Summer Fashion Accessory Trends For 2011

When it comes to fashion sometimes the right accessory makes the outfit. Summer accessories for 2011 are exciting and colorful this year. The 70’s is making a comeback including 70’s accessories. Bright colors and pastels make outfits burst with colorful accents. Summer is the time to dress in the latest trends to look fresh and fabulous.

Dress Up Your Pants And Jeans

The metallic look is perfect for shoes or purses, an oversize bag in metallic gold or graphite paired with cool white cropped jeans will stand out. Pastel form fitting jeans are in, pair these jeans with a skinny belt for a crisp summer look, or wear your skinny belt with wider leg slacks for a dressier fashion statement.

Check out Coach’s Julia Leather Swingpack in Gold, $138. Available at Coach.

Fashion Accessories That Pop

Accessories with knitting, braiding, and weaving patterns are major attention grabbers this year. Celebrities are wearing headbands, but these aren’t your typical stretchy, non-descript headbands but jeweled, floral, and braided headbands. Skinny double headbands are adorning celebrity hair in colors and metallics.

The belt purse is a funky, kicky look, a small leather purse attached to a belt in stylish shapes and design. Yes you may be thinking fanny pack, but these belt purses are leather, in neutral or bright colors, and as beautiful as traditional leather purses. These belt purses are the perfect spot to store your valuables and give you freedom to move and be in style at the same time. Wear the belt purse around your waist or slung low on the hip.

Check out Aldo Accessories’ Beyerl Fabric Headband in Turquoise, $10. Available at Aldo. 

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Go Retro Fashion

Those 70’s accessories are back in a big way. Team your look with a popular floppy-brimmed hat, cat eye sunglasses, oversized handbag, and platform or wedge shoes. Decorated footwear is in, with platform and wedge shoes looking great with straps wrapped up the leg. Canvas and patent shoes with heels are popular, choose neutral or nude colors for a hot look.

Check out American Apparel’s Wool Floppy Hat in Denim, $55. Available at American Apparel.

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Bohemian Jewelry

Beaded neck chains are styling now, find beaded necklaces with layers of beads for a trendy Bohemian look. Chunky, retro-style bangle bracelets in bright colors line models arms on the runway, include a few with your summer look to take you from the beach to evening effortlessly. Long tassel earrings and fringe necklaces were worn on the runway this spring, presenting a long, glamorous look in jewelry.

Check out Forever 21’s Serpentine Bangles in Brown, $6.80. Available at Forever 21.

Fem or Chunky Shoes, You Choose

Kitten heels and kitten sandals are a 50’s/60’s trend that is big this summer, pair your pastel skinny jeans with these feminine shoes to wow onlookers. Clogs are back and dressed up. These wooden shoes are styled with high heels, decked out in design and adornments to bring them beyond the traditional clogs of yesteryear.

Check out Urban Outfitters’ Swedish Hasbeens Peep-Toe Clog, $249. Available at Urban Outfitters.

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