Must have Summer Fashion Accessories for 2011

New accessories can instantly and affordably update your wardrobe. The must have styles for summer 2011 are mostly classic, so you may find that you already own a few. This article looks at six must have summer fashion accessories for 2011.

1. A raffia handbag

Raffia handbags are often very popular during summer, because of their association with the beach, but this summer, many designers have created raffia handbags that blow the simple raffia beach bag out of the water. Think elegant clutches that are suitable for after five use, or chic top handle styles with leather accents. If you already have a basic beach bag and your budget is really limited, a classic version will see you through.

2. A cuff or multiple bangles

When it comes to jewelry, cuffs and multiple bangle sets are really making a statement this season. You will find an almost endless variety of styles available. From classic gold and silver tone cuffs, to Leather cuffs, cuffs embellished with studs, wrap styles, and bangle sets made up of mixed styles like a skinny metal bangle combined with a chunky wood bangle.

3. Cute flip flops

Flip flops are a summer essential and they now come in a wide range of beyond basic styles. For only a small outlay you can purchase a pair of flip flops in a fashionable color for the season, or a neutral color with a trendy detail. Look for colors like coral, pink based reds, and turquoise tones. When it comes to details look for styles with braid trim or crystal details.

4. Acetate frame sunglasses

Wire style aviators are still widely available, but if you want to wear sunglasses that are on trend, acetate frame sunglasses are the way to go. You will find them available in every color imaginable, from classic neutrals, like Black and tortoiseshell, through to bright colors.

5. Drop earrings

If a cuff isn’t really your thing, drop earrings are also widely popular. Think dangly styles with multiple beads, crystals or semi-precious stones in one vertical line.

6. Platform wedges

There are many shoe trends emerging this summer, but one of the most popular is the platform wedge. For a really on trend look, consider a pair in a floral print. Other fashionable looks include; styles with espadrille or wood look platforms. When it comes to the heel height many of the Spring/Summer 2011 runway collections showcased models wearing platform wedges with at least four inches of height. When it comes to purchasing a pair for everyday use, it is often wiser to stick to styles that have slightly lower heels, because even models have been known to sustain ankle injuries in extreme platform wedges.