Attention Fashionistas! It’s only a matter of days before Summer officially arrives. While we’re in countdown mode, it’s not too late to add new accessories to your wardrobe. Here are 5 top accessories for the Summer:
1. Temporary designer tattoos
Have you ever wanted a tattoo but the thought of having a needle etch a design into your skin made you squeamish? Well, maybe a designer temporary tattoo is just the thing for you. There’s a wide range of designs to choose from. Want a diamond on your finger without the ring? Want to wear a heart-shaped pendant without a chain? You can with these decorative images that you can place anywhere on your body. The inks are soy-based and are not harmful to your skin. The tattoos stay on for about five days. So, when you get bored with one design, you can choose another.
What’s colorful, light and makes for a fun accessory? Feathers. Feathers are truly a summer delight. Whether you’re dressed up or dressed down, there’s a feather to fit your wardrobe. A wispy pink or yellow feather goes well as a bracelet for those casual days when you’re heading to lunch with friends. A feather-decorated bronze or vintage style bracelet is great for your after-hour events. Feathers aren’t just for jewelry. Add feathers to your bags, even your shoes. One feather can go a long way!
3. Ribbon headbands
Headbands are not just for little girls. There’s a headband available to match any summer outfit and any type of hair length. Try a beaded and ribbon headband for a retro look. Turn heads with a rainbow-colored ribbon headband. Ribbon headbands are a great complement to your summer hairdo.
4. Retro Black-and-White Checkerboards
Whether it’s shoes, handbags, caps or jewelry, black and white are the colors for any accessory. The black-and-white checkerboard designs are a throwback to the 1950s-era kitchen floors or malt shops. Try checkerboard slip-on skate shoes for casual wear; use your checkered stilettos for dress-up. The accessories also go great with any black-and-white checkerboard outfit that you wear.
5. Go “Glad” With Knee-high Sandals
Most people think of sandals as low-heeled, open-toed shoes. Well, they are for the most part. But if you’re going for a unique summer look, then “gladiator” sandals are for you. What are glad sandals? Imagine knee-high fashion boots with little material around the ankle or leg area and mostly open around the foot, and you have a gladiator sandal. Don’t want knee highs? Then try mid-length instead. Whatever the length, get in step and get “glad.”Summer is a time for fun and you can show your fun side by the accessories. Try placing a temporary designer tattoo on your back of a tic-tac-toe board and let your friends ink the “X”s and “O”s. Talk about out-of-the-ordinary fun.
Remember, whatever you do, be unique, be you and don’t forget to accessorize. Happy Summer!
Free-lance artist and author Molly Pearce researches and writes about fashion subjects ranging from diamonds to the recent temporary tattoo trend. Tattoo You is an online forum for the artistic creation and enjoyment of the experience of high end temporary tattoos.