Fashion & Accessories

By Alexandra Taylor

Nothing says summer like bright hues and vibrant patterns. Pack away the drab and dull winter wardrobe and opt for a brighter and more valiant you. We at Beauty News NYC are firm believers in expressing ourselves through what we wear, and what better way to welcome summer than adding a splash of color and sporting these chic fashion accessories.

Bold-Hued Bags:

Brighten your day and outfit with a bold accent. Pick a fun color and appropriate sized bag that will complement yet not overwhelm your overall look. The summer saddle bag is all the craze this season and a pop of color updates the classic silhouette. See by Chloe’s leather shoulder bag in lemon will perfectly accentuate your favorite summer neutrals. Available at Anthropologie’s Mini Legacy Shoulder Bag perfectly combines classic styling with a modern sensibility. The beautiful constructed bag is available in a zesty orange or bright pink hue and even offers custom monogramming for heritage appeal.

Woven Accents:

Artisan woven accessories are a big hit this season and can be found in the collections of the most revered designers. From intricately woven belts, to satchels and platforms, these finely crafted accessories have an authentic and at times vintage feel, ideal for pairing with many summer looks. Dolce & Gabbana’s woven raffia belt features rustic brown leather trim, pairing well with an easy A-line skirt or worn over a printed blouse for a perfectly cinched silhouette. Marc by Marc Jacobs’ preppy straw shoulder bag is woven from seagrass and trimmed in neon orange PVC. The versatility of the bag will take you from the beaches of the Hamptons to the city streets. Add a bit of bohemian-edge to your wardrobe with another Marc by Marc Jacobs’ favorite. The woven leather platform sandal juxtaposes two textures and a bold cutout wedge making for a unique statement heel. All accessories available at


These graphic and bold linear designs merge minimalist qualities with a modern feminine edge. The color blocked construction and multiple straps of the BCBG Destin Wedge create the perfect complement to your summer-chic style. Available at For a bold statement piece, look no further than the shiny 12-kart gold-plated Bib Necklace from Kate Spade. A double stand of pearlized baubles makes for an eye-catching accessory. Available at

Originally published May 2012
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