(Now that was a long title) I guess it´s safe to say that I’ve been wearing on repeat several pieces that I now consider my personal must-haves.
When people who never notice anything fashion related start telling you that you´ve been wearing a lot the same pieces, I guess it´s safe to say that you´ve found your personal must-haves. I´ll probably be (over)packing them for summer vacations as well.
I must confess I´ve never seen so many different retro sunglasses in one season. Remember when EVERYONE had a pair of Ray Ban´s wayfarer? That was the time I got my Ray Ban´s Clubmaster. You know, ´cause someone had to be different. Next year everyone had them as well. That marked an entire season. But now we are assisting to a comeback of many different retro styles. From white round to colored lenses, that´s THE accessory to make you feel instantly cooler. Go on, re-create that Kurt Cobain iconic photo. My white sunnies are from Mango, they were love at first sight because they remind me of an old photo of my grandma wearing a very similar pair of sunnies.
This is probably the most Instagrammed (is this a word?) accessory of the season. I had this little round bag under my eyes for a while, hoping to get it on sales. She was nowhere to be seen online or in the stores. Then, on the most depressing day of my semester, I went to Zara and there she was. The last one on the shelf. We have been living happily ever since.
The bigger one I occasionally steal from my mom and style it with a scarf to match my outfit. I know it’s a classic beach bag, but since I´m not that much of a beach fan, I love wearing it in the city.
Why do you need a straw bag this summer? You can wear it everywhere unless you´re going to a cocktail party, it´s the easiest bag to style because it goes so well with all those typical summer clothes, you´ll never get bored of that bag because it´s seasonal.
I´m a hat person. It solves bad hair days, it gives that retro touch, it protects you from burning your brains in the summer and helps you face humidity during those awful rainy days. This is an old one from Natura and the black bow was a little DIY. Apart from a tracksuit, straw hats go with everything from tees&jeans to pretty dresses. Plus they add that instant “I’m on vacations” look.
Minimals will wear them with plain tees. Bold people with graphic prints. Either way, everyone is loving statement earrings (just read it here). Apart from getting stuck in my curls, I´m also a fan. Usually, I wear them with my hair up in a bun or ponytail and with basically everything. After seeing some of your inspiring photos on Instagram I decided I didn´t have enough earrings and bought the last pair on Bershka (I know, right? It was a surprise to me as well.).
You´ve seen them on my Instagram a lot and – spoiler alert – you will keep seeing them. More than earrings, during hot summer days there is nothing that I love more than wearing delicate necklaces. Most of the times I barely remember they´re hanging on my neck (which makes them perfect for this awful heat) yet they´re there, keeping me fashionable. This one was kindly sent to me by Aphrodite and it adds that cool boho chic vibe. I love the fact that it looks two necklaces yet it´s just one with layers.
And because you have to think outside the box, I styled it in two different ways. In the first one (as seen in the picture) I didn´t close the necklace clasp and just wrapped the necklace around my neck so it looks like a little choker and a bigger necklace. How to style delicate necklaces like a cool girl? Wear them with a tee, for sure. And make sure they´re not hiding. Also, summer necklines are perfect to show this kind of jewelry and the more the merrier.
How to style delicate necklaces like a cool girl? Wear them with a tee, for sure. And make sure they´re not hiding. Also, summer necklines and off shoulder pieces are perfect to show this kind of jewelry. Remember the more the merrier.
I´d love to hear all about your accessories´ must haves and your opinion on mine, so see you in the comment section 😉
Disclaimer: the necklace was given to me by Aphrodite. Styling and opinions are my own.
Ok so I want every one of these pieces!!!
I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of retro sunnies but I have a large face haha and can’t pull of the smaller ones! This white pair look amazing on you!
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You always have the best sunnies! Thank you so much for your kind words dear!
Have a lovely day!
YES to it all!!!! I finally bought myself two nice straw hats and I’m so happy that I did!
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Straw hats are a must, right? Thank you for stopping by Joti!
Tenho todos menos os óculos! Não tenho conseguido encontrar e acho tão giros!
Os brincos já comprei, mas usar é outra história 😀 Dão mesmo um toque diferente e ainda estou a estudar qual a ocasião indicada.
Adoro as tuas peças!
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Olá Cátia 😊
foram um achado na Mango… eram o último par, tiveram mesmo de vir 😅 fico à espera de ver como os vais usar 😘
Tem um óptimo dia,
Wow my dear , what a wonderful summer must have list honey!!! I definitely need a pair of statement earrings xo xo !!! And I’m totally agree with you -all this pieces are extremely on point ✅✅✅✅✅ have a wonderful day my dear
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My dearest Julia, thank you for your lovely comment. Statement earrings are a must! I’m sure they will look beautiful on you dear! Have a lovely day ❤️
I love your straw bags! Both of these are amazing and something my wardrobe is missing… I also love the leather saddle bag–it has so much minimalist chic! The white glasses fit you to the t and I am all about earrings as well!
I love all these personal style essentials. Retro sunnies and statement earrings definitely add to your unique signature look! Happy August, gorgeous!
Loving all of your essential SS 2017 Accessories. As for the Zara bag – I have been looking for one of those bags too – and continue to keep my eyes open for one. The August Vogue shows a lovely one from Hemp and Wicker…
My dear Filipa,
I really love every single item of this post. I know that I always get a big portion of inspiration on your page. It seems like we have very similar aestehetic feeling. Love minimal style and I would wear this look on exactly same way as you! btw. the striped blouse is the best! Keep it up my dear. Greets Martina
Adorei o post!!
Concordo completamente com todas as escolhas que fizeste!
I love all of these summer essentials. Great picks!
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Great essentials Filipa and gorgeous collages as always! Cant agree more – all of them are real must haves this summer! I am so in love with that small cutest straw bag =) Love retro sunnies too, but somehow doesnt like myself in them, don’t know why =) Many kisses!
First of all, I love your whole post. Everything is so pretty. And I’m a big fan of this white retro sunglasses. This accessoires gives every outfit this extra special touch.
You did it so great. Thanks for sharing it.
Have a great day my dear.
xx, Andrea – Strawberries n Champagne