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How to Accessorize any Summer Outfit

Los Angeles Style Blogger wearing Who What Wear Gingham Pants and & Other Stories Sweater

Spring Outfit featuring Gingham pants and a straw bag

Yellow Knit Sweater with Gingham Skinny Pants, Converse Sneakers, and Straw Basket Bag

How to Accessorize any Summer Outfit

Jeans and a Teacup wearing Yellow top with gingham

Vintage Style Blogger wearing Eyelet Sweater, Gingham Pants and Straw Basket

If you are wondering what accessories you should pick up this summer that will go with EVERY outfit – wonder no more! I’ve found the perfect pieces that are affordable AND versatile.

The first is a straw basket bag (or really, any woven bag). A straw bag just screams SUMMER, amiright?! It reminds me of picnics and vacations to tropical destinations. Plus, the natural color of the straw/rattan/raffia/wicker means that it will go with any outfit. I picked up this one because I’m obsessing over French style right now and all the French girls seem to be carrying these basket bags. It’s often called a Jane Birkin Basket because the actress made it famous back in the 70’s. I chose a similar, but slightly different, style with a drawstring liner because I felt the contents would be a little more secure that way.

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The next must have item for summer is a coin pendant necklace. I’ve always been a fan of simple gold jewelry and the “coin” element gives it a cool vintage vibe. You can literally wear this type of necklace with any outfit. I’m wearing mine with a more casual outfit today but if you remember my last post, I was wearing a wrap dress with a similar pendant necklace. I picked this Cloverpost necklace up during the Shopbop sale and sadly, it’s sold out now. But there are a lot of coin pendant necklace options – especially on etsy.

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Like I said, the basket bag and the pendant necklace are so versatile and can go with any outfit. Recently, I wore a similar woven bag and pendant necklace with a wrap dress. And for this look, I dressed it down with a pair of sneakers.

I have to mention my pants and top for a quick second. These gingham pants are fun, comfy and affordable at under $30! I don’t usually go for printed pants but gingham is such a cute print for spring/summer and I couldn’t resist. I picked up this summer knit in light yellow because I feel like this color is the perfect compliment to the black and white gingham.

Outfit Details:
& Other Stories Top
Who What Wear Collection Pants
Converse Sneakers
Lulu’s Basket Bag
Cloverpost Necklace (similar)
Carolina Lemke Sunglasses

If you want more fashion inspiration for basket bags and pendant necklaces, check out my Pinterest board!

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  1. Yellow is definitely the color of the season, such a happy and refreshing color. Also, you can’t go wrong with gingham. It’s such a beautiful classic. These two definitely makes a gorgeous combo, and you’re absolutely rocking it dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com