Summer is nearly upon us! Do you have everything you need to make this summer completely turn-around your 2020? From cute accessories to skincare to pool needs these are your summer must-haves.
Headed to the pool?
Going for a picnic?
Taking a vacay?
Giving your skin some TLC?
This list has your summer must-haves and some awesome recommendations so keep reading!
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One of the biggest summer must-haves! While SPF is important for every day, it’s especially important during summertime where you are likely spending more and more time outdoors. Everyday SPF should range from 15-30, while outdoor activities call for SPF 50. Use an independence sunscreen (not built-in makeup products) and apply at least 30 minutes before heading outdoors to maximize effectiveness.
A great floppy hat can aid in sun protection for your face — not to mention look great with any summer outfit. Whether you are heading out of town to the beach or enjoying a sunny day in the park, a floppy hat is useful to add to any ensemble. The best floppy hats are seemingly indestructible, easily packable, and super cute.
A Beach Bag
A beach bag is a necessity to pack for any days spent in the sun. Large enough to carry snacks, blankets, sunscreen, or drinks, we love the options below. A large Moroccan basket bag will have you looking like you are always ready for a picnic in the park, while a canvas and leather tote option is versatile enough for everyday use.
Whether you prefer a sarong, kaftan, or a kimono, a swim cover-up is a necessity for the summer. The best cover-ups keep you safe from the sun while still looking cute. Swim cover-ups should be able to take you from the beach and beyond.
Even though we know the importance of SPF, we all are likely to experience sunburn in the summertime. To quickly soothe and hydrate any extra time in the sun, a cold aloe vera is necessary (even better if kept in the fridge!). These natural and organic versions are clean beauty approved making them sustainable options.
The Perfect Jean Shorts
Jean shorts can be worn with anything during summertime! Thrown on over a swimsuit or worn with a sweater on chilly summer nights, everyone needs their perfect pair of jean shorts. Whether you prefer high rise or mid-rise, long or short inseams, light or dark wash, the quest for the perfect pair of shorts starts every summer. Try out this pair from fashion favorite brand Agolde or a mid-rise length option from Madewell.
Save the embarrassing moment your heels get stuck in the grass with functional wedges with all your summer outfits. They can be paired with everything from white jeans to a summer dress and are especially great summer wedding shoes — they’ll never make your feet hurt on the dance floor!
A Sweet-Smelling Perfume
There is nothing better than a sweet-smelling perfume during warm days. Swap out your heavier scents for light and fresh fragrances that incorporate floral and fruity notes. Jasmine, hibiscus, vanilla, and orange blossom are all perfect for summertime.
UV Protected Sunglasses
When searching for the perfect pair of glasses for summer, make sure they include 100% UV protection. Large oversized sunglasses are super trendy right now but also offer extra protection for your face. Sunglasses plus a good SPF and a floppy hat are all beach day essentials to ward off any sunburns.
A Good Read
A good book in the summer sun is what dreams are made of! Whether you like to spend your time reading the latest personal development books or you prefer fiction, a great read is a summer essential right next to sunscreen.
Cute Pool Floaties
To optimize fun in the sun (and Insta-worthy moments) everyone needs cute pool floaties. From a pair of lips to a slice of pizza to a unicorn, there is a pool float out there for every taste and style. Don’t worry if you can’t choose just one to get — the more pool floaties the better!
What are some things on your summer must-haves list? Let me know in the comments!