Summer is upon us. Whether we are ready for it or would rather delay the process, we have no choice but to accept rising warm temperatures and humidity. In the blink of an eye, sweltering heat will surround us. Many evenings are even smothered in a blanket of humidity and pestering mosquitos. I find summer fashion a bit tricky. It’s the time of year when we can wear less, however, clothing options in department stores and boutiques are severely lacking. Wearing the wrong weight of cotton leads to buckets of sweat. Yet restaurants often overcompensate the heat by cranking down the air conditioner to an unbearable temperature. I’ve been known to keep a spare sweater with me in the summer in case I enter a freezing cold establishment. Suffice it to say, I struggle a bit with summer clothing choices.
What I do love about summer fashion are the accessories! From cute flip-flops to sun hats, there is an abundance of fresh and colorful accessories in both brick-and-mortar stores and also online. I’m a huge fan of online shopping. Shopping on your laptop is much easier than driving to an out of date mall. It’s going to be hard for shopping malls to keep up in this digital age. Some of the biggest department stores are losing money because consumers no longer feel the need to turn to brick-and-mortar stores for purchases. Now when shoppers see a product they like on Instagram, all it takes is three clicks and it’s at your doorstep in a very short amount of time. The internet makes shopping much less complicated. Accessories are my favorite product to browse and shop online. My browser’s bookmark bar is filled with online boutiques catering to the accessories lover.
The top accessories I order online are handbags and iPhone cases. I’ve written about this before, but I love iPhone cases. Over the past three years I’ve amassed a rather large collection of designer iPhone cases. One day I will post a picture of the custom cabinet made specifically for all of my iPhone cases. I’ve been known to change my iPhone case several times a day. And what girl doesn’t love handbags? If you don’t like handbags then we can’t be friends. My handbag closets are well known to many fashionables. I’m happy to show them off to friends and editors because so much work went into making it the perfect place to store all of my bags and small leather goods. I’ve found that iPhone cases are the perfect companion to handbags. After all, most of us store our iPhones inside of whatever handbags we happen to be carrying. Summer is the perfect season to indulge in accessories. Stylish leather handbags and designer iPhone cases are abundantly displayed on many websites. In the middle of winter is the time I like to plan my summer accessory wardrobe. The summer is a time where I indulge my love of pattern and color a bit more. I often accessorize with a handbag that is not monochromatic and an iPhone case with a bright pattern. When planning your summer accessories, don’t forget that designer iPhone cases are just as important as what you are carrying. Indulge in both!