Summer accessories edit: city, beach & work

Summer accessories edit

Off on a glamorous city break or a relaxing beach holiday? Or maybe you’re just going to have to put up with the British weather and take a staycation instead. Accessories are a great way to update classics that you wear all year round, and make more of simple summer dresses.

We’ve picked out our favourites to see you through the summer, however – and wherever –  you plan to spend it.

City break

Zara Metallic sunglasses

Zara, £15.99

These retro sunglasses from Zara will make you feel like a Hollywood star whilst strolling the streets of Paris or Rome. The metallic inlay and arms offer a nice bit of detail from a budget pair of specs.

Radley Millbank Small Cross Body Bag

Radley, £129

For busy cities, a cross body bag is your best bet. They’re comfortable to wear and you can keep hold of them easily to protect your belongings. The Radley Millbank cross body bag is available in a rainbow of colours –  the coral is particularly summery!

Mela Tiny Crystal Necklace

Mela Jewellery, Etsy, £21

Often you’re at the mercy of a budget airline, so luggage space is tight. You’ll want to pack a capsule wardrobe with a few pieces to tie it together. Pick a simple necklace that goes with everything and takes you from day to night too!

Mela Crystal Necklace - summer accessories


Pom Pom Beach Bag

Boden, £79.50

This nautical bag is super cheery! It is sturdy enough to keep out the sand and big enough to fit everything in for a day of soaking up the sun. You could even remove the pom poms after your holiday and use them on a keyring or another bag.

Espirit Cat Eye Sunglasses

ASOS, £25

You’re keeping things simple on the beach so you can afford to go big on your sunglasses. These purple-hued Espirit glasses are lightweight yet make an impact.

Handmade silver star studs

Jemima Lumley Jewellery, £39

Do you feel strange when you don’t wear jewellery? It is best to keep it simple on the beach to avoid funny tan lines, so studs are ideal. If you need to wear some, these handmade sparklers will see holidays for years to come.

Jemima Lumley ear studs


La Redoute Print Scarf

La Redoute, £19

A lightweight scarf is a summer lifesaver for when the weather turns. Small enough to keep in your bag and big enough to warm you up when the sun sets in the pub garden!

Gabriella belts

Accessorize, £10

These two belts, one textured and one metallic, are really versatile and will see you through to autumn too. Cinch in a summer dress with them, or brighten up a plain pair of trousers.

Ankle Strap Sandals

& Other Stories, £65

The block heel is everywhere this summer, meaning you can wear sandals to work without looking too casual. Plus, they’re more comfortable than towering wedges, so your commute won’t be painful!

& Other Stories sandals

That’s our top pick of summer accessories for the city, beach and work.

What accessories will you be wearing this summer? Share with us – @tweetjanes.