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Friday, 29 June 2018

5 Accessories You Need To Buy This Summer!

Fashion Blogger Styling Visor for Summer 2018
We've heard it said one thousand times before, accessories make an outfit.  This is even more true during the warmer months of the year, when clothing becomes minimal and a fair amount of skin is on show (oOOooh).  It's the season of gold jewellery, bronzed skin and striking, textured accessories.  So, considering it's Friday and we all know we'll be online shopping at some point over the next couple of days, I've put together a little list of five of the best accessories to consider investing in this season.  They're eye-catching, trending and totally season appropriate.  Enjoy!
Palm Trees in South of England
oNecklace Personalised Roman Numeral Jewellery Necklace
Hobbs Blue Sleeveless Daisy Print Dress


W O V E N   B A G S

There are some delicious options around right now when it comes to woven bags.  The bigger, the better.  Bonus points for flamboyant embroidery and cute catchphrases.  Oh and tassels are welcome too, in fact they're pretty much essential at this point.  I love seeing how woven bags are transforming while they're trending; they've gone from the most basic of designs to being adorned with crystals, braids, charms and more!



You either love them, or hate them.  Personally, I've been sitting firmly in the 'love' camp ever since seeing them styled in sport-inspired fashion editorials maaaaany moons ago.  I'm talking so long ago that I doubt I even knew what editorial meant.  It's an image that has clearly stayed with me.  They're a fabulous way of injecting a sporty-luxe edge to an outfit in a 'can't-put-your-finger-on' kind of way.


H U G E   ( E M B R O I D E R E D )   H A T S 

Ah yes, giant hats.  Hats so big you can't fit through doorways.  Hats so big you have to lift your chin at a 90 degree angle just to have a conversation.  They're glamorous, striking and thankfully seem to come back around in a big way every single summer.  Which is lucky, considering I'm pretty sure we each have a ton of them stashed somewhere in our wardrobes...

Psst!  Take a peek at the most recent look featuring an oversized sunhat on the blog.
oNecklace Gold Roman Numeral Bangle Blog Review
2018 Summer Trending Accessories to Buy
English Country House Patio in Summer
How to Style Trending Visors Summer 2018


Dress - Hobbs

Visor - Dents  |  Shoes - Kurt Geiger

____________________ Botanical Summer Fashion Collage
oNecklace Personalised Jewellery Fashion Blog Collaboration
Hobbs Blue Daisy Print Sleeveless Dress____________________

P E R S O N A L I S E D   J E W E L L E R Y 

I have a soft spot for anything that personalises jewellery in a way that makes it unique to the wearer. So, that includes star signs (kiss kiss to all my fellow Virgos), special dates and sweet messages.  Lately, however, my focus has gone entirely on roman numeral jewellery.  The pieces shown in this post are available at oNecklace and are totally customisable.  I've opted for my full birthdate for the bangle, and just my birth year for the necklace.  If you're also uncertain of wearing blatant messages and numbers around your neck, roman numerals offer a fabulous way of going about it more discreetly.  Smitten.


S T A T E M E N T   S L I D E S

The quickest way to see you drift off into thoughts of palm trees and white sandy beaches, right?!  So, we may not have the Maldives, but we do have an influx of statement slides appearing left, right and centre this season.  I'll admit, my soul belongs to heels.  However, should I decide to take mercy on my poor feet, I'll definitely be looking in the direction of statement slides.  They scream style... while stopping your achilles tendons from screaming.  It's a win-win!    


Dents Blue Marl Visor Fashion Blogger
Blog Collaboration oNecklace Personalised Jewellery
Summer 2018 Trending Accessories To Buy
These fabulous five offer a fast track ride to stepping up your summer style game, although needless to say, there are plenty of other dreamy summer accessories to lust over this season!  A couple of other faves include transparent bags and slim sunglasses (yeah, still!). I'd love to hear your thoughts on trending accessories to buy this season - do you have a favourite right now from this list?  Let me know in the comments below!

