Even if it’s still cold in your part of the world, summer in Cyprus is here to stay. One of the best parts about summer (besides frozé and pool parties) is that fashion is just so easy. You don’t have to think about what jacket to wear with which pants and how to go from work to drinks in a pantsuit/ sundress, sandals, and you’re good for any occasion, day or night. Since picking out an outfit is so easy, why not add in an extra fashionable element and wear the latest accessories trends? Below, is my favourite of-the-moment fashion trends that will elevate your cut-offs and t-shirt into so 2018.

1.Sculptural Earrings

Dainty jewellery lived or had its moment in 2017, but in 2018, it’s back to big and bold. However, the look is much more minimalistic and modern. Think geometric patterns in gold and silver. 

2.Micro Sunglasses

Quite the contrast to the oversized, cover-your-whole-face, Olsen-twin-level sunglasses which have been in the spotlight for about twenty years. It seems like celebrities and fashion bloggers alike are through with the oversized, and on to a much smaller and angular shape. These retro sunglasses, as unexpected as they are cool, are narrow with sharp lines, and can be seen on your favourite Instagram bloggers and Kardashians alike. Basically, the smaller and weirder, the cooler. But if you’re not quite ready to go quite Matrix level, find a pair like Gigi’s that are not too small, and are more cat-eye retro than bug eye circles. You may need to take it step by step. That’s what I did!

3.Belt Bags

What do you do when you want to wear a clutch, but want the freedom of having free hands? Enter: The belt bag! This one seems a little more out-there! It’s the ladylike cousin of the nerdy fanny pack, but is all the rage in 2018’s fashion scene. To stay (far, far) away from the fanny pack vibe, opt for a black, structured purse with a chain or thin strap.

4. Low-Heeled Mules

I dare you to name a better go-to shoe than low-heeled mules. They are naturally comfortable, incredibly chic, and can be worn with absolutely everything, from the fanciest occasions to the most casual. Trust me: this may be the latest summer trend for 2018, but get ready to have a long standing affair with the low-heeled mule. These will not be a flash in the pan trend.

5.Flesh-Coloured Sandals

Instead of your usual white, black, or metallic sandals, try a pair that matches your skin tone — because it lengthens the legs perfectly, but also looks extremely stylish and effortlessly put-together. Isn’t that what summer’s about, after all? 

6.Straw Purses

This stunning new accessory is going to be your closest friend. If you have only one ‘go- to’ item, then this is going to be it! You will only have eyes for each other. This material in a structured shape is so trending, perfect for summer weather and altogether a thoroughly easy accessory. Let your fashionable straw purse take you from the pool to the market to a barbecue, because all you should be worrying about in the summer is whether to order a G&T or an Amaretto Sour (my drink of the moment).