summer essentials

oversized denim cutoffs – i’m very picky about these!  right now i’m liking my levi’s 501s as they are so soft and slouchy (i sized up).  i have a lighter pair that came as shorts and a medium wash pair that i cut from an old pair of jeans (i’ve been known to do this quite often).

basic tanks and tees – i love basics all year round, but especially in the summer.  i feel like summer is the time to be super casual and understated, with the focus on your tan or beachy hair.  i love these tanks from gap (i sized up for a baggier look) and these from urban outfitters.

lots of bracelets and rings – for some reason, i always pile on the bracelets and rings in the summertime.  i wear my cape cod bracelets pretty much every day of the year, but i like to add more silver and gold cuffs and other favorite bracelets to the mix in the summer.  i feel my rings look so much better when i have more of a tan, so those join the party too.

minimal makeup – and i mean minimal.  i’m a serious sunscreen applier, especially on my face, so i always like to use bronzer to amp the color up a little bit/match my face to my body when i’m doing my makeup at night.  my three favorite bronzers are benefit hoola, bobbi brown bronzer in golden light, and nars laguna when i want a hint of shimmer. i conceal the pimples – nars when i want something heavier and maybelline fit me when i want something lighter – and slap on mascara and that’s it!  during the day i don’t wear anything, just sunscreen and maybe a little concealer on blemishes.

rosewater spray – rosewater sprays are an essential every day of the year for me, but especially in the summer.  they are so refreshing in hot weather and add some moisture back into my face when needed throughout the day.  i also like to spritz a little on before i put on my moisturizer and after i do my makeup.  my favorites are the glossier soothing face mist and mario badescu, but you could also use the evian mineral water spray if you don’t like rose.

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