While the official start of summer was June 21, we’ve been dreaming up our summer plans since the first day the temperatures rose above 70 degrees. Needless to say, with the official commencement of the sunniest season, it’s time to cross those summer essentials off your shopping list. We’ve picked out our must-have pieces to ensure stellar vacations abroad, relaxing weekends by the lake and aesthetically pleasing Instagram posts to document it all.
We’re firm believers that your beach bag should be adaptable for every vacay occasion from dinner on the boardwalk to morning strolls around town. With a lined pocket to tuck away wet swimsuits and a hidden pocket to secure your wallet and phone, this spacious beach bag proves to be much more than a one-trick pony.
Flamingo and swan pool floaties have dominated Instagram the past two summers and now we’re saying fishes! Make a splash in the pool (and on your feed) with this adorable conversational innertube we plan to float around in all summer long.
Long gone are the days picking up the wrong sandals at the beach with these vibrant flip flops in the mix. We’ll be wearing these vibrant kicks seaside, at the lake and everywhere in between.
When it comes to summer attire the sunglasses you wear everyday become the staple of your wardrobe. So, we like to sport shades that make a statement like these pale pink Elsa Sunglasses.
lighten up grand backpack
No matter the destination our go-to for carrying every need is the Lighten Up Grand Backpack. The water-repellent fabric lets this bag keep up with you rain or shine, and the spacious compartments will carry everything from your laptop and snacks to your clothes and cosmetic bag.
Whether you’re serving homemade lemonade on your porch or mimosas for brunch lakeside, this floral pitcher is the perfect (and prettiest) way to stir up and pour out any of your favorite summer libations.
conversational drink hugger
We’ve solved the common summertime nuisance of forgetting which drink is yours with the help of these conversational drink huggers. Not only will you recognize your drink, but also these decked out coozies will literally get the conversation started with their bright designs and clever phrases.
chambray swim collection in shannon and eva
The arrival of another summer means it’s time to add a new swimsuit to your closet. Our vote for your latest addition is this duo from the Chambray Swim Collection. It features adorable ruffles along the neckline of the bikini top in a shade of blue that never goes out of style.
We prefer our beach towels to be just as extra as our swimsuit. From their distinct colors to their luxurious softness, there is nothing like wrapping up in our extra-long towels that stand out in any crowd.
Every year it seems like our list includes the search for a perfect romper and we’ve finally found it with the Kiera cover-up. This white, lightweight romper makes the switch from the sea to the shore seamlessly.
shop our summer must-haves