The sun! The beach! The pool parties! Summer is the absolute best time ever to be a fashionista, so it’s no surprise that I always aim to celebrate the season in style. From the luxe to the basic, there are so many amazing trends and ultra fabulous looks this year; I’ll be posting a super hot item from my summer must-have list right here every week. (After all, I know I’m not the only one dying to look fab this season.) Obsession-worthy finds? I promise, doll-ling!
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Must-Have #1: A Beach-Blanket-Ready Look
It seems summer was fashionably late this year, but now that everyone’s finally enjoying some fun in the sun, it’s time to brighten things up a bit, no? Let’s go beyond shelving that grey pantsuit and grabbing the first monokini that shows a little skin—or plastic, as the case may be. Instead, for this week’s summer must-have, I’m listing three of the absolutely most essential, beach-tastic basics that’ll have you looking surf chic in no time. After all, there’s nothing like embracing that laid-back summer vibe, while still creating a look that’s totally seamless.
Item number one? Sporting this bright as butter Essie nail polish is a sure way to look like a perfect 10. They call this color “Funky Limelight,” but I call it summer in a bottle. Not only will this super bright, sunshine shade make a bold beach statement, but from swimwear to footwear, yellow is the absolute trend of the moment. Plus, looking summer ready thanks to a simple mani-pedi? Nailed it!
The second beach basic I absolutely cannot do without is a pair of pink Havaianas. Stylish summer sandals could almost go without mention, but these are no ordinary flip-flops. And this should be super obv’s, but let me do the math for you: Hot sand + little plastic feet = a really bad scene. Not only will Havaianas keep your toes out of harm’s way, but they are also one of the hugest trends this summer, and have been seen on everyone from Lauren Conrad to Ashlee Simpson to Oprah. Some cushy footwear is always a must, but Havaianas’ expert—and secret!—design is truly the comfiest thing I’ve ever slipped on my plastic pups. (Bonus: they were designed after the ultra famous Japanese Zori sandals. Neat.)
My third summer basic is a must, even if there’s no beach in sight! This Marc Jacobs summer bag is the absolute perfect all-around-store-everything sack. Fashionable? Yes. Summery? Yes. Still casual enough to use everyday? But of course. Not only will it fit a bottle of water, a beach blanket, and some summer reading, but I’m sure you can squeeze in those Havaianas and even your Essie (for sand-scratched mani touchups, natch’!). And really, when you’ve got a whole day on the beach, what else does a girl need?
Hitting the sand!