I don’t know about you, but I love getting dressed in the summer. I can easily rock bright colors (it must be because of my tan, right?) and reach for whimsical, playful accessories without a second thought (the more fruit-motifs, the better). In a way, my summer style just exudes pure happiness. So, having the ability to extend that sartorial cheer into the cooler, darker fall months is always welcome. Here, find 20 accessories under $45 that you can wear through the end of summer...and well into September, October and November. Remember, happy vibes only.
1. L.L. Bean Boat and Tote, Large
An L.L. Bean classic that works for carrying around beach towels and a laptop. Uh, just not at the same time.
2. Ganni Leopard-print Satin Headband
Surely by now you know that leopard is a neutral—and it’s meant to be worn year-round.
3. Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Cuff
Looks just as good with bare arms (and off-the-shoulder dresses) as it does peeking out from under the cuff of a button-down or cashmere sweater.
4. ASOS DESIGN Natural Rattan Bucket Bag in Black
Black rattan is much easier to bridge seasons than the traditional shade of tan. Plus, the faux-croc detailing makes this one fancy enough for big nights out (i.e. 7 PM dinner reservations).
5. Vince Camuto Kresseya Embossed-Snakeskin Print Ankle-Strap Sandals
Don’t be shy, show these shoes off with your best faded denim. Whether that’s in the form of cut-off shorts or frayed-edge skinny jeans is totally up to you.
6. UO Mila Aviator Sunglasses
These are super classic aviators—green lenses, gold frames and all—so you’ve got full permission to wear them through February.
7. The Odells Adjustable Ear Loop Reusable Face Mask
We’re pretty certain a face mask is going to be your most important accessory in the fall too. So stock up on a few styles that are cute and comfy. We like that this one from Anthropologie features adjustable ear loops and a contrast trim—so you can easily match it to your outfit.
8. Shashi Laila 18-Karat Gold-Plated Tasseled Beaded Bracelet
Like a breath of fresh air for your wrist, this beaded bracelet will look great layered with a gold or silver watch.
9. UO Sasha Kitten Heel
We’d suggest pairing these walkable kitten heels with short summer dresses now, and in a few months with one of fall’s most obvious trends: plaid anything. (Before you ask, yes, you can wear open-toe shoes until November.)
10. Zaxie Draped Crystal Chandelier Earrings
Shimmering hoop earrings obviously look great with silk camis and basic tanks but don’t underestimate their power when it comes to dressing up a turtleneck, too.
11. Casetify Custom iPhone Case (11 Pro)
Indeed, your phone case is considered an accessory. Especially when it’s as cute as this custom version that can be jazzed up with up to 12 characters—for no extra cost.
12. Madewell Bandana
Tie it in your hair as an impromptu headband at the beach, then wrap it around the handle of your fave handbag for a lil’ daily flair come October.
13. UO Calistoga Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Looks good with eyelet, denim, leather, chunky knits...you get the point.
14. H&M Slingbacks
Haven’t you heard? Ballet flats are having a moment and that includes this pointy-toe, slingback style.
15. 1901 Bryn Ballet Flat
Although, if you do prefer a classic ballet flat, here it is for only $36.
16. Anthropologie Bette Braided Bag Strap
It might seem minimal, but don’t question the transformational capacity that a colorful bag strap can have on even the most basic black or white crossbody.
17. H&M Felted Wool Hat
At this price, you won’t be distraught when you inevitably sit on this hat. P.S. It will look oh-so-cute with a denim jacket.
18. PrintFresh Blue + Blush Fade Velvet Medium Pouch
This tie-dye pouch is far too sweet to be relegated as a makeup case (though it would work for that, too). Instead, make it your go-to clutch for casual outdoor dinners through October 31.
19. Family Gold Solid Gold Chain Ring
A ring so dainty, you’ll never want to take it off. Luckily, it’s 9K solid gold so you can confidently wear it in the shower or while washing the dishes, without worrying about ruining your new ring.
20. Lirika Matoshi Tulle Daisy Socks
Wear them around your house now (instead of shoes)...and keep wearing them as you WFH through 2021.
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