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 Wedding Evening Banquet Shoulder bag Clutch beaded purse
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BOTTEGA VENETA Black Woven Napa Leather Flap Front Purse Clutch
$49.99
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VICTORIAS SECRET Bangle Wristlet Bag BLACK Leather Silver Bracelet Clutch Purse
$12.99
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Ladies Evening Diamond Clutch Bag Crystal Rhinestone Purse Bridal Flower Handbag
$9.99
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Triangle Full Rhinestones Womens Evening Clutch Bag Party Prom Wedding Purse
$11.99
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VINTAGE CORDE BEAD LUMURED WHITE PINK FLORAL BEADED CLUTCH PURSE GOOD
$8.00
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Ladies Women Gilrs Clutch Bag Floral Rhinestone Party Satin Evening Bridal Bags
$13.99
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Womens GUESS Black Leather Snap Closure Large Envelope Clutch
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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 Red Coral Inlay Choker necklace
$10.00
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Tribal Kuchi Turkmen Boho Vintage Jewelry Shape Necklace Free Shipping
$56.25
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Handmade Afghan Turkmen Tribal Coin Teardrop Lapis Lazuli Inlay Choker necklace
$10.00
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Sterling Silver Pendant Ethnic Turquoise Tribal Necklace Nepalese Handmade P90
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NEW KUCHI TRIBAL OXIDIZED NECKLACE BELLY DANCE VINTAGE JEWELRY INDIA GYPSY BOHO
$15.99
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Afghan Turkmen Tribal Coin Teardrop Green Turquoise Inlay Choker necklace
$10.00
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TURQUOISE CORAL BRASS PENDANT NECKLACE NEPAL BOHO TRIBAL BELLY FREE SHIPPING
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Vintage Tribal Pendant Ethnic Afghan Hazara Tribe Necklace Focal 3 DIY Jewelry
$10.00
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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.


Alex and Ani Natural Wonders SEA Blue Canopy Wrap Bangle Bracelet NWT BOX Silver
$38.99
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NEW ALEX and ANI Rafaelian GOLD BUTTERFLY Bangle Bar BRACELET
$19.99
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Fashion Leather Cute Infinity Charm Bracelet Jewelry Silver lots Style US Seller
$2.49
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Silver Tone Stainless Steel Infinity Braided Chain Bangle Bracelet Womens Gift
$3.99
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Fashion Handmade Genuine Leather Bracelets for Men Punk Surfer Braided Bracelets
$2.19
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BANGLE BRACELET SILVER WOMEN MEN NICE DESIGN JEWELRY THAI HANDMADE
$8.95
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Womens Stainless Steel Screw Head Love Cuff Bangle Bracelet
$11.99
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Unisex Men Womens Stainless Steel Fashion Love Bangle Bracelet with Screwdriver
$29.99
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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 Polarized Highstreet RB4075 601 58 61 Black Rectangle Sunglasses
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Ray Ban Mens Gradient Justin RB4165 601 8G 51 Black Wayfarer Sunglasses
$79.86
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New RAY BAN Sunglasses AVIATOR OUTDOORSMAN Gold RB 3030 L0216
$107.85
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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 LARGE POLARIZED AVIATOR SUNGLASSES G 15 LENS RB3025 001 58 GOLD
$104.99
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RAY BAN MENS LARGE POLARIZED AVIATOR SUNGLASSES G 15 LENS RB3025 002 58 BLACK
$109.95
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Ray Ban Authentic Clubmaster RB 3016 901 58 Black Frame Green Polarized 49mm
$134.99
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Ray Ban RB3016 Classic Clubmaster Sunglasses Color Size Variations
$79.99
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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.