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The Top Bags, Hats & Sunnies for Spring and Summer!

April 5, 2019

By:

Erin Schrader

Disclosure: Thank you Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post.

Accessories – the real statement in every outfit. I love how a simple pair of earrings, a colorful clutch or a bold new bag can bring an outfit to life in 3 seconds flat. Take your go-to white tee and jeans and throw on a hot pair of sunnies or a colorful pump and that once simple outfit goes from zero to hero instantly.

As you may or may not know, myself and a few girls from the LIY team ventured off to Savannah, GA last week to shoot our upcoming Gibson x LIY Spring Garden Party Line [launching April 23rd, exclusively at Nordstrom]! As we started prepping and planning for the outfits we were going to shoot, we started creating our all-star lineup of spring and summer accessories to pair with each of the outfits to help make the collection come to life! From sunglasses to handbags, clutches and hats – we’ve got you covered for all of the latest and greatest accessories for spring and summer!

Today I thought it would be fun to bring you that line-up of accessories that truly worked with 60+ outfits! Hint: If you plan on shopping the Gibson x LIY collection, you may want to get your hands on a few of these sure to match accessories beforehand. Additionally, if you keep scrolling you may just see a sneak peek [or four] of the collection! To keep our shopping list simple and for one easy checkout, we purchased everything from Nordstrom as they are my one-stop shop for nearly all of my purchases. I love that they have a HUGE variety of accessories for every budget and of course, their free shipping [and returns!] helps buy without any internet regret. Without further ado, I present to you my favorite accessories for spring and summer!

Let’s start with the real showstoppers of the group – handbags! There are a few trends that I am loving right now, starting with this whole take on changing up the shape of the bags that we carry! Including, the bucket bag

Sole Society Nikole Woven Bucket Bag

The bucket shape is adorable while also very convenient for carrying all of your goods. When I spotted this cutie I knew it had to make the trip with us to Savannah and on my trip to Gulf Shores, AL! Nothing screams spring and summer more than this little bucket of happy.

Speaking of buckets, how cute is this Vince Camuto Zane Leather Bucket Bag? Between the white leather and braided handle, it’s equal parts classy and sassy for any outfit you’re trying to spice up.

Vince Camuto Zane Leather Bucket Bag // Ray-Ban Classic Clubmaster 51mm Sunglasses

Keeping the different shapes afloat, this Sole Society Palermo Canteen Faux Leather Circle Crossbody Bag is making me love circles more than I ever have before.

Sole Society Palermo Canteen Faux Leather Circle Crossbody Bag

And that floral pattern? OH. MY. GOODNESS. You can pair this bag with any solid color top or bottoms and it’s sure to pop! Did somebody say Garden Party?!

Let’s shift our focus to the ever growing straw or bamboo bags. This Vince Camuto Bayne Bamboo Handbag will literally go with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. Guaranteed. The texture that this bag offers is sure to add a unique element to any outfit!

Vince Camuto Bayne Bamboo Handbag

Time to go on a little straw frenzy! I hope that the straw bag trend doesn’t go anywhere soon as it is super versatile! It’s a great take on adding a neutral bag that adds texture and fun to your outfit, specifically during the summer months. We purchased two for the photoshoot and it’s hard for me to pick a favorite! First up – this Billabong Had Me at Aloha Straw Crossbody Bag

Billabong Had Me at Aloha Straw Crossbody Bag

I love that you can carry it as tote or as a crossbody! If you’re trying to keep things hands free, this one could be a great option for you!

Secondly, this Billabong x Sincerely Jules Keep It Simple Woven Shoulder Bag which I am quite obsessed with. I love the two tone color and the circle shape that it has.

Billabong x Sincerely Jules Keep It Simple Woven Shoulder Bag

It’s also lined which is nice so that the inside doesn’t shed straw and keeps your lip gloss so fresh and so clean, clean.

Now, onto clutches. We all know that clutches are a perfect go-to for events! With our collection being event focused, taking a few clutches with us was key. I love to lighten the color palette for seasonal handbags and clutches so when we spotted this ivory Sole Society Adelina Faux Leather Ruffle Clutch we knew it would be a great option to pair with our pieces!

Sole Society Adelina Faux Leather Ruffle Clutch

Nothing screams warm weather than a bright captivating white. This BP. Faux Leather Circle Clutch is the perfect shade of summer in my opinion! It is sure to stand against any outfit in the best way possible!

BP. Faux Leather Circle Clutch

Now that we’ve talked about all things bags, let’s move upwards to hats & sunnies! Two easy accessories to throw on that can make a big difference!

First up, this Sole Society Wide Brim Straw Hat.

Sole Society Wide Brim Straw Hat

If you love a structured hat, this is a great option for you. Hats can sometimes be overwhelming, this one isn’t.

If you prefer a little less structure, this BP. Bow Band Floppy Straw Hat provides a floppier fit and I love the large bow band wrapped around [Hamptons, here you come ;)]

BP. Bow Band Floppy Straw Hat

Last but not least, sunnies! If you’re future is lookin’ bright, you may need to slip on one of these…

First up, the Ray-Ban Classic Clubmaster 51mm Sunglasses. These are such a classic shape and I can’t get over the tortoise trim with the gold detail. The clubmaster shape isn’t overwhelming on the face so if you have a smaller face frame, these could be a great option for you!

Ray-Ban Classic Clubmaster 51mm Sunglasses

Last but certainly not least, these MARC JACOBS 54mm Sunglasses. If you prefer a little more frame with a little larger shade, this classy pair will keep the sun out of your eyes while stepping up your eyewear game.

MARC JACOBS 54mm Sunglasses

There we have it – the season’s hottest accessories, all from Nordstrom! Be sure to check them out for even more options to rock all spring and summer long! Stay tuned for April 23rd to see these accessories come alive with the Gibson x LIY Spring Garden Party Collection! I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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