The only accessories you need this summer

It’s highly likely that these mainstays already hold pride of place in your collection of summer accessories. However, should you feel the need to hit the refresh button, our editor's picks are a good place to start. From the must-have sliders to the season's It bag, consider this your complete guide to successful summer accessorising.



1. Tan sliders

Carvela Koncern Mules 
This is the sandal that will go with every outfit in your wardrobe this summer - tan works equally well with other neutrals as it does with bright hues so pair with everything from white linen trousers to printed maxi dresses. 

Carvela, Koncern Mules, £99


2. Shades of sunset

Mulberry Small Bayswater Bag


A sartorial version of a summer sunset, the iconic Mulberry Bayswater bag has had a new-season makeover. We think it’s the perfect hue to match that weekend Aperol spritz you’re looking forward to.

Mulberry, Small Bayswater Bag, £895


3. Fancy flats

Kurt Geiger Priscilla Mules


Who knew flats could be so fancy? Pair these bejewelled beauties with romantic, floaty dresses for a cool and comfy approach to occasion dressing this summer, or throw on with a classic light wash jean and tee combination to dress up your daytime look. 

Kurt Geiger, Priscilla Mules, £129


4. Saddle bag

Head Over Heels Brianna Cross Body Day Bag


This summer calls for saddling up with a statement bag. Say hi to the Brianna, the asymmetric saddle bag that mirrors the iconic Dior IT bag of the ‘90s era at a fraction of the price.

Head Over Heels, Brianna Cross Body Day Bag, £33


5. Statement shades

Mulberry Kate Acetate Sunglasses


Classic with a hint of cat-eye and inspired by iconic It girl Kate Moss, the Mulberry Kate sunglasses were made to bring out your inner rock chick.

Mulberry, Kate Acetate Sunglasses, £190


6. White trainers

Tommy Jeans Classic Trainers


The white sneaker is indispensable in hot weather. It goes with everything from dresses to shorts and rompers and this season, there are a plethora of styles to accommodate all levels of activity, from jogging to socialising.

Tommy Jeans, Classic Trainers, £59.99


7. Straw bag

Polo Ralph Lauren Straw Tote


The must-have accessory of the summer, a chic straw bag is an easy way to inject some carefree holiday vibes into your closet. No longer just a beach-bound staple, a wicker accessory will cut it in a city setting too, we promise.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Straw Tote, £299


8. Block-heel sandals

Head Over Heels, Jiji Knotted Block Heels


The block-heel sandal is something of a summer no-brainer. With a firm nod to the '90s, this classic white pair combine comfort with the season's biggest trend; the barely-there sandal. 

Head Over Heels, Jiji Knotted Block Heels, £48


9. The pouch bag

Bottega Veneta Bottega Cloud Clutch


With celebrities, such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, almost never spotted without it (Rosie owns the bag in three different colourways), the Bottega Veneta Cloud bag has to be the It bag of the season.

Bottega Veneta, Bottega Cloud Clutch £1,730.00


10. Sculptural mules

Aldo Mauma Espadrilles


All hail the espadrille: the most hardworking summer shoe around. Starting with neoprene versions for playing in the surf and ending with dressed-up flatforms you can take out on the town.

Aldo, Mauma Espadrilles, £60