7 Summer Accessories That MAKE An Outfit

Tickets to Lollapalooza? Check. Beach-share with your college pals? Done. Your best friend's bachelorette weekend? Taken care of. Clearly, you've got an awesome summer ahead of you — but funding all of these epic adventures might get in the way of scooping up a new summer wardrobe. If you still have an incurable thirst to shop, we suggest skipping the apparel section and beelining straight to the accessories department.

We did just that at H&M, where we culled through its affordable yet always on-trend inventory and left with every accessory we're putting into heavy rotation this summer. From platform slides to suede accents, these statement pieces will not only spare your wallet some serious trauma, but they'll become the foundation for an effortless summer refresh.
Photographed by Grant Cornett.
1. Round Shades
Instead of hanging on to last year's reflective lenses, pop on more sophisticated, statement round frames.
Photographed by Grant Cornett.
2. Crisscross Slides
To keep slip-on sandals from feeling too much like the shower shoes of your college days, opt for an equally comfortable flatform style. Just avoid ones made of rubber, which don't exactly scream "grown-up."
3. Heavy Metal Jewels
There's no need to buy a bunch of individual necklaces, then labor over perfectly layering them into a cool, Grecian look. Simply choose one chunky necklace with different chain textures and pendant shapes to achieve the same aesthetic.
4. A Structured Shoulder Bag
Balance out more relaxed summer clothes with a shrunken bag in a sturdy shape. It sure beats schlepping your everything-but-the-kitchen-sink tote all about.
Photographed by Grant Cornett.
5. Suede Shoes
The '70s revival is still going strong, but a full suede ensemble is too darn hot in the summertime. For a more seasonal take on the trend, incorporate the material into cool yet polished d'Orsary pumps.
6. Stacked Rings
As much as we love dainty midi rings, they don't always make a big statement. Chunky bling will catch eyes when you're holding a refreshing cocktail, taking advantage of beloved summer Fridays.
7. A Purse With Fringe Accents
Your go-to summer bag is another easy place to bring the suede trend to life. Fringe gives it a boho twist, and the darker color is grime-proof for your weekend adventures.

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