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5 Timeless Summer Accessories to Add to Your Wardrobe

Honey Good shows off her summer accessories in her well-organized closet

I believe any accessory is an investment in your look, but summer accessories, in particular, are the cat’s meow!

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On Instagram, I noticed many of you asking about the summer accessories I use to add color and fun to my wardrobe. I decided I would dedicate this post to a few items I thought you all might like for the coming season. After all, accessories are the cat’s meow!

When buying accessories, I always remember one thing—I am purchasing them to last a lifetime. That means that they will never go out of style, my darlings. When you shop for summer accessories, think of them as investments, as things you will cherish and wear forever.

You know I think of style, never fashion, believe me they are not interchangeable. Fashion comes and goes, but your style is your biography and it brings out the you in you. Accessories add the spice to that style.

When you think about it this way, it will make it much easier for you to spend your hard-earned money on quality, stylish and timeless pieces.

I’ve curated a list of the items all women should have in their wardrobes. I hope you enjoy them, darling!

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Statement Earrings

honey good wearing summer accessories

Click here to watch a video of me show off these earrings!

I love earrings, especially a good statement earring — they can elevate any look very quickly.

A statement earring, my readers, is exactly what you think it is. It is an earring that is bold and exciting, adding flair to any woman’s look. I don’t know about you, but a good pair of earrings can make me feel confident and beautiful.

I picked up the emerald Swarovski Lucent Hoop Earrings (pictured to the left) on a trip to Greece a couple of years ago and I fell in love on the spot.

Earrings can also tell you a lot about the person wearing them. Are the earrings long or hooped? Are they skinny or wide? Are they diamonds or fringe? I think it is so fun that we can show who we are and match our moods with something as simple as a pair of earrings.

Handbags Upon Handbags 

An outfit is never complete without a handbag, darling!

I have spoken about handbags before and I like to carry them for two reasons. First, practicality and secondly for style.

Without a handbag, we wouldn’t be able to carry around important necessities we need while out and about. Especially if we have grands with us, we need a place to hold things they may require as well.

I also love the idea of handbags that can travel from day to nighttime or ones that simply finish an outfit, giving it a final, bold punch. I very much enjoy carrying a bag that adds a splash of color to an outfit, particularly a black dress or a suit.

Not to mention, handbags are a fun accessory to collect and enjoy. Quality brands will last you for many years and will never go out of style.

Sunglasses

I smile just thinking about a great pair of sunglasses, darling! To me they are the first accessory a person sees and I think of them as jewelry. Not only do they protect your eyes and the delicate skin around your eyes, but they also make a great fashion statement. The right pair of sunglasses can enhance your confidence and fierceness in any situation.

The key to picking the right pair, is to have fun with the process. Choose glasses that fit both your face shape and your personality. I like to tint mine in different hues of blue but you may choose rose-colored glasses (as we all need a rose-colored glasses attitude in life!).

I enjoy bright colors and chic styles, but it is truly up to you. Buy a couple of pairs that fit all of your summer style and do not be afraid to try frame sizes that are out of your comfort zone.

The perfect pair of sunglasses will definitely spice up any summer outfit you wear!

Statement Belts for Any Occasion 


Belts are often overlooked, which is a shame if you ask me. They are such a versatile accessory! You can use them not only for practical reasons but also as an elegant fashion statement. I adore a belt that you can wear casually or formally. As well, a thin or thick banded belt can be used to accentuate the waist or create a slimming effect that’s quite wonderful on any body type or shape!

Don’t be afraid to splash out a little extra on a chic and well-made belt. I say this because I often post pictures of my favorite belts on Instagram. So many of you ask where I get them from, and I just had to share in this story here for you.

 

For example, the above beautiful belt is my Elsa Peretti open heart belt from Tiffany’s. I’ve had it for over 20 years! I bought it with tree different color stripes, red, black, and navy. You can still purchase it at Tiffany.

 

I am a very good picker darling because I keep my accessories for years that never go out of style. Because I buy my accessories to last a lifetime, they serve me well and fashionably forever. This handcrafted belt is one of those pieces that goes well with almost any outfit and never fades out of style.

While we’re on the subject, you should definitely think about belt bags, which are a combination of two of my favorite summer accessories. In this story I share different ways to wear your belt bag.

A Beautiful Brooch


Lastly, the final little accessory I want to share with you is a beautiful brooch. Yes, darling, brooches have not gone out of style! I actually believe brooches have made a comeback. They are not only stylish but can also add flair to a black blazer during work hours or some pizazz on a solid-colored blouse or cocktail dress (read how to choose a cocktail dress for women over 50 here).

Have a good time with whatever brooch you choose. Formal or fun, use it to express who you are to the world!

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Don’t forget your best accessory of all, your smile (and of course some bold, red lipstick!)!

Please share your favorite summer accessories with pictures in the comments or on Instagram and tag me @iamhoneygood. I may feature your favorites in my stories. Happy shopping!

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  1. Elizabeth Dumas says:

    Thank you for reminding us of brooches as accessories! I would love to see some of your unique ones.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      I love brooches and collect them for all occasions. I try to pick one up everywhere I go, even Moscow!!! I will try and remember to take some pics to show. Warmly, Honey

  2. Lynne Luskin says:

    I love your list of accessories..especially handbags…they ALWAYS fit!,,,

  3. /Sandrala says:

    Honey, What are you doing in Moscow now?? I have been there but would not be able to anymore (due to dialysis, of course). I just think of politics & how it must be there?

    • Susan Good says:

      Moscow is now gorgeous and the food is as good as New York and the hotels are grand! Warmly, Honey

  4. Kimberly Doty-Baker says:

    Hi Honey!

    I love the idea of blue tinted sunglasses! Is there a particular shade that you request? And can the lenses in inexpensive glasses be changed out as well? I’m assuming just go to a local eyeglass store – I’m probably overthinking this but that’s what I do LOL!

    • Susan Good says:

      It is good to over think when you are making a decision! The blue I use is not too dark. You can still see my eyes. It is sky blue but not bright. Yes, you can change them out in any price glasses. Hope this helps. Warmly, honey

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