With most of us in the UK experiencing a pleasant burst of good weather, summer really does feel like its finally here. Gone are the dark mornings and the grey skies and here to stay is the warm and bright weather (here’s hoping anyway). With the help of our Accessories Buyer, we have picked a selection of key accessories to update your look for summer.

Shell bead necklace
Handmade with ovals of real pen shell intertwined with pewter-coloured seed beads and interspersed with clear faceted beads. This fascinating necklace is finished with an adjustable chain fastening. Each necklace is entirely unique and will show a variety of textures and tones. It’s the perfect piece to place with a variety of different outfits.

Italian straw hat
This attractive Italian lace pattern weave straw hat is the ideal sunny cover-up and will provide you with light and airy shade for the summer. Handmade for us from natural straw in Tuscany it is finished with a geranium ribbon headband and bow. This hat has both a stylish and practical use.

Italian linen-blend scarf
Printed for us in Italy in beautiful summer colours, this light gauzy scarf features a floral design with soft watery green and blue leaves, finished with soft fringed ends. Made from modal and silk, giving it soft and light properties, combined with linen for a natural textured look.

Leather organiser bag
Add a splash of colour to your summer wardrobe with our mid blue shoulder bag with adjustable straps. This bag features four zipped pockets and a multitude of internal compartments, so is the ideal bag to carry all possessions.

Italian cloche hat
Made for us in Italy, this carefree hat is constructed with concentric circles of cotton-blend grosgrain ribbon. It is a travel essential for the warm summer months and offers useful protection from the sun. It’s easy to carry around with you, as it folds away nicely and can be tucked into a bag when not in use.

Freshwater pearl and semi-precious necklace
Handmade in Wales using freshwater pearl, bronzite and soft jade beads interspersed with tiny silver-coloured seed beads and fastened with a silver-plated hoop and bar. Bronzite is also said to hold properties of courage and composure.

Turquoise bead necklace
Pair this turquoise bead necklace with one of our bestselling cotton jersey dresses in jade. This necklace is created with freshwater pearls and small chips of semi-precious turquoise that naturally vary, making each necklace unique. Hand-strung and fastened with a silver hoop and bar.

Italian Woven Bag
Ideal for books, shopping, taking to the beach or just your every-day handbag essentials. Made for us in Italy this textured braid bag has a zipped inside pocket, a mobile pocket and a magnetic clasp with leather handles. Available in Natural Multi or Ivory.

Modal wrap
This sumptuous wrap is our Accessories buyers favourite piece. It is made in Italy and provides a variety of different looks. From acting as the perfect layer against cool summer breezes to providing a cover up for shoulders in the summer sun, the fabric drapes beautifully and is finished with delicate hems and soft drawn thread fringed ends.

Christys’ reversible hat
Combining a charming botanical Liberty-print on one side with a plain ecru cotton drill on the other, this casual hat was made for us by Christys’ London. This cheerful flower design reversible hat is perfect for traveling, as it can be folded away flat and tucked into a pocket or bag.

Cotswold bead necklace
Made for us in the beautiful Italian city of Florence , hand knotted together by one of our skilled Artisan partners, this piece is made in polished Venetian glass beads. The necklace is fastened with our classic hoop and bar Cotswold Collections embossed fastening. In a light creamy colour, this will be the perfect accompaniment to most outfits.

I hope you like our summer accessories edit, coming up soon I will be discussing one of our latest colour trends for summer.

If there is anything that you would like to see on our Journal please comment below.