Liked this post?  You might also enjoy >> Double Gingham  | The Perfect Summer Pairing

With love,

Gabrielle x

Thanks to oNecklace for sponsoring this post!


  1. You have lovely suggestions gorgeous! I think woven bags are so cute, I need to get one. Seriously, how beautiful are your photos?! <3
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  2. You're the first person I saw pulling off the visor beautifully, others, not so much...

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  3. Great photos!

    Chloe x

  4. These are great ideas - especially the big sunhat one! As much as I hate hats I do think they are essential here to protect from the summer sun when you're outdoors! :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far and enjoying your warmer weather :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. Beautiful outfit with this floral dress and great accessories! Superb pictures as well! Happy weekend xx

  6. Is it surprising that I love everything I see on you? I guess not anymore! Your dress is perfection, love all five picks! xx


  7. You know, I feel like summer is the perfect time to accessorize. I always have this feeling that summer is a time when anything goes, and we just feel more free in our styling choices. It is a great season to experiment, try new things and so on. Accessories can make such a difference. They can transform a simple summer outfit into something really special. In some ways summer is easy, because one can just thrown on a simple dress and look nice, so accessories help to add that special something to our outfit and they allow us to get playful with fashion.

    Great post dear, stunning photography, great location, fab outfit.<3 I do love the pieces you're wearing here. Beautiful necklace, pedant and rings. I do agree that Roman numbers are a great way to subtly personalize one's accessories. You do look lovely! You picked out great accessories and that dress looks aaaamazing on you.

    I'm also planning to play with accessories a bit, I've picked up a package with some rings and a watch today, I can't wait to wear them.

  8. You look amazing in a Visor! I don't know if I could pull it off :) I need to invest in some new summer accessories. thank you for the inspo x

  9. I'm definitely trying to get better at accessorising as I don't think I ever really realised just how much of a difference they can make, especially to what could be a drab outfit! My basket bag for example, despite everyone having it, I'm obsessed with how much it makes whatever outfit I'm wearing. It's kind of crazy!

    Musings & More

  10. I've never seen someone make a visor look so damn cool! You're absolutely rocking it xx

  11. Aw I adore posts that supplies me with inspiration and ideas for my summer wardrobe. I actually watch Youtube videos in my spare time of how fashion bloggers construct their wardrobes because I find that kind of thing so interesting. To be frank, I didn't even known what visors were until this postπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I know I'm terrible. I agree with sliders; they're lightweight, tend to be plastic and easy to travel. And a plus; they're very much in fashion.😊 Nevertheless, thanks for sharing your wisdom and I'd really appreciate it if you took the time to check out my blog as well. It'll mean a lot, especially as you have a good foundation on here.πŸ˜…πŸ˜†

    #sweetreats xx

  12. This is fabulous! I hope your having an incredible summer :) I just love your dress it is so beautiful <3

  13. Absolutely love the jewelry pieces with the roman numbers! They look so original and kind of misterious hahaha! I'm not such a big fan of visors but I have to admit that they totally give you that sporty luxe vibe!!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend babe!! :)


    Seize your Style

  14. I love woven bags,nice pics as always ❤❤❤

  15. I love your outfit, you look so amazing!

    April of:
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  16. You look amazing in this dress Gabrielle!!! It is such a beautiful print!!! Perfect for summer!! x


  17. I’m so much better with my accessories since I started the blog. Before I just used to forget as silly as it sounds however now it has become a part of my daily routine, earrings, necklace, choose the right bag, shoes! I’m all about Statement jewellery and woven bags this season and yes gold jewellery is so beautiful and looks amazing against tanned skin. πŸ˜˜πŸ’žπŸ’–

  18. OMG I just love your jewels, sooooo pretty and elegant babe!
    And your dress is very romantic, love it !!!
    Happy Sunday <3
    Olivia Poncelet :)

  19. Love this post so much! Giiirl you rock those visors! You look amazing x


  20. Gosh look at you in all your summer splendour Gabrilelle! I love personalized jewelry and can never get enough of my Mrs. C ring or the necklace with my husband's name on it :) I don't own any of the other pieces but I have been on the hunt for a stylish visor. You're so right about the sporty-luxe edge they have not to mention they're such a chic way to take cover from the sun ;p

  21. I agree with you. What you suggested here are absolutely something I need in my closet this summer. But I will get myself a gold jewelry since it looks good on any summer outfit, to give that oomph to the look. Of course I also need a woven bag. To sum it up, I need everything you are saying here. Great post.

