Spring Shopping: White Hot Accessories


From P. Diddy's legendary white party to Kate Middleton's iconic white string bikini, white is the unofficial color of summer. But slipping into a bright white frock or pair of linen pants isn't always the most practical way to try out this summertime staple (five words: New York City subway seats). Piling on ivory accessories is an easy way to show off a beachy glow or fresh highlights without having to worry about stains.

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Michael Kors, Ceramic Glitzy Watch, 39mm, $495

If we've learned anything from Project Runway, it's that Michael Kors knows classic beauty. A bold white watch is the perfect summer accessory, casual enough for every day errands but fancy enough for a night out. Think about wearing this piece to the farmer's market with a pair of oversized boyfriend jeans or pairing it with a nautical-inspired striped maxi dress for catching fireworks with friends.

Ray Ban, Original Wayfarer, White/Metro Text Frame, $159

Nothing says cool like a pair of Ray Bans. Wayfarers are the little black dress of sunglasses: everyone needs a pair! These white frames are a throwback to the 80s and the decade's notorious love of white accessories. Plus, if you're missing New York City while feasting on lobster rolls in the Hamptons, take a look on the inside of the frames for NYC's subway map, adding just enough color to this otherwise basic accessory.

KOVA & T, Triple Wrap Braided Belt, $138

Summer is all about breathable knits and loose-fitting billowy fabrics but that doesn't mean you shouldn't draw attention to your curves! A triple wrap braided belt is an easy way to create a feminine shape in a cover-up or tunic. Wrap this belt around your waist multiple times for an hourglass silhouette or simply let it hang loose for a bohemian look.

American Apparel, Floppy Summer Hat, $38

There's no uglier accessory than a sunburn. It doesn't matter if you're fair-skinned or if you tan easily, it's essential to hide from the sun's harmful rays come summer. A gargantuan floppy hat is the easiest way to stay cool (and look hot) while keeping your skin safe. Add your favorite oversized sunglasses and you've got yourself a truly iconic poolside look. Think Rachel Zoe meets Jackie O.! Besides, who wants to look like a leather handbag once they hit 50?

Kate Spade New York, Double Bow Studs,$45

Kate Spade is all about the details and these adorable bow stud earrings are no different. Outlined in gold, these tiny white bows add just a touch of cute to any outfit. Pair with a neon top and jean cut-off shorts for a stroll along sandy shores or pin hair up, add red lipstick and strapless dress for a classic look.