How to Accessorize for Spring & Summer

Thursday, April 20, 2023
How to Accessorize for Spring & Summer

Are you ready to stand out from the crowd this spring and summer? Whether you’re wearing a new dress, a chic jumpsuit, or a flowy blouse, accessorizing is one of the easiest (and best) ways to add a little oomph to your trendy clothes.

But if you need some guidance on what accessories to pair with your outfit, we’re here to provide you with the top tips and tricks for creating your ultimate spring and summer look. From fashionable jewelry to the latest handbags, get ready to accessorize and make every season your own!

Types of Accessories

When dressing for summer or spring and you’re looking for that ‘it’ factor to complete your outfit, accessories are the way to go. And the best part? Your options are endless. From stylish necklaces and rings to belts and scarves, you can experiment with different accessories to enhance your outfit.

But before you head out the door, we’re here to break down the four main types of accessories that can tie your look together. With the right combination of pieces, you can upgrade your personal style, whether you’re going for an elegant or subtle look, in a matter of seconds.


Who doesn’t love a little glitz and glamour? Whether you’re running a quick errand or heading out on a warm summer night, the right jewelry piece can completely elevate your look and make a strong, fashionable impression.

If you’re wearing all neutral colors, consider wearing a stylish pair of hoops to add a little pop of color. Or, if you’re showing off a new blouse, you can’t go wrong with a pendant necklace to highlight your neckline.

Just imagine how a simple addition of trendy jewelry can bring a little more life to any plain outfit. Whenever you pick the perfect piece, you’ll add the finishing touch to your look, making you look and feel your best. So before you step away from the mirror, have fun with your jewelry and see how you can mix and match all types of pieces to achieve the aha moment we all desire.

How to Accessorize for Spring & Summer


When you start to feel those cool spring and summer breezes at night, a shawl is a perfect addition to help keep you chic, warm, and comfortable. With so many colors, designs, and patterns to choose from, accessorizing with a shawl allows you to bring some detail to your outfit. 

Better yet, you can accessorize them in multiple ways and cater them to multiple styles. You can wear them like a scarf around your neck or wrap them around your arms and shoulders to keep warm. Perfect over a fun dress or to pair with jean shorts and a casual blouse, a shawl is a fun  and easy way to complement your personal style.


When you’re out and about during the spring and summer, no look is truly complete without the perfect bag at your side. Whether you're opting for a classic clutch, a cross-body, or a trusty tote, a purse is a great and convenient way to upgrade your outfit. 

And with so many designs, colors, and materials to choose from, you can have fun picking the perfect purse to match your style. All said and done, a handbag is much more than a place to keep your keys, wallet, and gloss. So, be sure to take the time to find the one that fits your style and makes you feel confident and prepared for anything the day may throw your way.


Looking for something to protect you from the sun and add a little ‘wow’ to your outfit this summer season? A stylish hat might just be the perfect accessory for you. Whether you’re going on vacation, heading to a baseball game, or going out for a casual cup of coffee with your neighbor, a hat is a simple, stylish, and effortless way to elevate your look.

And if you’re looking to add a little extra flair to your hat style, consider hair clips or wearing a hat that’s adorned with fun details or trimmings that bring out your personality. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns, or add some embellishments to truly make the hat your own!

How to Accessorize Your Style

Now that you know what types of accessories you can add to your look, it’s time to consider how to mix and match them with your outfit. From colors to patterns, we’re here to help you bring your A-game when it comes to accessories.


The first style tip is to know the power of color and its ability to bring any outfit to life. The best part about all types of accessories, is they often come in all types of colors. If you’re looking to liven up a neutral outfit, go for accessories that are bold in vibrant in color, like our turquoise stone jewelry. But if you’re leaning more towards a subtle look, play it safe with a neutral-colored shawl or simple gold or silver stud earrings.


When the sun is shining, so can you and your outfit! Accessories like bracelets or earrings that feature metallic tones or details can help tie your look together. Bright, reflective pieces like gold, rose gold, and silver can enhance any neutral or colorful outfit.


Next up, patterns. Patterned scarves and bags are the perfect way to add in those final details and make a statement. Animal prints, florals, and abstract designs can add texture, style, and dimension to any outfit and for any occasion.

How to Accessorize for Spring & Summer

Top Tips for Accessorizing Outfits All Season Long

When you don’t have to worry about winter layers and coats covering your accessories, picking them out and styling them with your cute spring outfits is all the more exciting. But, how can you accessorize different types of outfits to keep you looking and feeling your best all summer long? Not to worry, we’ve got some quick tips you can bring to your wardrobe.

  • Casual outfits: While easy to put together, these types of outfits can be tricky to accessorize! A good rule of thumb is to avoid overwhelming your casual outfit with too many accessories. So, be sure to focus on making one statement accessory stand out. Options like stud earrings or a bracelet with glimpses of color are perfect for any casual outfit and outing.
  • Formal Outfits:  From weddings to fancy dinners, there are plenty of ways to accessorize a formal outfit. Consider adding a piece of eye-catching jewelry to bring just the right amount of glamour to your look. Whether you choose classic pearls or something edgier like a statement necklace, you can curate the perfect combination between chic and classy. And if your formal event is outdoors, don’t forget to bring a lightweight shawl to cover your shoulders in case those cool summer winds start to roll in.
  • Business Outfits: Whether you work from home or commute to an office every day, accessories are the perfect way to create a sophisticated look in the summer. Why not add the chic look of a shawl? Or perhaps the flair of some fun dangle earrings? And if you are heading to the office, make sure to pack all your essentials in the perfect bag. Pick a stylish tote from our selection to tie your outfit together. And while you may not want to wear a hat in the office, there’s nothing wrong with wearing one on your commute.

Regardless of the outfit you’re wearing, accessories are always a fun way to spruce up your style. With so many patterns, spring colors, and designs to choose from, the fashion world is your oyster when it comes to picking a piece that resonates with you. And with Karen Kane, you’re sure to dress to impress with our collection of fashionable accessories.

Stand Out with Karen Kane Accessories

Summer is the perfect time to get creative with your accessories, and Karen Kane has the perfect chic women’s clothes to make your style (sun)shine this season. From colorful jewelry to stylish shawls and eye-catching hats, these pieces will surely make you stand out in the crowd.

Not only are accessories easy and fun to mix and match, but they can truly be an expression of your personality. So, why wait to bring your style to life? Check out our collection of cute accessories at Karen Kane today!

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