Walk on the wild side: 10 fun tropical-inspired accessories to jazz up any outfit
While we might moan and whine about the “summer” we endure all year round, why not inject some fun into your #OOTDs with cute accessories that scream tropical? There’s no reason not to frolic under the sun with these unique pieces (just remember to slather on the sunscreen).
Cactus earrings, $15.90 from Mango
Adorning your ears with cactus wouldn’t hurt (pun intended), amiright? These are simply too cute to resist – they’re whimsical yet classy because of the relatively austere metal finish. And may we take a moment to appreciate the stone details, which add a subtle pop of colour.
We’d be lying if we said we didn’t think that butterfly was real at first glance. We like that this choker is made from fabric, so it doubles up like as a scarf of sorts (to conceal any lovebites). The embroidered butterfly is the icing on the cake, making for an unusual-meets-chic vibe. You might just garner many curious stares as you flutter around town, but who cares when you’re the consummate social butterfly?
Coral fan resin necklace, $317 from Dinosaur Designs via Net-a-Porter
Ah, coral: They immediately conjure up an image of a beach paradise or a Hawaiian getaway. We may not be able to go snorkelling and see coral reefs up close at the drop of a hat, but we can always wear these bits of colourful rock on our necks. The vivid orange is definitely a plus – keep your outfit understated and let this accessory do the talking.
We’re not sure how you feel about bugs, but we sure think they make for very cool accessories. Flaunt these head-turners by pulling your hair back – you can even go for the wet-hair look to be ultra stylish and fashion-forward on big occasions.
An easy way to add a dose of character to your outfit is by wearing a quirky brooch. This one plays up your masculine side and is bound to be a conversation starter. It’s easily transferrable to your bags or blazers, so the #OOTD possibilities are endless, really.
Palm tree silver-plated crystal necklace, $130 from Marc Jacobs via Net-a-Porter
This is one chic necklace we’d wear over and over again on the weekends. *Cue palm leaves swaying* Pairing it with a V-neck chiffon top will do just the trick to elongate your upper body. Who’s ready for a staycay?
Gold-plated multi-stone earrings, $1,806 from Percossi Papi via Net-a-Porter
We can totally imagine lounging around wearing a kimono outerwear and these exquisite serpent earrings to look like royalty #forthegram. With such a statement piece, you can still look fabulous even in a white-shirt-and-jeans getup.
London delicate leaf choker, $16.89 from DesignB via Asos
This sweet dainty choker is perfect if you’re all about the tropical vibes but want to keep it subtle. Wear this delicate piece with an off-shoulder top to emphasise your beautiful decolletage, and throw on a hat to nail that off-duty look.
Grey & rose gold moulded bee leather watch, $263.94 from Olivia Burton via Asos
Of course, we won’t leave out the watches. Bees may be rather menacing in real-life, but they add an intriguing touch to a watch dial. The neutral colour palette is extremely pleasing on the eye, and makes for a versatile accessory you can wear all day, every day.