Summer Essentials- Accessories

Summer Accessories

Happy Monday beauties! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. We went over to the beach for the weekend with our neighbors to celebrate my hubby’s birthday. We had so much fun swimming in the pool, splashing in the waves, and hunting for seashells. This was our first summer getaway and I’m looking froward to more. Summer has begun and we’re ready for some fun!

Whether we’re going away for a long weekend, a week at the beach, or staying home and enjoying the Florida sunshine in our own backyard, there are a few items I can’t part with during summer. From hair and beauty products to accessories, I’ve gathered my favorite summer essentials to share with you to get you ready for summer. To kick off my summer essentials series, I’m diving into accessories that get me through a day at the pool or a trip to the beach.

The Sunglasses

I begin with my sunnies obsession- my J.Crew rose gold aviators. I’ve had these for a few months now and I can’t step outside without them (see them here too). Although the primary purpose of sunglasses for me is to protect my eyes from the sun, they do have to look good and feel good. Light and airy to wear, this twist on the classic aviator in rose gold has a modern shine.

The Cover-up

A cover-up is a summer must-have if you’re planning to spend anytime at the pool, lake, beach, or water park. From maxi dresses and mini dresses to rompers and tunics, the cover-up comes in many different forms to match your own personal style.  I also enjoy having something nice to wear over my bikini when we take a break for lunch (or a piña colada) at a local beachside spot. One of my favorite beach cover-ups is this one from J.Crew. I got it a year or two ago and it’s still going strong- I just love it when I get extra milage out of any fashion piece. Crisp, white cotton and embroidery combine beautifully in this classic tunic. I just throw it on over my bathing suit and I’m ready to go.

The Beach Bag

My go-to beach bag is the Luxe Marché Tote by Christen Maxwell (I love it with this summer look too). Fabricated with their signature lustre linen and dipped in a metallic faux leather, this bag gleams with style. We all know that it’s what’s on the inside that counts and this beautiful bag has some brains. The spacious interior has a water-repellent lining making it a smart choice to carry sunblock, pool toys, and wet bathing suits. There’s also an inside zipped pocket to hold essentials perfect for keys and your phone.

What are your must have summer accessories? Please share with me.

Summer Sunglasses

summer tote

Where to buy: J.Crew Sunglasses, J.Crew tunic (similar herehere and here), Christen Maxwell Luxe Marche Tote,

Photo credits to the lovely Allana Wesley White

20 thoughts on “Summer Essentials- Accessories

  1. Such a cute summer beach or poolside outfit! And all these pieces can work with everything else in your wardrobe for summer and aren’t trendy! Need to go shopping 😉

    1. Wow- you really get me! I switch these pieces around all the time- in fact, most my wardrobe is interchangeable. Happy shopping.