I don’t know about you but I’m counting down the days until Summer officially begins! Summer is on the horizon and with it comes a packed calendar of outdoor parties, and lets be serious, getting dressed for an alfresco summer soiree can be stressful! No one wants to sacrifice style for practicality, so today I thought I would share my go-to summer style essentials that will guide your outfits all summer no matter if you’re getting dressed for a casual picnic or a garden wedding!
Up first…sweat protection! Secret Clinical Strength is the first thing I reach for when I’m getting ready for a summer party (especially one that is outdoors). There’s nothing worse that being uncomfortable the entire time you’re at a party because you’re hot and sweaty. Secret’s Clinical Strength Collection provides 2x the sweat protection vs. ordinary antiperspirant so for me this choice is a no-brainer! No matter what outfit I choose I know that Secret Clinical Strength has me protected when it comes to sweat and deodorant stains!
Next…the outfit! I always stick with light weight breathable fabrics when I’m outfit planning for a big summer soiree, cotton, linen and jersey are my go-tos! Bright, patterned pieces are another favorite of mine so I tend to grab for those before something more minimal hanging in my closet. This tie-dye maxi is one of my best summer purchases so far because it can be dressed up or dressed down so it works for pretty much ANY summer party AND it’s so light and breezy that it keeps me cool.
I decided to dress up my look today with a fun clutch and matching chunky heels – two more of my go-to summer style essentials that every girl should have in her closet. Another summer favorite for me is a great pair of statement earrings! These gold ones are old favorites, but I’m loving all the bright, colorful tassel earrings that are so on trend this year too.
Now lastly, the summer style essential I definitely couldn’t leave the house without…fresh, sweat-proof makeup! Sunscreen, tinted moisturizer, bronzer and a light lip color are my summer makeup essentials. Even a makeup lover like myself knows when to stick with the basics, especially when the temperatures make their way up into the 90s and above. I always carry around matte powder, blotting papers and a lip color to reapply on the go. And ALWAYS grab a pair of sunnies! Not only are they one of my summer style essentials, but they can quickly cover up any running makeup.
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