Elevate Your Summer Look With the Perfect Accessory

Elevate Your Summer Look With the Perfect Accessory


We’ve always believed that accessories can take any outfit a notch higher. You can wear jeans, a t-shirt, maybe a light jacket and look presentable, but a pair of gold hoops can elevate your look in a snap. Many of us have mastered the art of dressing from the waist up since the era of endless Zoom meetings began, and it included a lot of accessorizing to look presentable in front of the camera. But now that we’re starting to wake up to better days, we’ve rediscovered the joys of getting ready, and to be honest, we absolutely cannot wait.

With the warm weather upon us, your summer wardrobe can use an accessory or two. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best pieces for a more stylish summer so you don’t have to. Stein Mart’s collection boasts an array of seasonal accessories, including sunglasses, scarves, sandals, garden hats, and handbags. Keep scrolling to check them out.


A woven bag can do you no wrong

Shop the Metallic Color Block Straw Jute Tote w/ Tassel, $96.95

These woven wonders became trendy a few years back, eventually making it to staple status after runways and high-street brands jumped in. Who can blame them? Basket bags are classy, feminine, and easy to style. Since most of them are designed as beach bags, they’re roomy and can hold a lot of items without losing their shape. There are small iterations that are just as chic, which are perfect for daily use.

You might like these:

Shop the Oversized Straw Circular Woven Jute Tote, $74.95
Shop the Straw Woven Cut Out Handle Jute Tote, $94.95
Shop the Striped Woven Straw Waist Belt Bag, $49.95
Shop the Straw Jute Beach Tote With Striped Canvas Handle, $48.00


SPF is good, but we need hats and sunglasses

Shop the Ribbon Straw Bucket Hat, $38.00

As much as we love to bask under the summer sun, SPF is still important. Sunscreens aside, we love sun hats and sunglasses when dressing up for any outdoor activity. They radiate a level of sophistication, making you feel like a true VIP because of their enigmatic appeal. Complement a maxi dress or even a relaxed pantsuit with either accessory and you are good to go.

You might like these:

Shop the Two Tone Buckle Straw Kettle Hat, $44.00
Shop the Color Block Straw Baseball Cap, $24.00
Shop the Asa Sunglasses, $64.95
Shop the Mason Sunglasses, $64.95


Sole purpose

Shop the Shaila Open Toe Woven Sandal, $59.95

The right footwear can create a strong base for any outfit. Strappy sandals, slides, and espadrilles are all worth noting, considering they’re comfortable and provide adequate support for long days. Also look for detailed touches such as braided straps, buckles, and cutouts, which give a stylish flair to a classic shoe. Wear them with linen pants and a flowy top for a laid-back look or with a midi dress.

You might like these:

Shop the Flat Lace Up Side Cut Espadrille Sandal, $57.95
Shop the Lorraine Buckle Slip-On Sandal, $59.95
Shop the Suede Ballet Flat With Cover Toe, $57.95


Chic carryalls to carry you through it all

Shop the Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 Travel Bag, $895.00

Whether or not you’ve planned for all those summer trips, there’s no such thing as packing too early. Your bag plays a major role in functionality and aesthetics, from luggage to cute totes. Opt for a vintage designer find if you want to amp up the style or a leather crossbody if you want something more practical but still stylish. There are also oversized totes that you can take to the beach, fitting all your essentials like towels, bathing suits, and more.

You might like these:

Shop the Champs 3-Piece Carrera Hardside Luggage Set, $428.95
Shop the Versa Leather Tote, $117.95
Shop the Sally Shoulder Bag, $65.95
Shop the Simonetta Leather Handbag, $91.95


We work hard, but scarves work harder

Shop the Long Soft Shawl Wrap Scarf, $50.95

Seriously, scarves are up there among the most versatile accessories for your wardrobe. They just work for any season because you can wear them in many different ways. This summer, we love styling a scarf either as a wrist wrap, headband, or bandeau top. If you’re feeling more creative, you can DIY an oversized scarf into a chic beach tote! You’ll be surprised to see how roomy it is, so have extra storage to lug your other essentials.

You might like these:

Shop the Rosalie Grey Lux Tassle Scarf, $24.95
Shop the Neema Blue Kimono Scarf, $34.00
Shop the Hermes Vent Portant II Scarf, $195.00


Finish strong and stylish

Shop the Sabi Horn Dainty Necklace, $70.95

We can’t finish this list without talking about jewelry. This season is all about statement pieces that can go with any outfit. Think pendant necklaces, thick hoops, and stackable rings. Easily spruce up a plain tee with drop earrings to make it elegant, or dress your neckline with a bib necklace for an evening look.

You might like these:

Shop the 3 Red Hearts Earrings, $39.95
Shop the Cubic Zirconia Diamond Tassel Earrings, $38.95
Shop the Kona Ring, $47.95
Shop the Lattice Necklace- Gold, $40.95


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