The best fashion accessories for a vacation can update your holiday style, keeping you up to date with trends without needing to buy a whole new wardrobe. By choosing new fashion accessories, you leave yourself with more spending money whilst you are away and it’s better for the environment as it cuts unnecessary waste.
Wherever you’re on vacation, reworking your outfits can be simply achieved with a new hat, a pair of sunglasses, an item of jewellery or an on-trend bag.
A dainty ring can go unnoticed, and if a pendant is kept covered by your top, your jewellery will have little impact on helping you shine on vacation. Be on-trend with jewellery that makes a statement and will draw in compliments.
Floral jewellery, particularly earrings, has taken the fashion world by storm, with bold colours across the spectrum. Layered earrings work well, though require more piercings. Alternatively, combine diamonds, colour and 24k gold earrings for a look that will get you noticed. Laboratory diamonds work well as it is almost impossible to know they are not real.
A multilayered shell bracelet complete with gold links and clasp will add a bohemian feel to your look.
Wicker and shell basket bag
A straw basket bag is perfect for any beach vacation. Go retro with a straw bag with a cowrie shell and tassel trim design with enough space to store all you need for the beach. A cotton lining and zip will keep the sand out.
Geometric clutch bag
Geometric patterns are on-trend and make an impact against a little black dress. Try a bohemian style delicately woven from soft cotton or one with embellishments to really stand out in the crowd. These are an easy way to update an outfit without taking up precious luggage space. Add a beaded shoulder strap to a plain clutch bag for a different look that adds some shine when out in the evening.
Abaca bucket bag
Your bag can be a conversation starter not just because it looks good, but because it makes a statement from the material from which it is made. An abaca bucket bag is both silky and translucent in a neutral colour that will lift any warm-weather ensemble. Abaca is a species of banana that is highly durable, flexible and resistant to saltwater damage, making it perfect for your beach holidays.
A wide-brimmed natural straw hat with a contrasting ribbon and oversized bow is fashionable whether you are on holiday in the Hollywood Hills or Bali. To make an elegant statement, go retro with a wide brim hat in black with tan leather trim and gold buckle for a touch of luxury.
Barrettes and hair brooches are perfect for adding something special to an evening look, but they also add a touch of finesse to an everyday outfit. Gemstones, pearls, bows and florals are just some of the feminine touches you can choose from. A diamanté-embellished shell on a gold-tone fastening creates a perfect statement accessory to tousled beach waves.
When it is no longer time to wear a summer hat, a plush velvet headband encrusted with shells and pearls that will really make you shine on holiday. Consider a headband made from twisted loops completely covered in beads that look like tiaras.
A simpler woven patterned cotton headband will enhance any beach aesthetic when worn with free-flowing dresses. For unusual designs, look for fairtrade brands actively working alongside women worldwide to improve their quality of life through access to healthcare and education.
Article written in collaboration with Rebecca Miller (Becca).