Maybe it’s they way they allude to a more simple and bucolic past, but there’s something about the ingenuity and ever-so-slight imperfection of handicrafts that gives us a sense of the human touch. Accessories with a touch of craft to them, such as bags or earrings with beadwork, embroidery, or woven details, can easily add a touch of whimsy and nostalgia to your outfits. While it’s not difficult to pair them with more modern, sleek styles for a dash of contrast, why not go the whole nine yards with a look that’s all folksy throwback—think dresses, shirts, or skirts with stripes, peasant skirts, or pieces with similar embellishments to your bag. Certain colours and materials work best with such a look—candy stripes, earth tones, and pastel hues are sure bets, as are pieces in natural materials such as linen or denim. Dress for the season, and put together your perfect summer outfit.