Don’t head out to the first summer party of the year un-armed! Make sure you stock up on these 5 essentials to spruce up any summer outfit. Whether you’re heading to a cookout or the grocery store, these staples will leave you looking like the fashionista you are!

Bangles are an easy way to dress up any outfit, even in a hurry. These adorable bangles can also be dressed up for work as well as play!  Brightly colored bangles are perfect for summer because they add an instant warm vibe! (Buy it here!)


Since the nautical trend is very popular right now, having a basic gold bracelet with an extra twist is great for any summer outfit! This pavè link bracelet from J.Crew can be worn alone or paired with any other arm candy for a cool summer look.

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A statement watch is not only practical, but it’s also chic! With a brightly colored face, you instantly add an easy pop of color. This Michael Kors watch from Macy’s is a great statement watch, but there are other options at stores like Target, Forever 21, H&M, Express and Charming Charlie’s. (Buy it here!)

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Chunky bracelets are also a great staple for your arm candy this summer; some are quirky, such as this elephant bracelet from J.Crew. But summer is the perfect time to be adventurous so don’t be afraid to on try new trends! This bracelet would look great paired with bangles.

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To add some quick detail to an outfit, try out a pyramid stud stretch bracelet from ASOS. It’s stretchy, goes with everything, and is perfect to mix and match with your other arm candy.