Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

What are the Biggest Accessories Trends for Summer 2021?

No outfit is complete without accessories — they add the perfect finishing touch, just like the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae!

What makes accessories extra fun is that they’re constantly changing with the latest fashion trends. From hair accessories to bags to jewelry, you can never have too many outfit embellishments in your collection! The good news is that at Ohio Valley Goodwill, you can find trendy accessories for just a fraction of traditional retail prices, helping you stay on trend while staying on budget.

Ready to shop smarter for all your accessory needs? Here are some of the must-have summer 2021 accessories to shop for at Goodwill:

Silk Scarves

Silk scarves are a versatile summer accessory you can wear with just about anything. For example, a scarf can be a lifesaver on bad hair days (or when you want to pretend that you’re cruising in a convertible!) You can also tie a scarf around your neck to dress up a basic t-shirt, or thread it through your belt loops to add a pop of color to plain jeans. When in doubt, you can always tie a scarf to the handles of your purse to incorporate a fun color or pattern into your outfit. Because silk (or faux silk) scarves have been timeless throughout many decades, you can usually find a selection at your local Ohio Valley Goodwill store!

Summer Totes from Goodwill
Summer Totes from Goodwill
Purse rack at Goodwill store
Purses at Goodwill

Oversized Tote Bags

When it comes to handbags for summer 2021, the bigger the better. Tote bags are great for hauling stuff from A to B, whether you’re headed to work or the pool—or both in one day! Check your local Ohio Valley Goodwill store for an oversized tote bag you can use to carry anything from notebooks and pens to sunscreen and towels. Popular materials for tote bags include canvas, rattan, and even clear plastic.

Gold bangle bracelets from Goodwill
Gold bangle bracelets from Goodwill
Bracelets from Goodwill
Bracelets from Goodwill

Gold Jewelry

Without a doubt, gold is the metal of choice for summer 2021. Bring on the bling with gold-colored earrings, bracelets, and chain necklaces from Goodwill. Our jewelry selection is constantly updated with fresh finds, so you can shine bright this summer while spending less!

Hair Clips

’90s and early 2000s hairstyles are back in style for summer 2021, and all you need are the right hair accessories to rock the trendiest looks! For example, the “claw clip” is a hugely popular accessory that can turn any ponytail into a fashion-forward updo. Small, brightly colored barrettes and scrunchies have also made a big comeback. Shop at Goodwill for these summery hair accessories or visit shopgoodwill.org to search for unique and vintage clips.

Four pairs of sunglasses from Ohio Valley Goodwill
Sunglasses at Goodwill

Retro Sunglasses

Sunglasses are the ultimate warm weather accessory, and it seems like every summer calls for a replacement pair! This year is all about retro-inspired shades, from oversized ’80s frames to ’70s aviators and ’50s cat-eye glasses. Sunglasses are more than a style statement; they will also help protect your eyes from the sun and make summer fun even more enjoyable! Check your local Goodwill store to find affordable frames for the entire family.

Shop. Save. Change a Life!

There’s still plenty of time to stock up on fun accessories to wear all summer long, and Ohio Valley Goodwill has you covered with the best budget-friendly buys!

If you need another reason to thrift shop ‘til you drop this summer, consider this: When you choose to shop at Goodwill, you’ll be saving money and supporting our mission to change lives through the power of work. That’s right — every purchase you make from Goodwill goes on to help provide life-changing job skills training and employment services for individuals with disabilities right here in the Greater Cincinnati area. So, just by buying a trendy tote bag or pair of sunglasses, you’ll be making a big difference in your community. That’s something worth smiling about!

Goodwill Logo: We Put People to Work!
We Put People to Work!

Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill retail store and plan your next thrifting trip — we have 19 amazing locations in the area!