Summer Essentials

I’m the type of person that sees everything in her closet as an essential. Ever since I crossed over to a minimalist way of dressing, there really isn’t much that I have now that isn’t necessary. I got rid of all the junk and have really honed in my style, but every now and then I like to buy at least one or two seasonal items throughout the year. If it’s Winter I usually pick up a moto jacket and a trench, for Spring I pick up a few cardigans etc. Summer is when it’s the worst for me because I feel like all the cute girlie stuff comes out in this season (like this new Lilly agenda I just bought…IN LOVE). The sun is out, my mood is great and I want to shop! Here are some of the things I can’t live without for the summer months….

Maxi Dress: Everybody needs one of these in your life. My favorite part about a maxi is that it’s quick, easy and it covers my legs for days I don’t have time to shave (or just flat out don’t feel like it). Summer is supposed to be effortless and a good maxi is the definition of that. I like to buy mine in spring when they come out with all the pretty pastel colors, and then I pick up a few brighter colors in summer. I always make sure to snag a black and one with stripes so that I can wear them later in the year. Lulus is my favorite place to shop for maxi’s!

Runner-up is distressed boyfriend jeans

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Sunglasses: I know you can’t tell in the picture (some serious mean muggin going on) but I absolutely love these sunglasses! I haven’t told you guys this yet, but I have a slight obsession with Celine sunglasses. Since I wear glasses everyday I’m always looking for brands that take it to the next level and can show me something I haven’t seen yet, and Celine always delivers!. Her frames are the perfect mix of edgy and classy with an added hint of retro. You can always find a pair of glasses to match your mood. Sunglasses are a great way for me to give my normal glasses a rest and do something different to switch up my look.

Runner-up is A straw hat or a floral headband

Sandals: This is my favoriteeeeeeee part of summer!! I am a sandal feen. Don’t let there be a pair of sandals I like AND in my size…I guarantee you I’m walking out the store with one in every color. I don’t think anyone can ever have enough sandals! My new comfortable favorites are these Birkenstocks, and my nude ones I got from Aldo years ago. Normally I buy bright colored sandals, but since I’m on this minimalist journey I’ve been gravitating to more neutral colors like nude, cognac and black. Every now and then I switch it up with gold or some type of metallic shoe just to have some fun with it!

Runner-up is perforated sneakers like these

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Crossbody: There is nothing worse than sweating on your gorgeous LV leather bag. Not cute boo…not cute. Summer is when a crossbody/messanger bag is mandatory. I normally don’t like these because they tend to cover up my whole outfit (and all the hard work that went into putting it together), but during the hotter months they are crucial. I’m a handbag fanatic and most of my stuff is high-quality leather. Not only are the majority of them heavy but they are also large. I’m all for a tote but when you’re shopping or headed to the beach you want to keep things as simple as possible. Leave the heavy-duty bags in your closet for the winter time and have a little carefree fun with a bright crossbody bag. My favorite is the one above that I picked up from Francesca’s. I think the multicolors make it perfect for summertime and the cork material is super durable!

Runner Up is a wristlet or a tote bag made of canvas instead of leather. Kate spade has some super cute ones!

Well that’s about it for my summer essentials. I’m pretty easy going during summer since I prefer to shop during the colder months (gawd knows I love my jackets. Those come second to sandals). There is just something about layering clothes just makes my heart swoon. Anyway be sure to leave below what your summer essentials are! I would love to hear them!

Ps: I’m currently on a “no buy” until I lose some of this winter weight! Check out my workout journey here!

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  1. Kelly
    June 18, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Love those sunglasses on you. The one on the left are SUPER cute. And that bag is so fun, is it cork??

  2. June 24, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    Ooh, I love a good maxi dress for summer! Temperatures in Phoenix are regularly over 110 so easy maxi dresses are an essential here. Great list!

  3. July 6, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    Those sunnies are just fabulous!

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