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    Rediscover the joy of dressing up to go out, with these perfect pairings of fashion accessories to liven up your summer wardrobe



    Wow Twilly silk scarf, £150, Hermès; Midi London tote in chalkhill blue pebble, £550, Aspinal of London

    Pair this whimsical Hermès silk scarf ­– which features a comic strip showing a woman in a sportscar, on horseback, on roller skates and on a water scooter – with Aspinal of London’s bright and bold Midi London tote bag and take the world in your stride as you reclaim the city streets.


    Kate sunglasses, £295; Moller sunglasses, £295, both from Tom Davies

    The sun finally looks set to come out to play. Let’s have our sunglasses at the ready for the brighter days ahead spent making up for lost sunshine. For wow factor shades (including prescription lenses), head to Tom Davies Bespoke Opticians where you’ll be spoilt for choice.


    Ludlow zip around backpack in dark olive, £1,095, Smythson; Double Fold credit card holder in olive pebble, £70, Aspinal of London

    Travel light with this slimline Smythson backpack. Every detail has been considered with a padded compartment for your laptop, an easy access zip pocket for keys, wallet and phone and adjustable shoulder straps. Aspinal of London’s Double Fold credit card holder is the perfect complementary accessory. Crafted from full-grain leather, in a beautiful olive green, it holds six cards and will slip easily into the pocket of your bag, trousers or jacket.


    Sulgrave boots in khaki suede, £370, Crockett & Jones; Dark tan woven leather belt with silver buckle, £55, SageBrown

    Opt for understated smart-casual style with neutral shades in tactile textures. These suede Sulgrave desert boots from Crockett & Jones, and this woven leather belt from SageBrown will instantly transform a simple pair of jeans or chinos into a sophisticated look when paired with a light summer cashmere sweater or soft linen shirt.


    Travels and Experiences Panama notebook in scarlet red, £55, Smythson; (Montblanc M)RED rollerball, £385, Montblanc

    Let your accessories do the talking with eye-catching stationery from Smythson and Montblanc. Make a note of your suddenly action-packed calendar and IRL encounters with the beautiful (Montblanc M)RED rollerball pen. Created in partnership with Marc Newson, a contribution to The Global Fund, which supports HIV/AIDS programmes, is made for every purchase.


    Connections diamond hoop earrings, £850, Vashi; Large Gear buckle belt in navy leather, £369, Tateossian

    Add a touch of sparkle to your outfit with these diamond studded hoop earrings from Vashi’s wearable Connections collection, or Tateossian’s Large Gear buckle belt in navy nubuck leather, which features a distinctive titanium buckle, inlaid with mechanical watch cogs and gears in an array of metals.


    Marilyn ballet flats in black and white gingham, £169, Pretty Ballerinas; Multi colour Big Ben face mask, £22, Tateossian

    If ‘go bold or go home’ is your motto then Pretty Ballerina’s gingham Marilyn ballet flats in monochrome could be the perfect way to liven up a simple outfit. Likewise, Tateossian’s rainbow-coloured face mask is a cheerful take on the obligatory face mask, its vibrant pattern inspired by London’s most famous clock, Big Ben.

    The Royal Exchange celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. We look forward to welcoming you for a considered shopping and dining experience in spectacular and historic surroundings. Please visit our boutiques page for regular updates on our retailers’ opening information and hours, as well as details about virtual appointments and click and collect services.

    Visit our heritage page to learn more about the history of The Royal Exchange, and keep an eye on our specially created 450 Years site, journal and Instagram for more fascinating facts and insights about The Royal Exchange’s past and present as we commemorate this special milestone throughout the year.