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10 SUMMER ESSENTIALS FOR 2018 - we’re coming to slay

The sun is shining and with summer in full force  we love to slay at all times. Here’s a list of some summer time essentials to keep your look fresh for whatever spontaneous summertime activity may come your way. From an impromptu beach trips to backyard bar-b-ques, we’ve got you covered–come sand, sangria or sunshine!

 

1. Jumpsuits + Rompers

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Photo by Demetrius Washington on Unsplash

A summer staple and a total statement piece, jumpsuits can be styled many ways. I mean its a head-to-toe, all in one go to item. Many are afraid to grab this trendy item and I think there are a few reasons why. There are a few ways to ensure your chicness in your jumpsuit. Make sure you have the right fit, occasion, and accessories and you be dressed to impress. 

2. Sandals + Slides

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Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash

A great way to let your footwear be the talk of the BBQ….. OH and you’ll be comfortable too. Although there are many styles, picking the right sandals is basically a walk in the park…. No pun intended. Once you find “that one” it will be your  new summer love. Ladies, you know sandals vary just as much as any other type of shoe so be open minded. 

From a cute pair of versatile slip-ons for a festival to a  pair of strappy waterproof sandals for weekend adventures at the local pool. There’s no such thing as too many pairs of shoes so spice up your summer shoe collection with a variety of sandals. 

3. Straw Bag

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Photo by Liana Mikah on Unsplash

You’ll definitely need a bag, and this cute must have will look great whether your on the beach or a rooftop party. It totally oozes that summer, carefree vibe. It really enhances your look, and can pair with business attire all the way to to your favorite sundress. Options are virtually limitless from crossbody, tote, or even an oversized bag. 

4. swimsuit

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Photo by Kyle Loftus on Unsplash

Summer is upon us, which means we’re planning jaunts to the nearest body of water, mapping out which theme parks have any water attractions and buddying up with anyone in our peripheral social circles who has access to a swimming pool, and vacations, vacations, vacations. With all that being said a sexy/cute swimsuit is a must. I mean come on it’s summer. One piece or bikini there are so many cute options to choose from Finding one can be intimidating to boldly rock your suit, but believe it there is a style or look for all body types.

5. Hat

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Photo by Callum Wale on Unsplash

Summer time provides the greatest excuse to pull out all of your great accessories and a sun hat is a perfect choice. When the rays are at their peak you’ll beat the heat by wearing a cute hat or fedora. Hats serve many purposes such as shading you from the sun, sprucing an outfit, and some are even satin lined hats which can help as a protective measure.

6. Maxi Dresses

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Photo by Terricks Noah on Unsplash

A Maxi Dress is summer staple in my closet, reason being it’s a total no-brainer especially for busy moms like myself. Just throw it on, add some cute cute sandals/slides and you’re good to go. A maxi truly is my fallback outfit for those hot, sticky days when you have “nothing to wear.”

7. Sunglasses

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Photo by Philipe Cavalcante on Unsplash

Everything is glowing in the summer. Sun is shining, grass is greener, pools are glistening and glasses are now needed front and center. What would summer be without a cute pair of sunnies? This is a key must have when doing any outdoor activity during the summer, I mean can we say instant headache after squining for 8 hours.

8. Off-The-Shoulder Tops

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Photo by Eye For Ebony on Unslpash

It's all in the details when it comes to warm-weather dressing, and there is a fine balance to sexy yet classy. Usually this is the first thing to pop in your mind when you want to spruce up a pair of jeans or shorts, as this instantly transforms an outfit. An off the shoulder top adds that flirty peep of skin.

9. Shorts

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Photo by Ayo Ogunseinde on Unsplash

I don’t know about you, but this is of the main reasons I enjoy summer.I am so excited to wear shorts, paired with a tops & sandals as often as possible.  Shorts are the best and legit make me so happy. Whether daisy dukes, Bermuda, or the new trend paper-bag, shorts are a go to essential to get through the summer. They’re almost perfect for any outing in the summer:the beach,  at a cookout, date night, brunch, or even at a rooftop party!

10. Sneakers

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Photo by Daniel Garcia on Unsplash

You’ll be doing plenty of walking and enjoying the outdoors. Either a cute slip on or a chunky sneaker will be needed to complete any of your summer choices.

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