Summer Essentials

It’s here and I can smell the SPF already! A day on the calendar we’ve all been waiting for since January: the first official day of summer! If your social calendar hasn’t filled up with cookouts, weddings or vacations yet, brace yourself.

This busy time is all about having fun, not fretting about what to wear (we’ve all been there). Instead of thinking about all the events on my calendar the next few months, I like to break it down by each occasion. Much more easier to handle and that’s why I’m here to help you by breaking down my 10 summer essentials. When mixed, they all can create outfits for any summer event.



  • Maxi dress
  • Neutral wedges
  • Hat
  • Tortoise sunnies
  • Bag
  • Shorts
  • V-neck T
  • Light floral scarf
  • Woven bracelets
  • Bright lipstick







I am in love with maxi dresses and their comfortable versatility: they can work with sandals or wedges at an outdoor wedding. Basic outfits like neon or stripe shorts with a tee and floral scarf are perfect for a cookout or weekend brunch. Each piece works together, or combined with other items in your closet. It doesn’t get any more basic than these items, especially a neutral wedge. Have fun mixing it all up this summer and don’t be afraid to rock neon accessories or a bold pink lip! Cheers to the official summer season, plenty of events and fabulous outfits!

(The items were pulled from Polyvore. If you want to give the item details to buy or look at, the link is here.)

Alissa Kelly, Lifestyle Editor 









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