The hottest accessories for women this summer

‘Tis the season for gift giving, but it’s also a great time to buy a little something for yourself too. From beach parties to summer festivals, we’ve rounded up the hottest trends for women’s accessories to keep you feeling cool this summer.

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Beautiful beach bags - the bigger the better! Colourful patterns and comfortable handles are key when searching for the perfect bag for days at the beach, shopping trips, and picnics in the sunshine. Check out the Annabel Trends Tote Bag in two summery prints – only $49.95 from Birdsnest.


For something on the subtler side, coin pouches are super convenient and never go out of style. The perfect size for just the essentials, the Oh So Lovely Pouch from Review comes in a cute strawberry print. Starting at just $49.99, you can also personalise this handy little bag with your initials.

Bucket bags are a personal favourite. They’re cute and they fit way more than they look like they can inside. This Tigerlily Mudita Bucket Bag is $100.00 from SurfStitch, and with contrasting colours and embroidered detailing, it’s a great day-to-day bag for summer.


Classic sunglasses have made a comeback with large white frames appearing everywhere, reminding people of cool retro styles. These Vintage Cat Eye sunnies from PepperMayo are a like a Kurt Cobain/Fifties hybrid, and they’re available for only $29.95.


Princess Polly stocks the latest Quay collaboration with Desi Perkins - the range features dark lenses and oversized frames, including the very modern looking OTL II Sunglassess in Black Tort/Smoke for $65.00.

If you’re more into the nineties comeback trend, though, coloured lenses are the perfect accessory to brighten up any outfit. Check out the Teenage Crime Sunglasses in Gold with beautiful pink lenses from Showpo for just $29.95.


Hats are an essential poolside necessity, and one of the most popular styles for summer is a lightweight wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face while adding a touch of style to your swimming looks. Try something like the Ace of Something Selene Hat from Hello Molly. Made from natural woven straw in soft rose pink, the Selene is just $59.95.


If your idea of summer fun involves something a bit more active, get out and stay sun smart with the Messy Hair Cap from Lorna Jane – in millennial pink and at only $29.95, it’s perfect for summer workouts.

For comfortable all-day wear, smaller brimmed hats are perfect for summer barbecues or picnics. Styles like the Rigon Braided Fedora from Myer, which retails for just $49.95, are a great option.


Statement earrings are one of the biggest trends this summer. Dress up any outfit with a pair of brightly coloured tassel earrings, like the Classic Tassel in Fuschia from Rubi, which are only $12.95.

The old style rule of never clashing silver and gold in an outfit has well and truly been thrown out the window by modern fashionistas. This summer, try dressing up your outfit by layering different length necklaces in different coloured metals. Start with a piece like the Cut Out Pendant Necklace from Black Pepper (just $29.95), and layer up by adding smaller pendants on silver or rose gold chains.

For something more on the colourful side layer up beaded bracelets in different colours, like the Janice Bracelet from Cotton On’s Life Changing Product range. Proceeds from their collection of beaded bracelets goes to education foundations – grab 5 for just $5 when you’re shopping online for all of your other summertime essentials from the Cotton On Group.

Other summer essentials

The summer holidays are not just a time to soak up great weather – it’s also festival season! Face paint is out this year, and Boho Temp Foil Tattoos are in. Get festival ready and grab this three-pack from Hairhouse Warehouse from $14.95.

Maxi dresses are another summer wardrobe necessity. Whilst they’re possibly the greatest item to wear when you’re looking for casual comfort, you can also wear them out and about at summer events and dress them up with a bright thin belt. The Narrow Patent Belt in Cameo Pink from Laura Ashley is just $41.97.

The resurgence of nineties fashion trends has brought the revival of the headband. Thin and practical, or large and floral - they’re not just for Spring Racing events… they’re for any time you want to add a bit of fun to your outfit . Check out the Flower Headband from Target, it’s only $12. Plus, in basic black, it’s easily customisable at home.

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