8 Things You Must Have for the Summer

{By Ellery Sadler}

As the weather gets warm, there are some things you absolutely must have in your closet for the season. So here are 8 essentials for the SUMMER!

1. A fantastic pair of sunglasses. They don’t have to be expensive, but they should be stylish. Whether your a girl or a guy, cool sunglasses are a must.

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2. A big purse. Personally, I love brightly colored, fun purses for the summer, but even if bold isn’t your style, a large purse is a great accessory. (This is girls only. Sorry guys, murses are not cool.)

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3. A versatile  sundress (or two). Something cool, casual, and cute is just right for grabbing ice cream with your friends or just plain looking fabulous all the time.


4. A maxi. Maxis (skirts or dresses) are instantly chic. They look elegant and effortless, which is a perfect combination.

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5. A statement watch. If there is anything cool, it is watches. Now, some people aren’t watch-wearers, but for those who are, a bold statement watch is a fantastic way to make sure you’re on time and look amazing. This is for guys and girls. Guys, watches can be very very cool, and people (ie. girls) notice them. Girls, what could be more fun than a bright pink or blue watch?

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6. A hat. Whatever your style, a hat is a great way to look mysterious and stay in the shade. (Hats can be very glamorous.) And when guys where hats it’s cool too.


7. Flip-flops.  A pair of colorful flip-flops or crystal-y sandals are a must for the summertime. This is another girls-only. Sorry guys, but unless you are sailing in the Caribbean islands, flip-flops are only for girls. (I know there is some debate over this topic, but did you ever see Cary Grant or Fred Astaire in flip-flops? I don’t think so.)

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8. A smile. This is for guys and girls. So many people are under the false impression (especially girls) that they look better without smiling. Impossible. Literally everyone I have ever met looks more attractive when they smile. Guys or girls, it doesn’t matter: a smile is the best way to look amazing.


So what have you found this shopping season? Anything else that should be on the list?