Summer Fashion Accessories Guide

Accessories can really shine in the summer, when you're wearing less clothing and showing more skin. Summer accessories adorn your body and add personality to your outfit. Another advantage to wearing trendy accessories this summer is affordability - the right accessories can give old outfits an entirely new look, which is usually much less expensive than buying a whole new outfit. So what's in style this summer? Accessories for summer 2012 are all about fun and shine, and a little retro as well. Here are some of the up-and-coming accessory trends this summer.

1. Clutch Purses - Remember clutch purses from years ago? Your grandmother might have a collection of them! If she does, break them out for 2012 - they're back in. And of course, you can find new clutches for purchase all over the place this year. And you're likely to see suede in pastel colors, like the "preppy" colors of the 80s. Lace is also making an appearance on clutches. Some clutches are decorated with beads, studs, sequins, feathers, and other embellishments, so you're sure to find one that will compliment your outfits.


Womens Fashion Ladies Envelope Clutch Chain Purse Wallet Tote Shoulder Handbag
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Vintage Stylish Brown Snakeskin Leather Clutch Handbag Purse
$14.99
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Ladies Evening Party Bag Clutch Crystal Purse Wedding Rhinestone Handbags
$16.91
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Womens Evening Clutch Bag Triangle Full Rhinestones Party Prom Wedding Purse
$11.90
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Silver Beaded Evening Bag Clutch With Shoulder Chain Sequens
$4.99
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MACYS COSMETIC BAG GREY METALLIC CLUTCH HANDBAG PAUCH FAUX LEATHER NEW
$9.99
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SATIN CRYSTAL DIAMANTE EVENING CLUTCH BAG WOMENS WEDDING BRIDAL PROM HANDBAG
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New Satin Diamante Pleated Evening Clutch Bag Bridal Handbag Prom Purse
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2. Tribal Jewelry - The tribal look is in this year. Go for feather-shaped earrings and geometric designs. Natural materials such as feather-shaped clay, stone or wood beads are an earthy way to pull off this tribal look. Geometric pendants are also hot this summer. For a Southwestern look, go for turquois and silver.


Handmade Afghan Turkmen Tribal Coin Teardrop Lapis Lazuli Inlay Choker necklace
$10.00
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Circle Fashion 3 Layers Blue Turquoise Afghan Turkmen Tribal Ethnic Kuchi Neckla
$12.00
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Handmade Afghan Turkmen Tribal Coin Teardrop Blue Turquoise Inlay Choker necklac
$10.00
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Elegant Turquoise jewelry Gypsy Boho Ethnic Tribal Silver Ptd Necklace Earrings
$14.99
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Afghan Turkmen tribal beaded Necklace lapisturquoisecoralcarnelian GoldStone
$4.80
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Vintage Tribal Ethnic Lapis Choker Necklace BOHO Gypsy
$24.00
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RARE TRIBAL BOHEMIAN BANJARA KUCHI MULTI COLOR COIN CRESCENT NECKLACE CHOKER
$16.00
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Vintage Afghan Turkmen Tribal Kuchi Oval Blue Turquoise Inlay Statement Pendant
$6.40
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3. Bracelets - You might be too young to remember how girls piled bracelets on their arms in the 80s, usually of the jelly plastic variety. While the jelly look is not coming back, the piled-on bracelets look is. Continuing the tribal theme, 2012's bracelets are likely to trend toward materials like copper, silver, and ceramic beads and charms. Cuff bracelets are in, too. A timeless, natural look is also coming to the fore in the form of pearl jewelry. 2012 will see lots of pearl bracelets and other jewelry.


Fashion Handmade Genuine Leather Bracelets for Men Punk Surfer Braided Bracelets
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New Fashion Leather Wrap Braided Wristband Cuff Punk Men Women Bracelet Bangle
$2.89
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Mens Braided Black Leather and Stainless Steel Wristband Bracelet 77 inches
$2.69
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Emoji Charm Bracelet 18K Yellow Gold Plated Beads 10 Charms
$17.99
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75 Stone Beads Bracelet Elastic Stretch Bangle 8MM 10MM Round Bead Multi S
$11.80
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AUTHENTIC ALEX ANI ENERGY CHARM SILVER BANGLE BRACELET SAILBOAT w BOX
$9.95
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Stainless Steel Love Heart Silver Wire Bangle Bracelet
$1.99
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NATURAL TURRITELLA FOSSIL 8 10 CUFF BRACELET 925 STERLING SILVER PLATED
$5.25 (1 Bid)
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4. Oversized Stones - This year, oversized gems and pendants are not going anywhere. They are still trendy, but earth tones and natural hues characterize these bold, oversized pieces.

5. Fashionable Sunglasses - Funky is in this year. Sunglasses sporting frames in neon colors, with glittering rhinestones, or in fun shapes (like stars) are going to add some fun and funk to the summer. Buy a few pairs to go with several outfits!


Ray Ban Mens Gradient Justin RB4165 601 8G 51 Black Wayfarer Sunglasses
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Ray Ban Round Sunglasses RB3537 004 55 Gunmetal Blue Mirror Lenses 51mm BNIB
$59.99
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Ray Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer Sunglasses Choice of Size and Color
$89.99
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Ray Ban New Wayfarer Black l Polarized Green Classic G 15 RB2132 901 58 52mm
$109.98
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Ray Ban Mens RB3445 RB3445 004 61 Black Rectangle Sunglasses
$108.03
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Ray Ban RB3016 Clubmaster Sunglasses Choice of Size and Color
$89.95
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Ray Ban RB3016 Classic Clubmaster Sunglasses Color Size Variations
$68.99
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RayBan RB4165 Justin New Wayfarer Sunglasses Choice of Color Size
$89.95
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6. Ribbons and Cloth - Summer 2012 is likely to include some textures and fabrics, especially ribbon and cloth as necklaces. Strips of cloth, ribbon, and other texture-intensive materials are going to be seen around the necks of 2012's trendiest.