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TEN MUST-HAVE SUMMER ACCESSORIES TO ADD INTEREST TO YOUR WARDROBE

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking cool and crisp in a white on white chic look with Ray-Ban sunglasses

 

Summer is in full swing, and the temperatures are soaring! Today, I am joining with some blogging friends to bring you many summer accessories that you can wear to add some pizzaz to any outfit! I”ll be showing you TEN different accessories to help you UP your summer style.

Accessories are usually affordable, and they can really elevate an otherwise blah or bland outfit. I love wearing white on white or black on black outfits, but they beg for accessories to make them come to life. Jennifer, Cindy, and I will show you different summer accessories that will do just that. Most of my photos are older, so the exact accessory might not be available, so I’ll link to similar items instead.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is holding a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses

 

Summer Accessories – Sunglasses

Sunglasses are the “coolest” of accessories! They not only protect your eyes from the sun, but they can give you an elegant factor as well. Some sunglasses are sporty, while some are functional. I tend to buy fashionable sunglasses, but I still want them to have the protection level that my eyes need.

Sunglasses can vary in price range also. You can buy a pair for a couple of bucks or in the hundreds of dollars. So, depending on your budget and your ability not to lose your glasses, you have a wide variety of styles to choose from.

The pair that I am wearing is by Ray-Ban, a brand that most of you know and trust. I wear these pretty much daily, and I recently bought a pair by Versace that will be more for special occasions. If you are willing to invest in a great pair of sunglasses with lenses that really enhance brilliant colors, then you might want to look at the Maui Jim line. Plus, they have a great warranty policy.


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing a multi-strand necklace from Chico's

 

Summer Accessories -Jewelry

Jewelry is another fun accessory that can vary greatly in price. You can buy fine jewelry that can go with anything and that you will wear for years. Or, you can buy fun and fashionable jewelry that isn’t as costly that you will wear for several years. I have both types of jewelry, and I also have a lot of vintage jewelry that I like adding to my outfits occasionally.

I style a lot of jewelry by Kendra Scott. I love the quality and style, but I usually purchase only the silver and gold-tone items and not the colorful stones. If I want fun and trendy jewelry, then Chico’s is my go-to store. Their jewelry is very nice quality and is mostly nickel-free. The multi-strand necklace above is from Chico’s, and it will also be gorgeous to wear this fall.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a blue and white striped sundress with a navy headband

 

Summer Accessories – Headbands

Headbands are a new addition to my summer accessories. I’ve never looked good in headbands, but my recent haircut has changed that. I have a lot of coarse and thick hair, so when I had longer hair, it poofed and didn’t look very good when I wore a headband. Headbands serve a great purpose of keeping your hair out of your eyes, but the fashionable purpose is also important.

I recently grabbed this navy headband with gold stars for the 4th of July, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it looked. I am now buying a few others for fall, and I’ll link those below for you.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is doing a J.Jill try on with a white short sleeve tee with a printed scarf

 

Summer Accessories – Scarves

Scarves are one of my favorite accessories, no matter which season it happens to be. I wear scarves all year round, and I even use them as my outfit inspiration. If you have trouble putting colors together, just pull out a colorful scarf. In the scarf above, you can see how I could pair pinks, blues, black, gray, white, and caramel together when I might not have thought that the colors worked together.

If you think that it is too hot where you live to wear a scarf around your neck, then you might try wearing it as a belt, a headband, or even tying it around the handle of a handbag. You will still get a pop of color that will add interest to your outfit.


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a pair of white crop jeans with a melon colored mesh sweater

 

Here, I wore a scarf as a belt.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a pair of jean shorts with a melon colored mesh sweater and a scarf headband

 

And, here is how I wore the same silk scarf as a headband.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is carrying a bamboo handbag with a vintage scarf

 

This is a vintage scarf that I tied around the handles of a bamboo handbag. The colors in the scarf are also in my dress to tie the two items together and create a polished and thought-out look.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing white jeans with blue ankle tie espadrilles

 

Summer Accessories – Sandals

Yay, for sandals! I love wearing all types of sandals, but I must admit, espadrilles have my heart. There is something about the raffia or rope sole that draws me in. I have a ton of espadrille shoes, and I wear them all summer long. Some of my espadrilles are wedge heels like the ankle-wrapped pair above, but I also have several styles that are flats.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing black pants with Chanel gray and black espadrilles

 

This is my favorite pair of espadrilles that are flats. They are by Chanel, and I love the tattered and worn look of these two-tone shoes. They are extremely fashionable but not that comfortable. Lol! Here are some espadrilles that are fashionable and hopefully comfortable also.


