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Top three must have accessories this summer

Summer is the season for shorts and t-shirts, dresses and skirts, sandals and flip flops. Pleasant as these clothes are to wear, they leave little room for personalising a look and adding unique nuances to one’s style and appearance.

No matter how well-made and colourful that pair of shorts and oxford shirt, it’s never going to break through the sartorial glass ceiling and the wearer will always be consigned to the ranks of banality as those with similar styles. It’s therefore important to accessorise if standing out and making a statement is something you’re planning on doing. Small in size but huge in presence, accessories are the subtle signs that really curate a look and mould it to an individual’s personality.

With that in mind, we’ll take a look at a few accessories than can save you this summer.

A good pair of sunglasses can change your look entirely

Designer shades

A good pair of sunglasses can change your look entirely. Not only are they functionally practical by protecting your eyes from the sun, they also look great. However, finding the right pair can be quite a challenge. Careful consideration should be given to the shape of your face when deciding on the correct frame in order to determine the right style of glasses to enhance your features. With the tough part over, you can go about actually shopping for sunglasses. This varies from person to person depending on their preferences, but generally you’re going to want to find a renowned, reputable brand that’s known for luxurious quality and taste. With a wider variety of online retailers like Edel-Optics stocking brands such as Michael Kors, Ray-Ban and Tom Ford, you’ll never be at a loss when it comes to finding the perfect shades.

A stellar time piece

A watch is so much more than just a handy accessory, it’s a statement about yourself and an extension of your personality. It’s also the perfect way to add a subtle (or not so subtle) dash of taste to elevate any outfit. Finding the right watch is an expensive endeavour, and should be treated more as an investment than an impulsive purchase. Whether you’re going for something affordable like a Grayton or for a more high-end timepiece such as a Rolex, careful consideration should be given to the type of statement you’d like to make and the type of watch that matches your character.

Summer is finally here

A classic clutch

Ditch the massive handbag in favour of something smaller and refined. A clutch bag is the ideal companion for lightening your load while also looking svelte and refined. Hold it or strap it over your shoulder with a simple chain for a variation on the look and enhance any summer outfit. The variations here are endless so it’s up to you to find a model you like best, but online stores such as Farfetch are a great place to start.