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5 Summer Essentials Every Woman Needs



Just like the season’s change, fashion changes. And while there are classic must-have wardrobe essentials every woman should own, there are also things she should purchase when the season changes. We’re in spring now, which means summer is right around the corner. While some of the items on this list are trendy, others will stay in style for decades. The great thing about fashion is you can have fun with current trends and pair them with pieces you’ll wear for a lifetime – that’s what makes your wardrobe the most functional and keeps you from impulse shopping. Let’s look at some of this year’s summer essentials that every woman needs.

Oversized Sunglasses

Sunglasses trends seem to change all the time. Right now, it’s very “in” to wear the thin styles we saw in the late nineties. But, the truth is, this style is tough to pull off on most face shapes and depending on your age. So, your best bet is a pair of oversized sunnies, as they have never gone out of style and serve many uses. They can take the place of under-eye concealer if you’ve had too much fun the night before or stayed up late working. They hide all imperfections. Oversized shades also protect the delicate eye area preventing fine lines and wrinkles known as crow’s feet. They are easily a top summer essential.

The Perfect Bathing Suit

While bikinis look great on many people, they’re not always in vogue. The classic one-piece swimsuit has not and will never go out of style. You can go low back, high cut, strapless – it doesn’t matter, but one-pieces have serious staying power when looking chic. So, if you don’t already own a one-piece that flatters you, start searching for a one-piece that suits your style.

Pool & Beach Cover Ups

When you’re enjoying a pool or beach day, you’re not in the water the entire time. It would be best if you had a piece that looks cute on but can be put on in a cinch to run to the snack bar, the car, or wrangle your kids together. Finding plus size beach outfits, terry cloth rompers, or sarongs that flatter you is easier than you might think. While these pieces are very specific, you may not find them in-store super quickly, but there are many stylish options online. Take a look and make sure you have one before beach season hits, so you’re not stuck without one when you need it.

A Go-To Tote

Oversized totes can come in handy for many reasons, especially during summer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent or not – it seems in the summertime, we need a lot more supplies in our bags than in the off-season. Finding an oversized tote that suits your style and is comfortable is paramount. Avoid straw or woven totes and stick with a classic canvas or thin leather, or vegan leather tote if you don’t want its use limited to summer only use. You’ll look great while packing in all your vacation essentials. They can also double as your carry-on luggage if you’re going out of town.

White Slip-On Sneakers

The great thing about white sneakers is they look phenomenal even in the dead of winter – but even better in the summer. White sneakers match perfectly with denim shorts, Capri length pants, and every length of the dress. Since they’re white, it doesn’t matter what color or print your outfit is; they will match. Since we’re talking about summertime, you want to go with a slip-on style, so it’s easy to take on and off when you’re transitioning from a boardwalk to a sandy beach or running out the door to meet friends for an outdoor dinner.

The key to dressing for summer is making things look breezy and effortlessly chic. You want to make sure no matter what you’re buying, you purchase something in breathable natural textiles – the hot summer heat, and you don’t want to be sweating because you’re wearing knit blends from synthetic materials. Make sure you have all the essentials listed above as a solid base for your summer wardrobe, and fill in the rest with what you already own – you’ll look and feel great. Enjoy the season!


I'm Nikos Alepidis, blogger at motivirus. I'm passioned for all things related to motivation & personal development. My goal is to help and inspire people to become better.

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