Summer Essentials

Hey there lovely readers!
I'm Caroline from Citrus & Style guest posting for Ashley today. I am so honored to post for her and am so very jealous of her extreme work ethic.

Anyway, I hope you are as excited that it is summer as I am! It literally hasn't hit me until a week or so ago that it is actually summer.... June is under our belts and so is 4th of July! How crazy is that?!

That being said, without realizing it, I have come up with some things I cannot live without so far this summer. Summer Essentials as I like to call them!

Here are some of my favorites:

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The first thing I strongly suggest is investing in some quality J.Crew chino shorts (preferably in the 3 inch version). I promise you will wear them all summer long!

Next is a nice hat like this monogrammed one from Marley Lilly. Hey, a little monogram is as good as it gets, right? It'll be perfect for going for a run, a day at the beach or running errands. No one likes a sunburned face!

Don't forget a pair of stylish sunnies! I love tortoiseshell ones because they match with everything.

Also, I love having a baggy oxford shirt to throw over my swimsuit when I head to the pool. I have a Ralph Lauren one that I got at TJMaxx that is the perfect slouchy size and recommend finding one on sale since it may get trashed with sweat and sunscreen stains!

And who can forget some stylish sandals like these from Target? Unfortunately these are sold out online, however I was at Target a few weeks ago and they were still there. Be sure to check quickly!

Another pair of shorts I live in during the summer are some Nike running shorts. I own a few pairs of these and they are literally a lifesaver on those days when you don't really feel like trying.

To keep yourself hydrated, carry around a water bottle or tumbler like the Starbucks one. I purchased this one right before they discontinued it but I know Lilly Pulitzer has some other great options!

A necessary essential is a cute bathing suit that you will confident in. I found a great one from Target (read: pink and white gingham! Swoon!) at a great price.

Pearl studs are also a nice thing to wear on a daily basis to dress up your look a little. Although I don't have my ears pierced yet (ehem, on my summer bucket list!) I would imagine pearls would be the perfect earring for the job.

Lastly, my go-to bag in the summer is a Longchamp. It is super durable and super chic. Plus, it holds a ton and a neutral color really matches with any outfit!

Thanks again to the fabulous Ashley for letting my guest post!

Come and check out my blog sometime!

What are your summer essentials?


  1. this is a great list of summer essentials! I agree with every single one, though I still need to find a cute monogram baseball hat for myself ;)
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

  2. I'm obsessed with those sandals!