From rare vintage sunhats to painstakingly handmade baubles, Etsy is the place to go for summer accessories. Sure, you could go the chain-store route, but why would you want to? Especially when you have the chance to support independent designers and score a find that won’t tear after a few wears.
While I can kill hours at a time enjoying all the goodness Etsy has to offer, here are seven summery accessories for you beach-loving gals on the go:
Purple Beach Sarong, $35, etsy.com
This hand-dyed, Asian-inspired sarong is the perfect swimsuit cover up. It’s feathery soft to the touch and colorful to boot. Designed to fit most body types, you and your besties can make your selections (check out the shop for additional designs) and hit the sand in style.
Embroidered Handmade Tote Bag, $35, etsy.com
Pull up a chair ‘cause this adorable little tote only gets sweeter. The chair patch was crafted from vintage fabric and the entire tote was handmade with a heavy dose of TLC. It’ll fit all of your boardwalk essentials, so you’ll have no excuse to leave your SPF (and latest BUST issue!) at home.
Hand Embroidered Heart Shaped Pouch, $15, etsy.com
You’ll fall in love with this vintage-looking pouch. Featuring hand embroidered sunglasses in a charming heart shape, it’s an effortless way to keep your shades spotless all summer long. J’adore!
Vintage Wide Brimmed Straw Hat with Royal Blue Ribbon Bow, $27, etsy.com
Take a style cue from the Age of Aquarius with this straw summer hat. In a sea of Forever21 toppers, you'll stand out with this vintage ‘70s piece.
Moroccan Handmade Leather Sandals, $39, etsy.com
Forget rubber flip flops and step into these classic Moroccan sandals. Available in an array of sizes, they’ll add the finishing touch to your favorite maxi dress.
Multicolored Indian Silk Thread Wrap Bracelet Bangles, $8.99, etsy.com
For the price of a diner breakfast, you can score a set of six hand wrapped bangles from India. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally willing to forgo a fatty feast for bracelets I’ll rock again and again.
Clutch BillFold Wallet Organizer in Nesting Dolls, $39.99, etsy.com
When I was a small child, no sugar rush could compare to how ecstatic I’d feel every time my mother brought home a set of Russian nesting dolls. Now, I can take a piece of my kiddie-hood–plus cash, credit cards, and heaps of change–everywhere with me. My inner youngster is quite pleased.
Images courtesy of Etsy.