bebe.com PCD Tart Cheetah Cami
- 56.00 USD
by Anna Yu
One of the biggest summer wardrobe challenges is how to keep cool with a tank and shorts or a breezy sundress but also have some added visual interest without adding heavy layers. The easy answer to this summer fashion conundrum is to add a scarf! No, I'm not talking about the heavy knits from winter. Instead, I'm thinking about light scarves in silk, cotton, or linens in bright colors that can be tied around the handles of your purse and then wrapped around your neck when it gets chilly at night. With any seasonal accessory, I like to spend as little as possible so I was able to find 10 summer scarves under $25. One of my favorite finds is the Pins and Needles Forest Oblong Scarf from UrbanOutfitters since it's large enough to drape over your shoulders or even use as a impromptu picnic blanket. For something more decorative go for the Brazen Chain Trim Infinity Jersey Scarf for an alternative to a chunky necklace. Take a look at my slideshow to see more scarves fit for summer!
News flash: ankle-wraps aren't just for ballet pointe shoes! Aside from the possibility of some rather "unique" tan lines, wrap sandals make for super-cute summer footwear, especially when it comes to accessorizing bare legs while you're rockin' a pair of short shorts or your favorite denim mini. Add height (and a bit of embellishment too) with a pair of ankle-wrap espadrille wedges like this Colin Stuart pair, or opt for some slightly more casual flats like these Jeffrey Campbell Batik sandals, which still pack quite a punch with their bright dyed print! Or to hit up the summer parties after the pool, these silk wrap sandals from Bebe put a sexy, dressy spin on the trend! Be careful when choosing the right pair, though -- ankle wraps in general have the tendency to shorten legs, so unless you're gifted with long, lean, supermodel-worthy legs, make sure to choose a style and color that's flattering! After all, if they're not making your calves look killer, what's the point? Scope out the slideshow for a selection of my favorite wrap sandals!