So you’ve found the perfect swimsuit that accentuates all your curves and, more important, makes you feel fantastic. But that’s not enough.

Now you want — no, you need — an accessory to add your own brand of flavor. Not just any pair of sunglasses, wide-brimmed hat, straw bag, or slides will do. Here are our top suggestions to accessorize summer 2019.

Dress it up

A candy-striped BB Dakota maxi dress ($88 at Bloomingdale’s) is perfectly accessorized with a Florabella multicolored floppy hat ($148 at Everything But Water), James Smith slides in white ($180 at Kin Boutique), and beach-stroll-ready bag by Serpui ($229 at Bloomingdale’s).

For your feet

Burgundy tie-ups from Senso ($109 at Kin Boutique).

White slip-ons from Botkier ($98 at Kin Boutique).

Navy-blue slides with white stars from James Smith ($168 at Kin Boutique).

It’s in the bag

Circular blue straw bag from bujibaja ($96 at Knit Wit).

Rainbow-striped natural straw bag from Hat Attack ($96 at Everything But Water).

Turquoise, coral, and white rainbow straw bag from Serpui ($299 at Bloomingdale’s).

Tropical embroidered canvas beach bag ($195 at Lotasi Jewels).

Throwin’ shade

Tortoise-shell rims with purple lenses from Quay Australia ($55 at Bloomingdale’s).

Aviator style in gun rose from Quay Australia ($55 at Bloomingdale’s).

Classic clear rims with olive lenses from Le Specs ($129 at Kin Boutique).

Royal-blue cat eyes from Kate Spade ($65 at Bloomingdale’s).

Heads up

Cowboy-style straw hat from Echo Designs ($99 at Bloomingdale’s).

Soft rainbow-striped hat from Florabella ($148 at Everything But Water).

Mini hat with white sash from Hat Attack ($100 at Knit Wit).

Navy-blue straw hat from August Hat Company ($42 at Bloomingdale’s).


Photography: Jose F. Moreno, Inquirer Staff Photographer

Model: Brittany Noelle via Vie Model & Talent Agency, @brittnoellewells

Styling: Roman Mark Anthony Barksdale, @romanwarriorstyle

Hair: Alex Quici of the Rittenhouse Spa & Club, 215-790-2500, @alex_quici

Makeup: Hector Rodriguez, @hexlurod

Get the Looks

Bloomingdale’s, 660 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, 610-337-6300,

Everything But Water, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia, 484-690-3315,

Kin Boutique, 1014 Pine St., Philadelphia, 215-309-3870,

Knit Wit, 905 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 484-592-0576,

Lotasi Jewels, Carla Eichler:,