Summer Essentials

I always find myself saying 'I cant believe summer is already over!', every single summer. This time, with summer being around the corner, I want to share with you all my summer essentials. There are a few key accessories and products you really can't do without during summertime. From those beautifully woven, brimmed straw hats to luxurious-smelling hair oil that works to tame that frizz! 

The first of my summer essentials is this insanely affordable ($29!) straw boater hat you might have recognized from Instagram! So a little digression here ladies, I have hunted far and wide to find the perfect straw hat and believe me when I say this one is p-e-r-f-e-c-t. The right compliments an entire look, adding that extra layer of class and fun. The right hat also protects the skin from the sun's harsh rays but equally draws enough attention to the face. This one definitely fits the bill and It's basically the perfect summer companion!

Anyway, the second essential item is the easy pyjama top that goes from bed to beach real quick! Loungewear street style is a must right now; this top was actually gifted to me by my dear MIL and part of a full set, but I've found this equally chic top from Bloomingdales for just $32!

A stylish, comfy pair of slides is also a must-have. Mine are from LOÉIL and they are every bit worth it.  

Lastly, loads and loads of sunscreen! I've actually been dying to talk about my latest purchase from Sephora. So I have a history of breaking out instantaneously after applying sunscreen, however this Drunk Elephant Physical Defense SPF is a creamy consistency that absorbs beautifully into my sensitive skin. I mix it with the C-Firma Day Serum (packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C) and the results are glorious! If, like me, you're a little more interested in sunscreen than your average person, you know how hard it can be to find the perfect match - affordable, doesn't smell, doesn't leave a white cast, is strong enough and doesn't break you out. Sounded too good to be true, until now!

The rest of the outfit details are nice-to-haves, but these are a few of the summer products/items I've been loving! What products are you using this summer?

PS: Be sure to shop my list of summer essentials below!

1. Hinge Straw Boater Hat - $29

2. Band of Gypsies Botanical Pyjama Top - $32

3. LOÉIL Helios Lace Slides - $78

4. Drunk Elephant Umbra Defense Physical Sunscreen - $34

5. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum - $80

Shop My Outfit

Paisley Print Pyjama Top (sold out; similar here) • TopShop Dark Blue Mom Jeans • Hinge Straw Boater Hat • Gucci Marmont Leather Belt • Gucci Marmont Metalasse Shoulder Bag • LOEIL Helios Slides