Picture this: 95 degrees outside, a stressful day at work, an errand to run across town and then your friends to meet at the bar. You're already hot and sticky. The last thing you want is to make your outfit "evening appropriate" by piling on accessories in the back of a cab. No, we need alternatives - ones that will make our simple sundress or tank and shorts complete, without making us moan and groan all night long.We round up the must-have accessories that will dress you up without making you feel flustered and gross.
A 5-minute wait for the subway can turn your perfectly styled hair into a frizz-fest. Get it off your neck while actually making your hair look good by pulling it up and a bun and securing it with a floral top knot holder. You'll look bohemian-cool in 2-minutes flat.
Top Knot Holder, $12, Urban Outfitters stores
You don't have to be into normcore to pull off Birkenstock - seriously! Pair these with a maxi or sundress and you'll be both comfortable and cute.
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals, $120, shopbop.com
This is another life-saving hair accessory. To avoid looking like Kimmy off of "Full House," opt for a bun instead of a ponytail. The color and shimmer will make it the standout piece of your whole look.
Sequin Hair Scrunchie, $12, Topshop
Stand out in the Ray-Ban wearing mass with these funky frames. This is the stuff street style photos are made of.
Quay Penelope Sunglasses, $47.64, Asos.com
Instead of wearing stilettos that will leave your feet sweaty, causing blisters, opt for a heel that allows your feet room to breath, like these platform feels. The print is subtle enough you can wear them with pretty much anything and the platform makes them easy to walk in.
Opening Ceremony Platform Heels, $394, shopstyle.com
Jewelry that's a mix of punk and glam makes enough of a statement where you only need one piece. These earrings by Uribe are a little pricey, but we guarantee you'll get loads of compliments and since they're so simple, you'll wear them again and again.
Uribe Gold Earrings, $185.64, my-wardrobe.com