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a striped sundress with a large brim hat

 

Summer Accessories -Straw Hats

 

Does anything say summer more than a straw hat? Hats don’t look that great on me, and the only type that I can wear has large brims. This oversized packable hat definitely has a wide brim, and I love all of the drama that it packs. This hate also comes in several colors, including black, which would look so elegant.

Hats also serve the purpose of keeping the sun out of your eyes. But, more importantly, they help to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing what she uses to get a faux tan

 

Summer Accessories – Faux-Tan

A gorgeous tan is a wonderful summer accessory. I try to avoid getting a tan by the sun and instead opt for a faux tan. My years of tanning as a youth have left me with one too many sunspots, so I now get my tan out of a can. I use Loving Tan, and you can read all about how to get a perfect faux-tan HERE.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is carrying a canvas handbag from Michael Kors with hot pink suede heels

 

Summer Accessories – Summer Handbags

I am a handbag person! Shoes, not so much, but I’ll take all of the handbags that you can throw at me. Handbags would be the area that I would splurge, but I am still conservative with my purchases even then. I want to carry the handbag for a long time so that I get my money’s worth from it.

I love the Michael Kors handbag above, and I had one very similar that I carried for years. I bought this one early this spring, but it, unfortunately, sold out months ago.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is carrying a wicker handbag with a green leather flap

 

A wicker bag is a great summer bag also. My mother actually made fun of this one and called it a fishing bag. Oh well, I think that it is super cute.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is carrying a bamboo handbag with a vintage scarf

 

I bought this bamboo handbag several years ago. This style was all the rage because of a Cult Gaia handbag that looked just like this but was crazy expensive. I found this one on Amazon, and it has a 5-star rating with over 2500 reviews. Plus, it is under $40.00, so it is a great deal! I don’t carry it a lot, but it is great to take on vacation, etc.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing a forest green and leopard print duster with a white tank and pale yellow jeans

 

Summer Accessories – Ruana or Kimonos

I love a summer kimono or ruana! This is another high drama accessory that can really turn any outfit into a WOW outfit. This duster cardigan’s beautiful dark forest green background is the perfect setting for the pale gold leopard print and floral print. Plus, as a bonus, there is thick yarn style embroidery, which sets the print off. This duster is not lightweight, so it is probably more suited for late summer or early fall.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing white jeans with a blue shirt while holding her dog

 

Bonus Summer Accessories:

A beautiful lipstick – I am obsessed with Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue Ultra Wear Lip Colour by Chanel. I have a wide variety of them; I am love, love, love them! They come in a wide variety of colors, and one end of the tube is a gloss.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is showing her favorite lipstains by Chanel

 

A manicure and pedicure – this is something that I NEED badly!

A beautiful smile – this one is free and doesn’t cost a thing!

An adorable dog – this one is priceless!!! Meet Lucy Lu, my constant shadow.

I hope that you have enjoyed this lengthy post. Remember to check out Jennifer and Cindy’s posts to see their favorite accessories also.

Also, I just uploaded a new YouTube video today on easy and simple ways to wear a summer scarf. It is perfect for today since we are talking about accessories. I would appreciate your watching the video and subscribing to my YouTube channel. I am just now starting on this platform, and I would love your encouragement.

Be sure to drop me a comment, either here on my blog or on the video on YouTube. Everyone who comments will be entered into a drawing for a gorgeous summer handbag.

 

 

The winner will be announced on Saturday, so that gives everyone two days to enter.

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104 Comments

  1. Donna Carter says:

    Love the post, will definitely be trying some of the must have accessories!!

  2. Lucy Lu is precious and a great little thing to have. I’m sure she brings you much joy. Thanks for sharing her cuteness with us. Also, I followed your blog only recently when I ran across it from another blog. It was easy to decide to subscribe when I saw you putting your Christianity out there. I was blessed because of it and decided to sign up to follow you. Thank you so much for letting your light shine!

  3. Kathleen O says:

    Lovely choices, especially that pretty bag!

  4. Way to catch us up on accessories! Also, thanks for encouraging me to wear shorts. I found some that I like. I haven’t tried shorts for a long time. But, they are working. Thanks!

  5. Angelia Wampner says:

    Love to accessorize but what is considered too much or over kill. If I wear big earrings then a simple necklaceis all I add. . Its sometimes hard to find the balance.

