Upgrade Your Summer Look for $20 or LESS

affordable summer fashion accessories

Who says you need to empty your savings to look fly this summer? N-O-B-O-D-Y. With the right accessories you can update your summer look instantly and without having to refinance your home to do so. Check out some of my picks for summer accessories $20 or less.

affordable summer accessories

I’m currently OBSESSED with turbans and hair scarves (see my How to Tie a Turban video here) because they make the perfect summer accessory. I prefer lightweight oversized scarves because they can be tied into turbans, used as a sarong, worn as a wrap, or if you’re in NYC they can double as a light jacket or sorts for days when the weather is inexplicably chilly in June. I’m also into hair ties because they not only can they come in handy for bad hair days no matter your texture, but they also add something extra to your top knots, twist-outs, ponytails, and more.

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summer scarf
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Earrings are also a super easy way to upgrade your look. There’s tons of cute tassel styles out now, many of which are super affordable and can take a look from basic to FASHION.
tassel earrings
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inexpensive tassel earrings
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pom pom earrings
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Hats are another amazing way to upgrade your summer look. I like visors and other big-head/big-hair friendly hats like the ones pictured below. The one on the left is a few bucks north of $20, but if you’re someone who has trouble finding cute hats that fit, you might not mind.

straw visor hat
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Yes, there are SO many other lip colors, but a bold red (whether a blue-based red or an orange-based red) can instantly upgrade your outfit status instantly. See a TON of red lipstick swatches on dark skin here.

What did you buy or plan to buy for your summer wardrobe? Tell me in the comments!

About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, StyleBlazer.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.

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