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.


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NWT New Charming Charlie black white small clutch purse bag
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NWT Zara Large Blue Color Block Clutch Purse
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Fashion Women Leather Card Holder Long Wallet Clutch Tassel Handbag Purse Tote
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Shiraleah Oversized Clutch Messenger Handbag Olive Green Gold Tone Hardware NWT
$19.99
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Women Lady Leather Clutch Envelope Wallet Long PU Card Holder Case Purse Handbag
$9.79
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Vintage CLEMENTE Classic Red Snakeskin Leather Clutch Shoulder Handbag MINT
$10.50
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Joy Mangano Purse Tote w RFID Privacy Clutch Bag
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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
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Vintage Handmade Afghan Turkmen Tribal Turquoise ATS Statement Necklace Au18
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Flower Bracelet Bohemian Cuff Ethnic Kuchi Tribal Style Jewelry Lapis Blue Stone
$20.00
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New Sterling Silver 10mm Tribal Bali Hoop Earrings EP237
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ONIK Vintage Tribal Influence Necklace gorgeous statement piece
$24.99 (1 Bid)
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NEW KUCHI TRIBAL OXIDIZED NECKLACE BELLY DANCE VINTAGE JEWELRY INDIA GYPSY BOHO
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Fashion Sterling Silver Pendant Ethnic Turquoise Tribal Handmade HHk17
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Belly Dance ATS Tribal Metal Dangles NECKLACE Kuchi Afghani 812f2
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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.


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Fashion Handmade Genuine Leather Bracelets for Men Punk Surfer Braided Bracelets
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Mens Braided Black Leather and Stainless Steel Wristband Bracelet 77 inches
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Stainless Steel His and Hers Lovers Matching His Queen Her King Couple Bracelet
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Pura Vida authentic Bracelets Lot of 10 different colors
$29.99
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AUTHENTIC Lokai Bracelets Size S M L XL BRAND NEW USA Seller
$7.75
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Mens Stainless Steel Polished Silver Heavy Huge Curb Link Chain Bracelet Bangle
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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!


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Ray Ban RB3016 Clubmaster Sunglasses Choice of Size and Color
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New Ray Ban Sunglasses AVIATOR OUTDOORSMAN Black RB 3030 L9500 G 15 Glass Lens
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Ray Ban Mens Gradient Justin RB4165 601 8G 51 Black Wayfarer Sunglasses
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Brand New Ray Ban Aviator Large Metal Sunglasses
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Brand New Ray Ban Round Metal Sunglasses
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Brand New Ray Ban Caravan Sunglasses
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Ray Ban Mens RB3498 004 71 61 Silver Rectangle Sunglasses
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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.