A-Z of Holiday Accessories

model in summer dress

Don’t miss this week’s ‘Looking Good’ fashion feature, with 5 pages of summer accessories to inspire you. And the great news is, with the sales on at the moment you might be able to pick up a bargain or two! Here are a few of our favourites:

B is for….Beach Bag

Lightweight, strong and big enough for all your beach essentials, a straw basket is a must-have. This year’s models come festooned with fluffy pom-poms. Get creative with leftover yarn and attach a few homemade pom-poms as bag charms to a budget-buy bag.

model with bag

Bag from a selection, Accessorize

F is for…Fringes

Boho babes will be delighted to know they can go full on with fringes and tassels from top to toe – it’s the season’s biggest trend for accessories. From earrings to shoes, you can’t have too many….

model with fringe bag

Fringe bag from a selection, Accessorize

H is for…Hat

The sun is a main culprit in ageing our skin and while smearing yourself in Factor 50 is good protection, wearing a sunhat is the best defence – it’s Dame Joan Collins’ top tip for preserving her complexion. It also protects the hair and scalp, which are most exposed yet often neglected.

model with sunhat

Hat £36, Wallaroo at www.Sun-togs.co.uk

J is for… Jewellery

Brighten up plain outfits with characterful accessories. They’re a top stylist’s trick for diverting attention away from problem areas and focusing it on your good points.

model with earring

Earrings from a selection, Accessorize

K is for…Kaftan

Bright, breezy, cool and light, kaftans are comfortable, useful and versatile, doubling as beach cover-ups or floaty tops over trousers, shorts or jeans.

model in kaftan

Kaftan from a selection, Accessorize


R is for…Ruffles

Tap into the trend for ruffles and you’ll feel fabulously feminine. From flamenco-style dresses and skirts to bust-boosting cozzies, you’re in for a frill…

model in bikini

Bikinis from a selection, Accessorize

For more on summer fashion, see Get Ready for Beautiful Brights





Audrey Patterson

Having started my career at My Weekly on Real Life stories, for the past 8 years I have been Beauty and Fashion Editor. I also write Travel and Homes features, plus the odd book review. We’re a flexible team! I also write features for Your Best Ever Christmas covering a variety of topics.