10 Harry Potter-Inspired Summer Accessories That Will Make This Season Enchanting
Something about summer always reminds me of Harry Potter. Maybe it's the memory of all those years I spent reading the Harry Potter series in the summer — waiting for the pre-ordered book to drop in my mailbox so I could flip through the pages and read the whole thing in one go on a hot afternoon — or maybe it's that each book in the series starts in the summer. Even Harry Potter's birthday is in the summer: July 31
Or maybe it's because this particular summer is a great one to be a Harry Potter fan, what with the release of Cursed Child and the anticipation for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Harry might have spent his summers without magic, but these upcoming Harry Potter universe projects ensure that you don't have to.
So whatever the reason, summer is obviously Potter season. And since it's Potter season, you obviously need to weather the heat with some HP-themed summer gear at your side. After all, you need to make sure you're celebrating Harry's birthday — and the fact that you're not stuck at the Dursleys — in style. From the beach to your back porch, these items will keep you cool — and flaunt your love for a truly magical series.
1. Round Frame Sunglasses
New Look Round Sunglasses, $6, asos.com
Pick up some round-frame sunglasses, and all you need is a lightning-shaped scar to look just like your favorite boy wizard.
2. Harry Potter Tumbler
Harry Potter Tumblr, $14.99, tervis.com
Tervis has a great selection of Harry Potter tumblers that will keep your drinks cold on hot summer days. Fill them with lemonade and relax in the sun with your favorite book in the HP series.
3. Harry Potter Beach Towel
Harry Potter Parchment Crest Cotton Beach Towel, $19.99, jcpenney.com
Show your love for Harry Potter on your beach vacation with this Hogwarts beach towel. I still have my old Disney beach towels from when I was a kid... so maybe it's time to add HP to the collection?
4. Deathly Hallows Tote Bag
Harry Potter Tote Bag, $28, etsy.com
Whether you're headed on a tropical vacation, or an afternoon by the pool, you need a tote to carry your books, sunglasses, and snacks. This deathly hallows tote is the perfect summer bag for any HP fan.
5. Harry Potter Silhouette Nail Decals
Harry Potter Art Nail Decals, $2.99, etsy.com
After a long winter hiding your toes in boots, it's finally the season for sandals. Which means it's the perfect time for a mani/pedi. These silhouette nail decals look amazing with bright summer nail polish, so you can show off your literary love and flaunt your nails at the same time.
6. Harry Potter Tank Top
Harry Potter Hogwarts Is My Home Girls, $15.75, hottopic.com
Put your Weasley sweater in storage and break out the Harry Potter tank tops.
7. Deathly Hallows Cocktail Stirrers
Deathly Hallows Cocktail Stirrers, $13.50, etsy.com
Host a Harry Potter-themed picnic, whip up some wizarding world cocktails, and toss these great deathly hallow stirrers into your glasses for a picture-perfect summer drink.
8. Scented Candle
Drinks of Wizards Soy Candle, $12, etsy.com
There's nothing like sitting on your back porch on a warm summer's night, drinking iced tea, watching fireflies, and reading by candlelight. Yes, I am from Kentucky.
9. Marauder's Map Flip Flops
Marauder's Map Flip Flops, $24.95, wbshop.com
Hit the beach in these Marauder's Map flip flops, perfect for starting off your summer with a little bit of mischief.
10. Harry Potter Drink Koozie
Deathly Hallows Drink Insulator, $5, etsy.com
Keep your (butter)beer cold with a deathly hallows-designed drink koozie.
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