If I could spend my summer vacay according to my own terms (and preferably free of classes—yuck!), I would most likely find myself somewhere in Europe lounging on the beach and devouring The Fault in Our Stars. Unfortunately, the majority of us are left to dream of such a breathtaking experience and resort to binge watching Orange is the New Black instead. Even if the Italian shores are far out of your reach, there’s no reason to ban the breezy and insanely chic accessories worn on vacations from your wardrobe! Whether you find yourself lounging on the French Riviera or simply home for the summer, take a walk on the wild side and evoke the chic stylings of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.
After my awful summer class, I spotted this incredibly chic Fashionista dressed to the nines in an ensemble totally worthy of a day of sight-seeing (coincidentally, she just returned from a heavenly stay in Italy–so jealous!). Take a couple of notes from this savvy Fashionista and emulate the great Ms. Hepburn with the addition of pieces worthy of a European adventure, such as a classic cloche hat or an intricate scarf. When it comes to vacation accessories your options are nearly endless. From cat eye sunnies to ikat printed scarves, you’re certain to find a piece that fulfills your heart’s desire, even if you’re stuck at home this summer. If you like to lean towards the more demure side of the spectrum, this classic hat is a great option. But if adventure is your middle name, these sunnies are the perfect answer.
How To: Have a stunning sundress yet feel like it could use a little bit of an update? No problem! Take a few styling cues from chic Fashionistas of decades past and bring your favorite summer pieces to life with the addition of vacation worthy accessories. Incorporate a charming straw hat into your wardrobe for a look that screams “I’m on vacay,” no matter where you may find yourself this season.