Palm Trees and 80 Degrees: 6 Trendy Summer Essentials

Sweet summertime is finally here! Whether you’re headed on a tropical vacation, planning a road trip with your besties, or stuck inside at school, make this summer your most stylish one yet. My summer style is all about being bright and colorful. I have come up with what I consider to be summer essentials to stay on trend and keep cool in this heat.

1—SwimsuitThere are so many new swimsuit trends out right now! My personal favorite is the high-waisted bikini. This style has been around forever, but this summer it’s back and hotter than ever. I chose a swimsuit in a bright color with cut-outs to give it a little extra edge and really make it pop. It is so flattering on any body type and accentuates the waist perfectly.

2—Shades. Sunglasses are a must during this bright, sunny season. There are so many different styles to choose from but, my go-to pair are Diff Eyewear look-a-likes. Whatever your style of choice, awesome sunglasses are a must-have for any summer outfit.

3—Tote Bag. This bag is amazing for all your daytime adventures. It’s so easy to throw in everything you need for the day. I love the pom pom detailing on this one because it gives it an extra ounce of sass and fashion. Whether you use it as a beach bag or a travel bag, this tote will totally be a lifesaver.

4—Daytime OutfitOff-the-shoulder looks are all the rage right now, and they’re perfect for the heat. This outfit is sure to make you stand out at any event you attend this summer.  I paired this orange top with floral print high-waisted shorts to create a bright and playful look!

5—Espadrilles. Espadrilles are the It shoe of the summer. They go great with shorts, dresses, rompers, or even boyfriend jeans. If you want a dressier look, try a wedged pair.

6—Date Night/GNO Outfit. This red little number is going to turn heads every time you walk into a room. An off-the-shoulder maxi dress in a stand-out color is great for a date night or a night out on the town. Pair it with wedges and simple jewelry for a timeless, fun look.

No matter where you go or what you do this summer, have fun! Show us how you embrace summer style by tagging @CFashionista on Instagram.