With summer in full swing, there are certain staples that make it to the top of our favorites list. You know, those items that stay in your handbag for the duration of the sunny season. These must-have’s are the secret to staying cool, comfortable and on top of your style A game.
Here’s the lowdown on our summer essentials to keep you sorted all season long.
A Good Quality Sun Factor
Being bronzed is the ultimate summer goal, however rocking up to a date after a day on the beach with a burnt forehead and a Rudolph rouge nose is not the desired effect. Keep the burn at bay with a high factor sun cream that will protect your skin and keep it smooth and moisturized.
Recommended: Our favorite for the face is the sun control cream from Clarins. It is anti-wrinkle and perfect for sensitive skin.
A Basic Tee
We all need that one t-shirt that we can throw on when all else fails, one that is the ultimate in comfort, breathable and versatile enough to match your cute new shorts or a pretty skirt.
Our top tees are from H&M and Zara, they are super soft, available in a range of neck lines and shades and are cool and comfy.
Who doesn’t love making a statement? Slogan tees are the best way to be playful and say what you want to say without having to say it.
We are just loving leisurewear brand Gem & I for their hilariously catchy slogan tees. The collection offers a range of casual t shirts, stylish sweatshirts, and comfy joggers that will take you from barre to a boozy brunch.
The Bardot look is all the rage right now, and we can’t get enough of the sexy off- the shoulder look.
Online retailer ASOS has a gorgeous collection of these styles of dresses to choose from.
Cute shoes for every outfit
Our favorite summer shoe style would have to be a cute pair of espadrilles.
Zara has the cutest collection this season of a wide range of different styles and colors to suit every occasion and mood. You can never have enough shoes!
Refreshing DIY popsicles
When the heat gets too much, this DIY popsicle hack will save your soul.
Simply blend your favorite fruits with ice and water, and pour into a popsicle mold. Voila, your refreshment is sorted. For a fun party idea, make them alcoholic. How does frozen Rosé sound? We like to call it Frosé. You’re welcome!
This trick is going to be your go-to all summer long. Sick of chaffing and sweating? simply rub this magical powder in those sweaty areas before you leave the house and you will feel silky smooth and dry all day.
A cool eye-catching beach blanket is a must have.
We are in love with this mandala beach blanket from Zen Like Products.
Who doesn’t love a good summer romance novel to get stuck into by the pool while soaking up the sun’s rays?
Our favorite read of the season is the classic book The Drifters By James A Michener. If you love to travel, you will adore this.
Pool Party Accessories
Summer wouldn’t be summer without a pool party. Jump on this latest celebrity craze and upgrade your swim style with loveable inflatables.
We are going crazy for anything unicorn right now, we don’t know about you.
The Perfect Bikini
The ultimate summer bikini is a true essential. One that makes you feel fabulous and flaunts your figure perfectly, is what we all aspire to find.
Our favorite bikini brand this season is To Dive For. The exciting online retailer boasts a brightly colored collection of bikinis and one pieces in an array of styles to suit every shape and size.
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