It’s such a relief when summer finally arrives. It’s easier to enjoy life. And it’s easier to put together outfits, too. Gone are the days when you have to struggle to look fashionable while wearing a parka and trekking boots. With summer outfits that are easy and breezy, you get to play with summer accessories. And here are five that we’re loving lately.

Straw bags

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This little bag is quintessential summer. It’s lightweight, lined and a fashionable accessory for casual and dressy nights alike.

Block heel mules

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Whether you wear pink velvet mules or blue suede shoes, you’ll be perfectly in tan and did we mention – comfortable? The shorter, block heel makes these shoes walking-friendly.

Geometric earrings

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This summer, the earring trend is all about modern and minimal geometry. So, pick your perfect shape and wear it in your favorite metal. Silver and gold triangles, circles and oblongs are definitely in.

Smaller sunnies

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You don’t have to hide your pretty face behind enormous sunglasses anymore. This year, the look is veering towards smaller shades, like these Small Cat Eye sunglasses from ASOS.

Belt bags

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If you love to go hands-free, this belt bag is a big improvement on the infamous fanny pack. Now, your phone, wallet and lip gloss are within arms reach in a stylish little bag that doubles as a fashionable belt.

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