Summer is officially here!
Can’t you just picture it … lazy days, blue skies, and endless sunshine.
With that in mind, you’ll want to make sure that you are prepared to enjoy those fun-filled and carefree days of summer. Here is a list of essential items that every girl should have.
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A nice swimsuit is a no-brainer for summer. Whether you are chilling by the pool or relaxing on a sunny beach, this item is a definite necessity.
Sunglasses are another no-brainer. Not only do they help to protect your eyes from damaging sun rays, they also add the perfect touch to your summer outfit. I bought these Jessica Simpson sunglasses earlier this spring, and I love them.
You will need a nice and sturdy tote bag, like this one from Sole Society, to keep all of your essential items in. Things like your wallet, phone, lipstick, camera, books/magazines, water… you get my drift.
You will definitely need a cute sundress (make that sundresses) for the season. Dresses are light, airy and oh so feminine. Simply pair it with the right accessories, and you are ready for a summer concert, date night, or evening with the girls.
Shorts are perfect for those days when you want to keep it really casual, but still be super cute. Throw on some denim shorts along with your favorite tee and you are good to go.
Yes, sandals are a no-brainer for summer as well. Trust me, you will definitely want to give your toes some breathing room as the temperature climbs. Opt for a pair that is comfortable yet stylish like these Espadrille Sandals.
Protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays by wearing sunscreen. My family’s favorite is Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Face Lotion. Be sure to reapply it as necessary, especially when you are swimming.
Last, but not least is bug spray. (I am throwing this one in as a bonus.) I love summer, but I can’t stand the bugs! When you are spending time outdoors, make sure that you have insect repellant on deck. We not only use the spray, but we use citronella candles as well to keep those pesky insects away.
There you have it, friends. My list of summer essentials. What would you add to this list?