    Xx Marlia

  22. Love the jewelry.
    Great photo selection.

  23. That jewelry is to die for, it looks gorgeous on you! I'm ordering the bracelet! You look soooo beautiful and elegant, Gabrielle! Your dress and that visor is amazing, I've been looking for one that looks classy and stylish and that's perfect! You have the best posts <3

  24. A big yes to stylish woven bags and statement slides! I admit they are not the classiest accessory, but I just can't resist the ones covered in rhinestones, they are too much fun to wear haha :)

  25. what an amazing post dear,

  26. I'm not great at accessories apart from jewellery, but I'd love to wear these large embroidered hats. They look lovely especially for beach looks. The visor is an unexpected one haha, but as I said on Instagram already you make it looks awesome Gabrielle!

    Julia x
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  27. You make visors look good! I would look like some crazy lady getting ready for bingo. Hahaha absolutely love your dress too! You always look so effortlessly chic

  28. love all the pics and your picks for summer are gorgeous... that necklace is something I want it now...❤️

  29. The only one I have is the personalised jewellery, I need to get shopping or I'll be seriously out of fashion this summer!! Beautiful pictures as always Gabrielle!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  30. Hello Gabrielle
    You know me I love jewellery. I ve seen in others blogs that kind of personalized jewellery and i love it. But my big problem is that i love erevything, i love the name on it, i love the roman numbers, all...
    About others accessories i do love big hats, sliders, the same old story ahah
    Btw the pics are stunning so as you.
    Big kiss

  31. Such a lovely post and you have written it at the right time. I'm loving woven bags and personalized jewelries. I love summer, it's a perfect time to experiments with our looks. In this season one can look stylish without much effort. You are looking so beautiful in this lovely dress Gabrielle,this hat and sandals everything is just perfect with it.
    Have a happy Monday!

  32. Not really a fan of visors but the one you're wearing looks great! I guess it depends what one wears them with. You make them look very chic actually.


  33. That cute necklace looks very pretty on you :)

    - Lily Kanaya

  34. Oh hun, how beautiful do you look!? Your posts just get better and better and the photography is stunning! Absolutely loving this post and love your look too! It's gorgeous!

    Layla x

  35. I'm such a sucker for personalised jewellery (or anything personalised actually!). I don't think I could pull off a visor, I swear you have the ability to make anything look glam!
    Amy xx

  36. Great suggestions! I'm obsessed with the woven bag trend. It's perfect for summer. Also, your images are great as well.

    Emily Kay ||

  37. Woven bags I love! I've never tried a visor, but I love the rest of the items! I'm heavily into slides right now!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  38. I live for woven bags!

  39. Such a chic summer look you have here dear. Loving the necklace, so simple, yet so elegant and beautiful.

    Jessica |

  40. Ah hahaha just dying over you hats comment. I have been eyeing the big floppy beach hats for a while but haven't had the nerve to actually rock one myself. But... kinda been living by the 'life is short' philosophy lately so... CARPE DIEM! I'm also obsessed with that necklace and ring, can you customize the numbers on them?? I love it!

    Susie |

    1. Susie! Haha giiiiirl hook yourself up with a ton of giant sun hats already! Yes you can customise the roman numerals; such a cute touch.

      Gabrielle x

  41. First of all, you are killing it with all of these gorgeous European summer pics :)) Secondly I couldn't agree more with these suggestions, I love wearing hats and I love the necklace you've picked out! xx

    - Marina


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