We're not quite sure how it happened, but it's August. And many of us have big plans to leave the city for the coveted annual summer vacation. If you're one of these lucky ladies, you're probably wondering, "What do I pack?"
We know that staying gorgeous on the go can be slightly overwhelming. No one wants to pack their entire make-up case for a week-long trip. But, what if you forget something?
The good news is that whether you're off to the shore or the lake, or even another city—we've got you covered.
The ladies don’t get to have all the fun on the beach this summer; when you think of sexy swimwear your mind probably goes straight to bikinis, right? Wrong. This summer the men-folk get to have some fun in their bathing suits. That’s right- it’s not just the briefs vs. trunks debate anymore. Today men have lots of trendy options to choose from, making the yearly quest for trunks a simple task.
See our picks of the hottest shorts of the season and similar, budget-friendly options!
The classic polka dot pattern is back in a big way. The pattern, made famous by Minnie Mouse and itsy-bitsy bikinis, is showing up on everything from hats and dresses, to underwear and umbrellas. Which means, for those of you who are pattern-shy, there is an easy way for you to incorporate them into your wardrobe too! No need to mix patterns if you don’t feel like it; these hot spots look great on their own.
It’s no secret that we all covet sun-kissed skin. Bronzed beauty is a goal we’re all working toward and one that’s not always easy to achieve. We’re either landlocked or way too busy to hit the coast, (not to mention we try to limit harmful UVs) so we’re forced to attempt a golden glow sans the rays. Sure, pile on the bronzer, slap on some self-tanner, even highlight your luscious locks—but careful, it’s all too easy to end up looking like a pumpkin. Here’s our go-to guide on bronzing tips and the best products of the season.
Whether you’re from Buffalo or Santa Barbara, nothing says it’s summer like the beach. While the unofficial start of season is still a few weeks away, the weather would have you believing quite the contrary (Dear Mother Nature, you were really cool this winter and we’re trying to be patient but we miss the heat. We’re sure we’ll be complaining about the unbearable heat soon enough, but please don’t let us down. We miss it. Thanks.) Take an instant vacation and bring the beach to you no matter your location, with this latest trend we couldn’t help but to love. Ocean-inspired prints and designs are showing up everywhere, from makeup to accessories to clothes, and there’s something for everyone with the slew of ocean-themed items to show off your love for sun and sand!
Even if you’re more city chic than beach babe, we’ve got you covered with our favorite these deep sea-inspired items below: