Hey loves! Today officially starts Summer 2016! WOOHOO!! Tell me, what’s on your fun summer to-do list? I hope a lot of laying out, sipping on fruity indulgent drinks, pool parties with your besties, and lazy days reading the latest must-read books.
Summer is supposed to be a relaxing time and I carry that approach over with my outfits too and wanted to share my summer essentials. I also asked my friends Brooke and Erica, bloggers at Pumps and Pushups , to share their summer essentials with us.
I stock my closet with all the basics and then play with fun accessories.
So what summer basics should you have? Every girl should have some cute shorts in her closet that she feels good in! You know what I’m talking about! The shorts that cover just the right amount of the booty area while still being playful. Not too long, not too short, juuuuust right. Also, you need your neutral tank tops, which I basically live in from June to August. Finally, some wedges and flip flops! That’s basically the standard I wear on 100 degree weekends.
So the fun summer essentials to dress up my basics (besides sunscreen, ladies!!) is…
1) A humongous floppy hat. This accessory is so perfect to throw on when you’re racing out the door. Take the hat with you on any summer vacation, to the pool, or on your lake weekend. Or, perhaps spice up your usual running errands look and add the hat in lieu of your messy bun. As a plus, it covers your face to prevent wrinkles!
2) Something with fringe. Fringe is everywhere this season and will definitely be staying for summer. I think fringe is so playful and adds just the right amount of something special to a basic outfit.
Summer just isn’t complete with the perfect pair of sandals! I always gravitate toward a pair that can be easily dressed up with a cute sun dress or dressed down with a staple pair of denim shorts! – Brooke
My summer staple is a classic bikini that stays put. I spend a lot of time at my family’s river house during the summer and the water is pretty murky so light colored bathing suits tend to get dingy after a while. That’s why I tend to gravitate toward black bathing suits for the river! Also I’m a big kid and like to play around in the water so having a bathing suit that won’t fall down when I jump in or stand up is essential. Now that I have a wee one, this feature is even more important since I’ll be carrying her around in it and definitely don’t want anything popping out!! – Erica
What are your summer essentials? Tell me any fun vacations you have coming up!