The Adorable Sun Hat to Complete Your Beach Look Plus 4 More Things We Love

May 15, 2017
By Heather Jackson
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Boden Sun Hat

If you purchase one new accessory for the summer season, make sure it's an eye-catching sun hat. There are a plethora of styles to choose from — many with catchy phrases stitched onto the brim, or overflowing with bold patterns. My recommendation? This Boden Sun Hat with its bright cherry red and cotton candy pink rings. It's oversized, so the floppy brim will keep your whole face in the shade as you sit out and sunbathe. It complements most swimsuits, from a basic black halter to a cheerful floral two-piece. Make sure you pencil in plenty of beach time this summer; you'll want to wear this hat every chance you can get.

2AM Kiss Eau De Parfum

I'm used to smelling (and preferring to wear) perfumes that are solidly in one category or another: woody, floral, dessert. Derek Lam's 10 Crosby 2AM Kiss Eau De Parfum defies those categories and effortlessly blends notes that move through sweet caramel, crisp apple, crystalized amber, and a light, bright musk. For such a busy scent profile, it works seamlessly to create an intoxicatingly sexy perfume. Reserve a few spritzes for date night, or your nights out dancing with your girlfriends.

Margarete Knotted Micro Wedges

This fabulous pair of Margarete Knotted Micro Wedges by Shutz is outside of my comfort zone. I hate to admit it, but most of my shoe collection features several different shades of wear-with-everything neutral colors — taupe, tan, brown, black, cream, etc. Orange has never made the cut, even when I've branched out and bought the rogue pair of floral pattern flats or red leather sandals. But I think I'm ready for orange. The super chic Margarete sandal will immediately brighten up summer skirts, or even a cute pair of denim cut offs and a vintage tee. They're the type of shoe that looks like a one-trick pony, but ends up surprising you with their versatility.

Penelope V-Neck Dress

Hear me out before you write off this Rebecca Taylor Penelope V-Neck Dress because if its hefty price tag. You've already got three wedding invitations buried somewhere in your pile of opened mail. Instead of buying three different dresses — one for each set of nuptials and open bar receptions — spend a little more on one perfect frock. The Penelope dress can go from day to night with simple change of flats to heels, wavy tresses to romantic updo. You'll have the whole of wedding season covered with no mid-July panic that you have nothing to wear when the next set of invites flood you mailbox.

Jubilee Cuff

Featuring an inky black geode set in a geometric gold-plated setting, the Jubilee Cuff from BaubleBar adds an easy--yet striking — element to your outfit. Dress up that Amelia Dress from LuLaRoe you bought for work, or wear it with several bangles to bring some funky character to a pair of slim cut black cropped pants and a silk tank top. The cuff's low price point means you can shop around and find some coordinating statement earrings, or a long gold pendant to match.

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