Colorful Accessories for Summer

One easy way to elevate your style this summer is to embrace bold colors (I feel more confident wearing bold colors when my skin has seen a little bit of sun and the freckles are coming out). Something about wearing a bright bag or pair of earrings just makes me feel… happier? I’m sure there’s a scientific correlation to that out there somewhere.

Check out some of my favorite colorful accessories for summer below, as well as tips on how to style each one with inspiration from celebrities, fashion bloggers, and models.

Colorful Summer Bags

I’m guilty of having a collection of handbags that are neutrals ā€” this way, I get the most use out of them since they go with any outfit. But there’s something fun about a colorful summer bag that just elevates an outfit. Swap out your nude crossbody or black clutch for the summer with one of the options below.

colored summer handbags

The Crocheted Shoulder Bag | Vibrant Addition Orange Beaded Bucket Bag | Women Macaron Colored Acrylic Beaded Tote | Gabbi Ruched Hobo Handbag | Superdown Amanda Bag | Joyce Mesh Top Handle Bag | Sensi Studio Mini Basket Tote | Tabby Jelly Crossbody Bag | olga berg Nadia Top Handle Bag

Colorful Summer Earrings

I’d say earrings are my go-to accessory where I play around with color. I’m guilty of having a pair of statement earrings in every color of the rainbow, which I rotate depending on my outfit. (And yes, if I really love a style, I will buy it in multiple colors.)

colorful summer earrings

Poppy Red Silk and Leather Orchid Earrings | SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Threaded Statement Drop Earrings | Extra Small Beaded Floral Post Earrings | SHYMI Large Enamel Tube Hoop Earrings | Boho Beaded Drop Earrings | Fabric Wrapped Abstract Statement Earrings | Panacea Raffia Teardrop Earrings | Fabric Link Drop Earrings | Long Acrylic Rose Petal Earrings

Colorful Summer Sandals

There are so many ways to incorporate color into your summer sandal collection. Whether it’s for a casual occasion or something more formal like a wedding, a pop of color on your feet can make a fashion statement.

colorful summer sandals

Jeffrey Campbell Bow-Bow Slide Sandal | Dune London Laize Sandal | Raelyn Sandal | Hazel Slide Sandal | Jacks Sandal | Arizona Essentials EVA Two-Strap Sandals | Journee Collection Arrina Slide Sandal | Dydra Slide Sandal | Flourish Slide Sandals

How to Style Colorful Summer Accessories

How to Style Colorful Summer Accessories

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

Opt for Colors in The Same Shade or Color Family

You don’t have to just wear one colorful accessory ā€” you can wear multiple if the colors are just right. Opt for shades in the same color or color family, like this street style shot. Her main accessory is the neon fuchsia pink Chanel bag, but she also has a baby pink hat. Pairing these pink accessories with a crisp, simple white dress makes it all work together.

Mix Patterns and Colors

You can mix patterns and colors in one outfit, just make sure they aren’t competing with one another. Example: pair a black and white striped tee and blue denim with some statement red sandals. Simple, yet chic.

Match Your Accessories to Your Outfit

My go-to is finding an accessory that matches some element of your outfit – whether that’s one of the stripes in your top or the shade of the petal on your floral dress. Choose a small element so it isn’t too matchy-matchy.

Let Your Accessories Stand Out

Bright, colorful accessories “shine” the best when paired with a solid color. Take a classic black dress and pair it with colorful earrings, shoes, and a handbag.

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