  6. Maureen Newman says:

    I love all the summer accessory suggestions! Sandals and summer handbags are so fun!!

  7. Love the post and the video…you’re a beautiful soul ❤️

  8. Love the accessory run down. And LOVE the handbag!!

  9. This post is so helpful! Thank you

  10. Love love love the post on accessories!

  11. Enjoyed this roundup of accessories! Thanks for putting it together. I’ve not been shopping much lately because I’ve turned into a full time Mimi, but I still enjoy staying in tune with current fads.

  12. Ruth Regnier says:

    Love your blog Tania! Get so many great ideas from you. Thanks for all you do!

  13. You have a friend you call The Energizer Bunny. But that would be you too!! Your enthusiasm, flair and love of life, family and fashion are truly inspirational.

  14. Susan Burnett says:

    I look forward to your blog every day. Love your bright, colorful style

  15. Debra Ann Brown says:

    I loved today’s blog.
    So many ideas.
    Thank you

  16. I so enjoy reading your blog. One of my daily highlights. Is easy to get overwhelmed when shopping. U make it enjoyable. Thanks for all your hard work. God’s blessings.

  17. You are my absolute most favorite blogger Tania!
    I work full time and don’t have a lot of time to read other blogs, yours fits me just right!
    Kim 🌻🌻🌻

  18. That Ruana is divine! Looks great on you. I agree with your list of 10 Summer accessories. I am never without my sunglasses, straw bag, hat and lipstick in the summer.

  19. Great post filled with so many ideas to make any summer outfit a little more special.

  20. Patsy McMillan says:

    Enjoy reading!!!!

  21. Scarves & sunglasses are my go-to. I love the scarves you pick out. Great colors!

  22. Your zest for life is contagious and inspirational. I love you style! You make me smile every day.

  23. Thanks so much for showing us that headbands still look great on 50+. I was hesitant to buy any but not anymore!

  24. I love reading your blog everyday! I always come away with fresh ideas that I can use

  25. cynthiahattersley says:

    OH MY GOSH YOU HAVE SO MANY GOOD IDEAS! I WISH I COULD ROCK A HEADBAND LIKE YOU. YOU LOOK FABULOUS IN THEM. THAT PINK SWEATER LOOKS GREAT ON YOU TOO…CHICOS ALWAYS HAS INTERESTING JEWELRY AND I FORGET ABOUT THAT! THANKS FOR JOINING US. SO MUCH FUN HAVING YOU!

  26. Karen Payton says:

    Always a happy day when your posts appear in my inbox and/or my Pinterest … Love your sense of style Tania, and you inspire me to try combinations I may not have tried otherwise. Now all I need is a cute summer purse …. ; )

  27. Sharon M Mulliken says:

    Tania, you make me smile every single day! And I think your style and outfit choices continue to elevate!

    1. I’m loving your new haircut,Tania, as well as all the great ideas for summer accessories. Thanks so much for sharing!

  28. The thing you do best that so many bloggers ignore, is the choice of SHOES you wear with your outfits. I love that you include so many styles. We all have our own foot problems and finding the right choice of footwear makes or breaks any outfit. Thanks to you, I now own leather white sneakers and several new platform and wedge shoes. Thanks for emphasizing their importance!

  29. Janis T Hill says:

    I can’t help it. I just love your blog and always find new ideas.
    Thanks!

  30. Boy, there sure are a lot of comments today. Guess lots of ladies want that purse LOL

  31. Deborah A Cooper says:

    Cute Bag and I love this post. So many things we can do to up our game even in the summer heat.

  32. Thank you for the suggestions. I am enjoying the blog.

  33. Toenail polish is my summer accessory!

  34. Love all the looks for headbands! I too have thick hair and headbands really puff it up. Will have to try some of your different ideas for them.

  35. Great thorough post Tania! Thanks!

  36. Crystal Faulk says:

    Enjoyed this post! I’ve been wanting to get a hat so I may just go out and get me one. 🙂

  37. MARY JOHNSON says:

    Love the post. You make it look so easy.

  38. I loved this post and your comments are always so right on target. Your little Lucy Lu is adorable and the best accessory. You have not mentioned your R & F business for sometime now. Is there a reason?

    1. Lucy Lu is the BEST! Penny Jo, I still use R+F everyday, it is MY skincare that I love! I haven’t mentioned it as much because I thought that my followers didn’t want me to mention it. But, I am going to be having a huge Christmas in July special, so you will hear about it very soon!

