Summer accessories?  Yes!  It is not over yet!  It’s not too late, we still have a bit of our beautiful summer left to enjoy, so why not do that with a few fun, fresh accessories?

Accessories are always a must but when it’s hot and humid out I don’t always feel like wearing something heavy or “sticky”…these are all so light and pretty. As a matter of fact…for those who know me, know that I love a necklace, a bag, even bracelets but I don’t very often wear earrings…in any weather really. It’s not that I don’t like them it’s just that I feel like I’m getting too “gussied up”…they just don’t feel like me. The other (bigger) problem is that in my heyday (ha!) in the 80’s I wore those very big, very heavy earrings that we all wore back then…and my poor earlobes suffered for it for sure…80’s fashion damage (but so worth it).  For that reason all the earrings I picked here are so light and made of natural materials that I don’t even realize I’m wearing them.

I had noticed a few standout items on Instagram and Pinterest and quickly realized everything I was liking (really loving!) were made from rattan and straw and even some were wood. All such simple materials… but yet make such unique, playful and perfect additions to your summer wardrobe. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, hats…yes, I have a real love for hats…don’t wear them often but still just can’t resist a cute one.

You can even just throw on a tank top and add one or two of any of these pieces and it will instantly elevate your look. Oh, and they also look fantastic with those maxi dresses I love!

The other great thing about these is even though you may not wear them year round I found such great deals that you won’t feel so bad getting a few!

So after quite a pleasurable and extensive QUEST I will now share with you some of my favorite affordable summery accessories:

**NOTE-you may notice that a lot of my picks are from Amazon…love the 2 day Prime delivery and low prices!


These are my number one favorite find…especially the natural color…goes with everything!


AMAZON- BVGA Woven Rattan Earrings Handmade -$9.99



AMAZON-Rattan Earrings for Women, Handmade earrings- $9.99


My “go to” bangle bracelet:


Just a couple light necklaces: (I love a good long tassel necklace!)


BALIBALI 8MM Wood Mala Bead Necklace Long Fashion Multicolor Tassel Charms Chain Necklace Handmade Beaded Pendant Necklace for Women Men - Google Search

Amazon- BaliBali 8mm Long Wood Bead Necklace-Natural- $9.99

BALIBALI 8MM Wood Mala Bead Necklace Long Fashion Multicolor Tassel Charms Chain Necklace Handmade Beaded Pendant Necklace for Women Men - Google Search

Amazon-BaliBali 8mm semi-precious stone wood bead long necklace-Wooden + Turqouise Howlite-$9.99

Check these out…super pretty and a great cause:

These bracelets and necklaces below are all from a company called SIMPLY FABULOUS JEWELRY. Simply Fabulous is a small business owned and operated by a group of teachers and 100% of the profits go toward purchasing classroom supplies, books, technology, and teacher resources. It’s really cute stuff and super inexpensive! (my picks are only $5.00!)

green bracelet

Simply Fabulous-Tropical Bliss- Green- $5.00

red bracelet

Simply Fabulous- Tropical Temptress-Red- $5.00


Simply Fabulous- Carribean Catch- Multi- $5.00


Here are a few bags I could not resist:

b00232e5e27831d52890eb45ac6abdee Time and Tru Straw Circle Tote- $11.00.  (I get a TON of comments/inquiries on this bag)



Amazon- Lukatu Straw Clutch Crossbody Envelope Bag- $9.99



Can’t forget those hats!



Amazon-CC Womens Paper Weaved Floppy Brim Sun Hat- $18.99



Amazon-Urban Boundaries Stretch Fit Paper Straw Fedora Hat- $14.50

OK, This is kind of a weird one…it isn’t jewelry but it surely is a necessary Summer Accessory! It’s great for several situations (sports, workouts, walking, etc) but really comes in handy for me for those horrid hot flashes 😦 (I’m actually wearing it right now as I’m sitting on my deck writing this blog) Very helpful accessory!



coco chanel

Don’t forget the wise words of Coco Chanel when it came to accessories:

“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory”




  1. Love them all!!!!! I’ve been wanting rattan/straw earrings!!!!!! They have them at Target that match that bracelet!!! I think I must go get them!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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