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Too hot to handle: summer accessories you need

Too hot to handle: summer accessories you need

At Billy J, we’re pretty shore this is going to be the best summer yet. How do we know this? Because we’ve got the hottest accessories to get you noticed beach-side.  



Who needs a White Christmas anyway when you can have the sun on your back, more daylight hours to enjoy, and most importantly, being socially acceptable to enjoy ice cream for every meal? We know you’ve got the most out of our adorable summer dresses, shorts and playsuits, so all you need are the finishing touches. From sunglasses to straw hats, bags and more, here’s our 5 summer staples (in addition to our beach towels and sunscreen, of course.)


Well, it’s just not possible to have a list without the number one summer essential. Protect the delicate area around your eyes as well as look incredibly chic in our latest collection of sunglasses. This summer, the oversized tortoiseshell look is still in, as are some classic favourites like black aviators and retro style white square frames. If you’re looking for a sartorial bite, you’ll slay in a pair of sunnies by iconic brand Quay Australia. Or, feel and look like a femme fatale in our black cat eye frames. Let’s be real – is there any other accessory that will make you look cool in a way no other accessory can?


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Caylee Sunglasses

Day After Day Sunglasses

20’s Sunglasses

Infinity Sunglasses

Throw some shade

Remember that policy in primary school, “no hat no play?” Well, we’re thinking about reviving that in our hotter-than-hell woven wide brim hats. Perfect for a day at the beach, our collection of straw hats are made in neutral tones to deflect the heat, keeping your head, shoulders and neck in the shade while spending all day outdoors. A subtle black ribbon detailing turns our straw hats from casual to chic. 


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Bowie Hat

Rio Vista Straw Hat

Round Hat

It’s in the bag

Ah, the quintessential summer material – straw. But we’re not talking about the plastic variety as you’ll soon see. When you’re heading down to the beach, not just any bag will do. We mean, can you imagine rocking up with a generic supermarket sack? Neither can we. You’ll need something that’s as convenient as it is cute. Enter the straw bag: whether it’s a classic tote with rattan handle or over the shoulder half-circle bag, it will give you serious street cred as well as give you a place to store your beach towel and water bottle. Prefer something smaller to take you from brunch to bar with ease? We’ve got structured woven handbags in natural fabrics to throw on with ease, all in muted summer shades like natural, white and nude.


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Timber Ring Handle Woven Basket Tote Bag

Raffia Stripe Cangu Rattan Handle Tote Bag

Vega Bag

Malta Wooden Clutch

Madrid Bag

Head and shoulders above the rest 

Instantly add a pop of colour to your everyday outfit with a bright head scarf or headband. With its silk-feeling fabric, our headscarves will give a whole new look to your standard low ponytail. Our wrap around scarves can even double as a tube top! Our headbands are anything but ordinary – with pleated knot features in a variety of patterns and colours, it’s a must-have when you want to tame unruly beach-tousled hair. Bonus: tie your scarf around your straw bag for an effortlessly elevated look.


Shop our head scarves and headbands: 

Ocean Breeze Head Scarf

Chanteax Head Scarf

Safari Head Scarf

Mara Polka Dot Pleated Headband

If the shoe fits…

We know you could traipse around in your favourite pair of thongs, but where’s the fun in that? Why not show off your pedi in pretty sandals, platforms and espadrilles? It’s the most effortless way to combine casual with flirtatious. We’ve teamed up with Billini footwear to ensure you never put a foot wrong this summer. From linen slides to square toe heels, wedge mules and sneakers, they’re perfect for playing in the sun and ending with footwear that you can take out on the town.


Chichi Mule Heel

Calva Slide

Sadie Heel

Sail Sneakers

Solange Wedge Heel

Girls just wanna have sun

Are you ready for a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea? Same here. At Billy J, we’ve got everything you need when it comes to your summer wardrobe essentials. With express shipping to Australia and New Zealand, get ready for more fun in the sun with our summer accessories that are sure to turn heads and keep you looking stylish. Browse our collection online now!