over. While you’re at it, don’t forget to protect your lips while keeping them smooth and soft.

ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+, $55

Kiehls Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30Kiehls Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30, $24

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, $34


Sun & Sand Accessories 

Comfort is key, on land or sea!

Beach Blanket business & pleasureBeach Blanket business & pleasure, $99

Pottery Barn Stripe Family TowelPottery Barn Stripe Family Towel, $47.99

Tinya Ultralight Backpacking Camping ChairTinya Ultralight Backpacking Camping Chair, $29.96


Whether you’re heading to the beach, park, pool, or family picnic, don’t skip over accessorizing to feel fun and fabulous. Plus, you’ll want to keep your sensitive skin protected, so you look great year after year. 

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