Hats Off for Summer Beach Style!


What makes summer one of my favorite seasons of style is the accessories! There are so many options to choose from, especially when you’re headed out for a day on the boardwalk or getting away for the weekend. Totes, flip-flops, belts, & kimonos come to mind, but also, floppy hats are such a fun way to add some flair to your look, while also protecting your skin from the sun. Check out some summer floppy hat inspiration from stylish celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens, Freida Pinto, Miranda Kerr, Suki Waterhouse, Jessica Alba, & Jennifer Lopez.

Summer accessories don’t have to be an expensive investment either, especially when so many retailers offer a great variety of fashionable options, including classic floppy hats (& some with a twist).

A New Day hat @TargetEliza May Rose hat with poms @WalmartMade for Shade hat @Francesca’sMudd tassel hat @Kohls

striped ribbon hat @LOFT

What’s your summer hat style? Do you prefer a fedora over a floppy hat? Where are you shopping for summer accessories? To shop more affordable straw hats for the season, head over to Forever 21, Land’s End, Gap, H&M, & J.Crew Factory. For more stylish post, check out spring skirts inspired by Janelle Monae & Lily Collins, watermelon accessories from Old Navy, & Kate Spade New York’s newest campaign with Julia Garner & Sadie Sink! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Affordable Summer Must-Haves For The Beach!


A week from today I’ll be heading away for a long-awaited vacation out to The Hamptons & have been thinking how I’m going to make the most of my time. This includes preparing for a day at the beach with plenty of sunscreen & stylish accessories to keep me happy. Also, I love the idea of finding affordable extras that I can use every summer, especially ones that are under $12!

summer accessories

Towel ($6.99) @Target, Aviators ($5.99) @Charlotte Russe, Head wrap ($6.50) @Wet Seal, Flip-flops ($5.00) @Old Navy, Hat ($11.00) @Dress Barn, & Tote ($3.80) @Forever 21.

What are your beach must-haves? Where do you like to shop for affordable accessories? How would you describe your summer style? For more shopping tips, check out previous posts including Sandra Bullock’s monochromatic look for under $100, rhinestone & metallic flip-flops from Steve Madden & Guess, leather looks inspired by Kerry Washington & Heidi Klum, studded gladiator sandals from Forever 21, & maxi dresses under $25! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Accessorize In Style @Charlotte Russe ($10 & Under)!


Right now is the time to update your accessories b/c it seems like everything everywhere I go is marked down! I love going through the sale & clearance items @Charlotte Russe b/c I always find something- if not for myself, than for a friend or family member!

Whether you’re looking for items to wear this season, if you wanna stock up on gifts for next spring / summer, check out these adorable finds!  The faux snakeskin cosmetic case if $5.99 & is perfect for traveling with your essentials! The open weave straw hat with leopard ribbon is just the thing that you’ll need every summer.  Even into the early fall, if you’re a gardener & wanna protect your face from the sunlight, this hat for $7.99 is the best way to go!

For a sweet touch of style on your keys, take a look at the strawberry bling keychain for $2.99 that is a fun little token gift for a friend who’s just bought a new car!  A Style Darling can never have too many shades & aviatar sunglasses never go out of style! If you’re the type who always loses sunglasses, try these out for $2.49 & look like Gwyneth Paltrow or Sienna Miller walking off a movie set!

My favorite item of all five of these is the smoky tie dye scarf for $4.49. I started my first night class recently & boy was it cold in that lecture hall, but a scarf like this is essential for keeping me warm & looking chic when wearing something as simple as a tunic top, jeans, & ballet flats.

Where do you shop for your bargain buys? What accessories are you looking for during this in-between-seasons time?  How much are you willing to spend on a scarf or hat?  Check out more great tips & finds on other posts of The Stylish Five!  Happy Styling!