  39. louise meyer says:

    I have short hair and like the idea of a headband. I’m going to try one. Thanks

  40. Jill Rene Tomko Caffarelli says:

    Love all of the accessories!! Thanks so much for your daily posts. They are my morning boost!

  41. Good reminders. An accessory pop is always a good idea!

  42. Great post. Accessories make an outfit for sure!

  43. Cathy Calabro says:

    I so love your prayerful and stylist blog!! I just joined youtube to follow you there! Love love love making us almost 60 people feel vibrant and beautiful

  44. So glad I found your blog. It is wonderful.

  45. Your accessories post is very well done – one of your best!

  46. This was a great, timely post! I love accessories and agree they can make a boring outfit. Jewelry and scarves are my favorite. I haven’t wore a headband since I was a kid, sure looks cute on you!

  47. Great minds think alike! I love your post today, Tania. It has so many great ideas. Thanks for joining us this month. I love your style.

  48. Good morning from Minnesota!! I am loving all the accessories!! I too have a constant dog shadow. Lucy lu is adorable. You always look so nice in everything you wear. I need to incorporate more color into my wardrobe..
    I was on YouTube and subscribed to ALL. Nice talbots haul and try on!!
    Thank you!!
    God bless you!!!
    Cindy

  49. Kimberly Dorward says:

    Love your blog so much! Your fashion style is very relevant!

  50. This was an awesome post for accessories!! Some things I never thought of… Aww I have a dog who is my constant shadow. What a beauty Lucy lu is!!
    Thank you for this post Tania.. Going to YouTube now. 😉

    Have a Blessed day!!

    Cindy

  51. Jill Holt says:

    I love your blog…so many good ideas. Just wish I could drop a few pounds so it would all look as cute on me as it does on you! Also, I am a BIG fan of Patricia Nash and love the handbag you feature here in this blog. You may also want to look at her scarves..they are a favorite of mine now and the prints are beautiful. This blog encourages me to keep trying to look good and not give up 🙂

  52. Sherice Bezner says:

    Always love your posts!! It’s awsome to have someone do the shopping for us to find all the great deals!

  53. Nice list! Love your good reminder of adding on for summer and fun.

  54. Great post on accessories, Tania! Loved to learn about the lipstick and the bamboo handbag! Look forward to your post every morning. It is part of my routine and brings me joy. Thanks for the Bible verse each day and for your smile. You are appreciated!

  55. Carol Pauley says:

    Great tips, love new ideas for summer fun! Your Talbot haul was great, especially the white on white. Love it!

  56. Sharon Neff says:

    I love that you wear scarves! I wear them all year as well, but have been told that they’re not in style as much anymore. They’re my style and I’ll keep on wearing them!

  57. Love that blue tie dye headband from J Crew!

  58. Francesca B says:

    Thank you Tania for the lovely post l bought the Chico’s bracelet as l have been thinking about it for a while and the sale price is great. Also enjoying your Instagram! Happy day 🙂

  59. I look forward to reading your blog every day!

  60. Love the kimono and headbands. It’s hot here and the kimono adds a little something b to an outfit with out being hot! I too love Chico jewlery!,

  61. Ginger Hiller says:

    I love wearing Ruanas to jazz up an outfit. I recently ordered two from Amazon and while I like them both, the one by Weiyan is my favorite. The fabric quality is great. Both of the, were under $35, so the price is definitely not going to break the bank. I also love handbags, and I really don’t mind changing them to work with my outfits. Your pup is adorable! Have a blessed day!

  62. I purchased the bamboo bag after I read an earlier post for a summer wedding. I received so many complements on it…mainly from MEN!! Even strangers in the elevator commented on it! I get such a mood lift when I carry it! So fun! Thanks!

  63. I just love this post. I was drawn in by that cute lead in picture in the email. Loved that look. But it was all great. I wear my stretchy I infinity scarves wrapped around twice to hold my hair back. Regular scarves move around too much. You know the puppy stole the show, right? What a sweetie!

  64. Rose Monty says:

    Thank you for sharing such terrific ideas for accessories. I tend to wear less accessories in the summer. Your suggestions look so nice, I may branch out a bit! Haha!

