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.


Fashion Womens Clutch Wallet Card Holder Case Purse Handbag Long Leatherette
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Botkier Chelsea Clutch Purse GRAPEFRUIT Pink Coral Orange Leather w Dust Bag NWT
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Women Glitter Evening Clutch Bag Ladies Wedding Party Handbag Prom Purse Chain
$10.99
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Womens Evening Clutch Bag Triangle Full Rhinestones Party Prom Wedding Purse
$11.39
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Small Minimalist Glossy Metallic Clutch Bag Evening Bags Carry Purse Cross Body
$11.99
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Minimalist Glossy Metallic Clutch Chain Bag Evening Bags Carry Purse Cross Body
$11.69
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Fashion Women Handbag PU Shoulder Messenger Bag Women Satchel Tote Purse Bags
$5.99
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Colorful Envelope Clutch Purse Shoulder Handbag Fashion Chain Strap Crossbody
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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.


Afghan Turkmen Tribal Necklace Blue Lapis Lazuli Inlay kuchi Necklace Au572
$9.99
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FASHION JEWELRY BOHO TRIBAL BANJARA KUCHI PENDANTS BELLY DANCE GYPSY NECKLACE
$4.25 (6 Bids)
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NEW KUCHI TRIBAL OXIDIZED NECKLACE BELLY DANCE VINTAGE JEWELRY INDIA GYPSY BOHO
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FASHION JEWELRY TRIBAL BANJARA KUCHI PENDANTS RARE BELLY DANCE GYPSY NECKLACE
$15.50 (9 Bids)
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Tribal Style Droplet Earrings Bohemian Jewelry Blue Settings
$12.00
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Afghan Turkmen Tribal Necklace Blue Lapis Lazuli Inlay kuchi ATS Necklace Au575
$6.99
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1 Pair of Peruvian Ethnic Tribal Earrings Handcrafted in Peru Metal Jewelry
$5.99
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Buffalo Bone Choker Leather Beaded Tribal Native American Necklace
$15.00
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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.


12 Pink Ribbon Camouflage Camo Breast Cancer AWARENESS Bracelets 1 dozen
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Marvel Black Panther Kimoyo Bead Bracelet Blue Collectible Movie Accessory
$34.99
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New Fashion Leather Wrap Braided Wristband Cuff Punk Men Women Bracelet Bangle
$2.89
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Black Braided Leather Silver Stainless Steel Cuban Chain Mens Bracelet Bangle
$6.99
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PINK RIBBON POP OUT BRACELET SET OF 24 BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PINK
$6.95
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Handmade Natural Gemstone Round Beads Stretch Bracelet 4mm 6mm 8mm 10mm
$4.79
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Heavy Stainless Steel Square Curb Wheat Chain Link Bracelet Mens Bangle Silver
$7.99
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Black Skull Leather Men Women Tribal Beaded Cuff Wristband Bracelet 4pcs Set
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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 Justin RB4165 601 8G Wayfarer Sunglasses Matte Black Grey Gradient 54mm
$90.00
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Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses RB3016 W0365 G 15 Lens 51mm Black Gold Frame
$67.99
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Ray Ban Predator Polarized Sunglasses RB4033 601S48 Matte Black W G 15 Green
$78.99
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Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses RB3025 Blue Mirror G 15 Lens 58mm Matte Gold Frame
$67.99
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Ray Ban Justin RB4165 Sunglasses Matte Black Frame Grey Gradient Lenses 54mm
$79.95
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Ray Ban Chromance Polarized Silver Mirror Polarized Sunglasses RB3543 59 mm
$129.00
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New Ray Ban Justin Classic Polarized Brown Gradient Tortoise Sunglasses RB4165
$89.95
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New Ray Ban Sunglasses AVIATOR OUTDOORSMAN Black RB 3030 L9500 G 15 Glass Lens
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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.