Summer can bring its own set of challenges, and staying fashionable and stylish during the heat and in the sun can be tough. As I’ve gotten older I find myself using the same products and wearing the same things year after year and I do that because I have found that they are my favorites and the best for the season. My priorities? Protecting myself from the sun and staying cool but looking great at the same time. Check out these Summer Essentials that I’ve put together that will help you do both with ease.
1. FACE SPF
SPF doesn’t have to be caked on white product. I have found amazing face SPF that doubles as foundation and coverage and find that it usually lasts longer and works better than whatever it is I put on my body. My favorite brand is SuperGoop! but other beauty brands have caught on to the need for SPF in your everyday foundation. For that I use bareMinerals Complexion Rescue and it is an amazing foundation no matter what your plans are for the day.
2. A WHITE MAXI DRESS
This is no surprise considering I wrote an entire post about it!
3. A STRAW BAG
I often put aside my staple clutch this time of year. There comes a point where I get in enough of a flow of activities that it is just easier to keep the straw bag out for every activity.
4. A STRAW BAG
Your straw bag needs a buddy 😀 And to be honest this is the chicest way to keep the sun offf of your face/neck. My go-to is from Brixton and wear it year over year.
5. SCALP SPF
Don’t forget those small areas!!! I know, I sound so old but honestly SPF is way more important than anything this time of year and considering all the Gen Z can talk about is their precious middle part (insert rolling eye emoji) I think this might be something people should consider. I use the SuperGoop! Poof that is a powder you can rub into the part and your other sparse hairline.
Don’t let that new tan you have go to waste. I love to use highlighter this time of year to highlight that fresh color on your cheeks and to give you that fresh off the beach glow.
7. BEACH READS
I am back on my reading kick!! There is something about a few hours at the pool, or sitting on a beach that makes me want to dive into a great book. Here are a bunch that I have on my list to tackle this summer as well as some that I read last year that I absolutely loved!
8. A LARGE WATER BOTTLE
So this might be tied with importance to SPF. I love my BKR water bottles because they are glass so I know they are sturdy and free of chemicals, but also they just look freaking cool! Get a few different color sleeves to mix it up, and do NOT miss out on the accessories. I have the ice cube tray to be able to have ice water all day long!
9. A RELAXED BUTTON-DOWN
I think a relaxed oversized button-down is like the epitome of chic and cool style. There is something about it that makes me feel like I should be carrying a bag with flowers and a baguette coming from the market in Paris. Not to mention if you have one two good ones you can use it as a cover-up or wear it out in tons of different ways. A true Summer staple.
10. HIGH RISE LINEN SHORTS
Last, but certainly not least… linen shorts. I cannot wear these enough!! To be honest jean shorts are too hot and uncomfortable sometimes so to have something loose, light and comfortable in fit is much more preferable. I love the high rise because, well, duh, and I love pairing them with a simple t-shirt, or maybe a bodysuit tank and jean jacket or even better a matching button-down and straw hat for a chic day on the water? Done!