  65. Thank you for your hard work. I so enjoy getting your blog everyday. 🥳 Always encouraged and inspired. 🌼

  66. Carmona Adams says:

    I am 84 and live in a senior living facility. Believe it or not, I follow your suggestions, with a little tweaking, to accommodate my age, and I am known for my style. I dress for dinner each evening and enjoy knowing that I look good. I especially enjoy wearing a beautiful scarf and get lots of comments about my appearance. Thanks for all the suggestions.

  67. Anne Morrison says:

    I love all your choices! I am not tall enough for many ruanas (I am only 4’11”), but I do like the look! Love the scarves, too! I have a lot of crab scarves for summer, since I live in Maryland!

  68. A smile is the best accessory and so grateful to be currently maskless so that we can smile at each other. Sometimes all you need is a smile. 😁

  69. Nancy Norcross says:

    Your blog is one of my favorites. I look forward to reading it and love your style.

  70. Great variety of accessories covered as well as multiple price points! Thanks for #KeepingItReal

  71. Loved your Talbots haul on YouTube

  72. Loved todays post Tania. I so enjoy your ideas and reading about your faith, hubby and OUR challenges over 50🙄. Hope you have a great Thursday 😊

  73. Cheryl Mesler says:

    Thank you Tania for everything you share with us. I love your post. Your email is one of the first I read each day. Love all the photos and great ideas.

  74. Love, love all of your accessory ideas. Especially the sun glasses AND Miss Lucy!❤️

  75. Loved your accessories post! Best is accessory is definitely your smile, and of course, Ms. Lucy Lu!

  76. Linda Johnson says:

    This post about accessories is great. I love the headbands. I am going to try them as I have a similar haircut.

  77. I would also like to figure out headbands! They always look great on others but I can’t seem to get it right. They look great on you. It is so hot here in Texas that I definitely need to figure it out! Thanks for all your cute ideas.

  78. Mariann F Munson says:

    I love you site!! I came across it just a few days ago through Pinterest and have been addicted ever since. I feel like I’m having coffee talk with my Gurls and your suggestions are great and fun! Not to mention your daily quotes and psalms are inspiring.

  79. Great post on accessories – they are definitely important to add to any outfit. I am so glad you now have a youtube channel. I watch every video and anticipate the next one each week.

  80. Great post! Accessories do elevate the basics to the next level.

  81. Patti Hartje says:

    Loved this post with all of the “extras”

  82. Juliette L Depiro says:

    I agree with you regarding headbands. I think they look so cute on other people but my hair is so thick and coarse that it just poofs out.

  83. Lora Connaughton says:

    Love your style and have copied many of your outfits!!

  84. Tania
    I always look forward to your posts. I am 70 and your style and fashions are more appropriate for me than most fashion bloggers. I wear bright colors and your fashion tips and accessories add to the look.
    Thanks much.

  85. Fantastic tips nd some new (for me) ideas. Keep up the great work

  86. Tracy Abrahan says:

    I subscribed to you tube! Also, I would love to learn how to wear a headband. I have never been able to get it right. Is it band thickness or hair length or thickness that makes it work?

    Thanks!
    Tracy

  87. Love all the accessories!! Summer is quickly passing and I can’t wait for fall fashion!!

  88. Great post! I agree the right accessories can take an outfit from nice to fabulous!

  89. Great post! I think summer is the hardest time to accessorize because of the heat. I may have to give headbands a try–you look so cute in them!

  90. I just found 50 is not old today! It’s a great post I love the pictures and I am with you – I’d rather buy handbags and shoes!!

  91. So enjoy your blogs. Thanks for sharing your finds and beauty and fashion suggestions.

  92. Marcie W. says:

    Such a complete list of ways to accessorize your outfits. Lucy is so cute. Enjoy your posts very much. That straw bag is very nice and lovely.

  93. Kathleen Turpin says:

    Love the accessories and your posts!

    1. Wow that was a packed post. Everything was just right. I esp enjoyed the scarves. Love your shirt hair , too. Sassy and cute !

  94. I love accessories!! You are right they make a big difference in your look and are affordable and fun!!! Thanks for reminding us!!!

  95. Kimberly Lutz says:

    I absolutely love your style and this blog. I look forward to the daily email and post. The longer the better! 😉. Thank you!

  96. So many fun accessories!! Thanks for sharing💕

  97. Carla Pope says:

    I am a huge lover of scarves. I have an old ladder and curtain rod where I display all of my scarves for the season in a rainbow so I can easily grab one in a color that coordinates with my outfit. Also, I’m not afraid to mix patterns as long as the color palette is complimentary.

  98. Love accessories. It is always interesting to see how others use the various ones available.