10 allies for the warm months ahead
The sun is shining bright, and we’ve already ditched the boots and jackets, making do with skirts and sandals! Summer comes with its own set of allies, and we’ve got your essentials in the realm of fashion, beauty, and beyond! Below, 10 items to add to your spring-summer arsenal.
1. A carryall is always essential come summer, but while we love our totes and beach bags, a hands-free backpack—especially this miniature version—is a more hip alternative. Fjällräven Kånken Mini Backpack, $69.99 online.
2. Both a stylish accessory and protection from the sun, a wide-brimmed hat doesn’t only have to be relegated for when you’re sitting poolside. It’s the perfect accessory for any summer outfit, too! DELFUTO Straw Hat, $25 at Aldo stores and online.
3. For capturing that perfect selfie with the girls at the beach, outdoor concert or while on vacation, this palette of finishing powders are great at perfecting your complexion… no filter required. Too Faced Selfie Powders, $46 online, and at Sephora stores.
4. A cute pair of shades is the most stylish summer accessory, and we adore this new set from show brand par excellence, TOMS. TOMS Dodoma 201 Seaglass Champagne Sunglasses, $159 online.
5. It goes without saying, proper protection from the sun is essential this season. And now, one of our favourite sunscreens comes in a miniature version for our face; perfect to toss in our bag and go! Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion SPF 30, $10.99 in drugstores.
6. Staying fresh is key to hot summer days, and we’re deviating from traditional antiperspirant sticks. This spray goes on dry and moisturizes your sensitive underarm skin, as well. Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, $5.99 at in drugstores.
7. It’s not only our eyes and skin that need protection from the sun! Our hair is also susceptible to the sun’s harsh rays, and this spray shields our strands, all the while hydrating them and minimizing colour fade. Fekkai Pre-Soleil Hair Mist, $28 (148mL) online.
8. Sneakers are fun summer companions, but with a new pedicure in place, our toes want a hit of sunshine, too. These super-comfortable sandals—the footbed is made out of yoga mats!—tie at the ankle, and also come in cool prints. Sanuk Yoga Slinged Up Sandals, $59.99 online.
9. What’s summer without music? This portable speakers lets you enjoy the summer’s anthem wherever you go! NudeAudio Move Medium Wireless Portable Speaker, $59.95 at iStoreWorld.com.
10. Summer calls for some fun, and we think a neon hue for your nails falls into that category, wouldn’t you agree? Essie Neon Collection Nail Polish (in Vibrant Vibes), $9.99 at drugstores, salons, and beauty stores.