Sweet summertime and the living is fun, easy, and breezy-just like all the Summer 2019 trends we are loving. Whether you are heading on vacation, meeting up with friends, or heading to the beach, here are our 5 essentials for summer.
1. Seashell Jewelry
Nostalgic and fun, shell jewelry is making a huge comeback for the summer. From fond memories of collecting shells at the beach to everyone owning a puka shell choker in middle school, who wouldn’t want to give a nod to your childhood? These pieces will give a lighthearted vibe to your sundress or bikini alike. We like how this bracelet from BaubleBar gave a gold facelift to a classic shell look.
2. A Good Listen
Podcasts and audiobooks are must-haves for any road trip or beach day this summer. Listening to a book can help you multitask and still knock out your summer “to-read” list, and there are countless podcasts that can interest anyone from self-help to murder mystery. Add them to your playlist to save yourself from hearing the same song played for the millionth time or to save your book from sand, water, and sunscreen (oh my!).
3. Fun Hair Accessories
Barrettes, scrunchies, bows, scarf ponies, and headbands are giving us (and our hair) fun summer vibes. Hair accessories are great for any statement you would like to make, from elegant pearls to cutesy ice cream cones. They also look fab with any hairstyle and outfit so you can mix and match again and again. Check out the sweet hair clips we are drooling over from Anthropologie.
4. A Reusable Cup & Straw
Proper hydration is essential for the warmer summer months but so is being environmentally conscious! Plastic straws and cups are both in the top ten most common items of trash in our lakes and oceans. This environmental movement to help reduce plastic waste is a cause we can get behind. Adorable cup and straw sets like this Kate Spade design are perfect for summer!
5. A Summer Bucket List
Jot down things you would like to accomplish during the summer months. Bucket lists are perfect for those classic “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” times! A fun goal is to try and include a good variety of activities on your list with tried and true classics as well as new adventures. We look to our friend @TheGRGuide every season for her roundup of all things West Michigan!