summer essentials

It’s summer. It’s really hot, humid, sometimes rainy, and the sun is really intense. That said, there are a few key essentials for summer time that make all of that worth while – aside from drinking tons of water, eating lots of tasty fruits, an spending days at the pool & beach (with sunscreen of course!!)


  • Shorts – Everyone needs a good, comfy pair of shorts. Now a-days they come in all lengths, colors, shapes & sizes, which makes picking a pair out more fun! I love these neon shorts from Old Navy. Cute, comfy, and cheap? Yes please!
  • Hats –  Aside from adding to your outfit and being a cute accessory, these babies protect your head, hair & scalp from the sun’s harmful rays. They also are fun to wear! This one is really fun, and I love the little crochet band around it. 
  • Sunglasses – Perhaps one of the most important accessories you could have during the summer. These protect your eyes, shielding them from the super bright light & UV rays that aren’t so friendly to your pretty eyes. They also work with any outfit, and can be fun to wear (depending on what you pick!). I am in love with the cat eye shape, so these Rebecca Minkoff sunnies, similar to the ones above, rock my world. Urban Outfitters also have some super cute cat eye sunglasses (here & here) that are easier on the wallet.
  • Fun necklaces – Ice cream is amazing, so how fun is it to have a little ice cream cone around your neck? I love the summer time feel this ice cream cone necklace adds, and it honestly just screams fun & happy times to me.
  • Sandals – Sandals are a must. It’s a hassel to have your feets cooped up in closed shoes, especially when it’s hot outside. These pretty pastel green sandals from ASOS are the perfect pick me up for any outfit.
  • Flowy tanks – Nothing screams comfort and keeping cool than a flowy tank. They flutter in the summer breeze, keep you cool, and add such a nice touch to any bottom. 
  • Pretty Polishes – Since summer is so hot, wearing tons of bracelets can sometimes be uncomfortable. Wearing a pretty polish in a summery color can be the perfect accessory. My absolute favorites this summer are the Essie Summer Collection. I am in love with every single color.
What are your summer essentials?

About Kirstin Marie

Hi, I'm Kirstin (pronounced - Keer-stin)! Shoe crazed, animal lovin', vintage addict, and I love dressing up. I live in the moment, and thrive on change & challenges. Contributor to Lucky Magazine & The Curvy Fashionista. Stylist | Plus Size Fashion & Style Blogger | Events Coordinator | Lighting Designer.
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16 Responses to summer essentials

  1. I love the sunnies, top, and shorts that you picked as examples for your Essentials list!

    Great stuff 🙂

    xo Teresa
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  2. gypsyroxylee says:

    Kirstin Marie, I love every piece in your summer essentials collection! The shorts are adorable and so is the flowy tank! I can see myself wearing sandals like the one you featured and I am never without a pedicure in summer. I’m loving the neon trend now! 🙂

  3. Those sandals are so cute! Loving the mint color.

  4. Sae Miller says:

    Everything here is exactly what i need for the summer comfy, stylish and healthy.

  5. Kirsten says:

    Already purchased a color from Essie’s summer collection. Always a must. I love that tank top. I’m trying to build my collection of flowy-er shirts. Love the one you chose!

  6. Adrienne says:

    Dang, I love all of these! I seriously need those shorts and sunnies 🙂

    What Lola Wants

  7. I am so in love with those pink shorts! Dresses are my summer essential for sure! They are so easy to wear and make for effortless outfits!

  8. Excellent essential items, I do believe I’m always sneaking a hat into my must-haves. At the moment I’m obsessed with colourful trousers, and denim … shorts included! xo

  9. I love those sunnies! they are the perfect shape!


  10. Shannon says:

    Love the ice cream cone necklace! And the pretty polish.

  11. Maiken says:

    definitely strawberries, all kinds of pretty dresses and obviously vacations and time off from work 😛

    Maikeni blogi – part of me

  12. Great picks! I always need a good pair of sunnies & the brightest nail polish possible! Oh, AND some SPF 🙂


  13. i LOVE those sandals!! hmmm i may want to buy!!

  14. Sarah says:

    I love the flowy tank! I always wear those or loose fitting shirts in the summer, best way to stay cool! xx

  15. Loooooooove those Essie polish colors! Comfy t-strap sandals in fun colors and prints like my DV by Dolce Vita Archers and Sam Edelman Gigis are at the top of my summer essentials list!

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