Summer is almost here! Soon, we’ll be spending more time outdoors, enjoying the warmer temperatures. During the summer months, the boost of natural Vitamin D from the sun is wonderful! That being said, it’s very important to monitor your exposure and take steps to protect and shield skin from harmful rays while outdoors.
I’m sharing a few summer essentials I’ll keep stocked in my tote to stay safe in the heat. It’s easy to forget to take precautionary measures when not spending time in the sun directly. Having products on hand to protect my skin and stay hydrated while I’m on the go is important! I’m thinking pool time and beyond, while out and about during the day…
What’s in my tote?
First, everyone needs a roomy tote bag this season! This one can be worn expanded or tapered in, thanks to the inside tab. It has inside pockets, structure, and a fun tassel detail. It fits all of my daily must-haves with room to spare!
A simple way to be prepared is to keep a UPF wrap, hat, and sunglasses in your handbag or car at all times. If you find yourself unexpectedly spending time outdoors, throw these accessories on for quick sun protection!
This chic wrap and woven hat are perfect for summer! The wrap is available in solids and stripes and is a great addition to any outfit, or over your swimwear while lounging. It’s stretchy, lightweight, and has UPF 50. Wear this wide brim hat to protect your face, ears and neck from the sun! It’s packable and contains UPF 50.
In the summertime, I prefer to wear less makeup but still want correcting coverage. My solution is CC Cream with a broad spectrum SPF, and I love this version from Smashbox! It evens my complexion out, and provides moisture and protection. It has a soft, dewy finish. (For heavier coverage, I have also used it as a primer under my everyday foundation!) For a quick, fresh-faced look curl your lashes, apply a swipe of mascara and tinted lip balm and you’re good to go! The subtle red tint of the Korres Pomegranate Lip Balm is a favorite…
Broad spectrum, high SPF sunscreen is another must-have! Hampton Sun SPF 55 Sunscreen is a great pick because it protects skin and is water resistant (up to 80 minutes). It’s oil free with a light floral scent. Don’t forget to reapply when you’ve been out in the sun for an extended time or in the water.
Rounding out my daily essentials are an Infuser Water Bottle and my Fitbit. These fun water bottles encourage me (and the kids!) to stay hydrated by drinking more water throughout the day. Experiment with different combinations of chopped up fruit, vegetables, and herbs to create refreshing flavors! Current favorites are cucumber/mint/lime, blackberry/lime, strawberry/lemon, and orange/mint.
I wear my Fitbit every day, to motivate workouts, monitor heart rate, and keep track of steps/sleep. This model offers so many features with a sleek look! I also like to use the Fitbit app to track my progress/goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis…
Have a safe, happy, and healthy summer with these great finds! Catch this look on the HSN blog…you can shop everything I’ve mentioned here. Also, I’ve linked the rest of the pieces I’m wearing below, including the round towel (2 for $50!) and these adorable platform espadrille slip ons. They’re available in several colors and prints, and I love them so much I’m considering getting them in another shade…so comfy, too!
Thanks for stopping by! xx
Photography: Beckley & Co.