Quintessential Summer Fashion & Beauty Items

Quintessential Summer Fashion & Beauty Items
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Quintessential Summer Fashion & Beauty Items

It’s summer. It’s summer! Run and tell all your friends that I’m sharing the most quintessential fashion and beauty items.

Okay, okay, so technically the first day of summer is June 21st, but I’m already feeling pretty prepared considering how hot it’s been in RVA lately. Recently, someone asked me what my summer essentials were for this year, and I thought, “why haven’t I put together a blog post on that yet?” So, here it is! Keep reading on to see what I’m piling into my summer wardrobe and beauty drawers!

[ Outfit Details ]

similar top | skort | similar shoes | similar bag | earrings

Photos by Meredith Anne Photography

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Straw Bags

I took a poll on Instagram a few days ago to see how many of you loved this trend and how many hated it. I was not even a wee bit surprised that over 90% of ya’ll were all about this vacation-vibes accessory!

White Shoes

I mean, this seems like a no-brainer. They match with literally everything. And if you happen to snag the pair I’m wearing, you certainly won’t regret it because they’re comfy AF.


I’ve proclaimed my love for skorts a few times, yet here we are again. They’re the perfect combo for a long-legged gal like myself. They cover up everything and still look like a mini skirt!

Layered Gold Necklaces

Again, a piece that just goes with everything. I’ve found myself rotating between a handful of gold necklaces lately and I just can’t stop myself. They’re so lovely and dainty!


I can’t think of many things better than a good glow, so shimmery highlighters are one of my favorite parts of summer makeup. I’ve been rocking a lilac-toned strobe highlighter lately, but I’m totally eyeing a gorgeous peachy one now!

Dry Shampoo

A.K.A. my hair’s saving grace. As someone with color-treated red hair, it can be such a challenge to maintain the richness of the tone – especially in the summer sun, sweat, and chlorine. Dry shampoo helps me wash my hair less and still keep it looking 100.

White Tops

I’ll never get enough of bright white clothing in the summertime (or any other time of year)! It shows off your tan, is easy to style, and there are plenty of options outside your typical “plain white tee.”

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Are there any quintessential summer fashion or beauty items you can’t live without?

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  • Reply
    June 4, 2018 at 6:29 AM

    I think I’m going to look for a straw bag. They are so fun! Great ideas!!

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    June 4, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    I love all the pieces you chose! I’d pick these all myself. I am dying over straw bags! I see so many different styles and I think that I need them all 😉

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    Morgan Klein
    June 4, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    I’m definitely going to order one of these straw bags. I’m going on vacation soon and have been looking for one for so long!

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    June 4, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    Okay I am obsessed with that skort! You look so cute!

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    June 4, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    You are just the cutest! Love this whole look, babe – that skirt is such a perfect summer item!

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    June 4, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    Cute outfit, I love your handbag! It’s perfect for summer!


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    June 4, 2018 at 11:41 AM

    YAY FOR SUMMER!! Although here in London it really doesn’t get too hot lol… summer here feels like spring everywhere else. I am totally in love with this outfit on you though! I need this top!

    xx Mollie

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    Tonya Tardiff
    June 4, 2018 at 2:22 PM

    Love the straw bags! Def need to get one for myself, so cute!

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    June 4, 2018 at 4:05 PM

    You’re adorable, and this post is SO good! Love all of these essentials (I need one of those white tops for sure!)
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com

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    Ruthie Ridley
    June 4, 2018 at 7:02 PM

    Fully obsessed with the bags and the white shoes!!! Time for me to shop!!

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    June 4, 2018 at 10:29 PM

    I’m all about white tops this summer too! I’m also loving the straw purses. I haven’t found the right one yet, but I’m on the look out!

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    Kenzi || Life of a Sister
    June 5, 2018 at 7:35 AM

    I love these essentials! The bags and white shoes are definitely going to be my favorites this year! I love the white tops too, I just wish I could find ones that are less see through.

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    June 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    cute little white tops and highlighter are my two essentials! x

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    Laura Leigh
    June 5, 2018 at 8:31 AM

    Yes, yes, yes to straw bags! They are my absolute favorite. I truly don’t think I could ever have enough of them haha. Love this look lady! So fun and perfect for the summer season.

    xo Laura Leigh

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    June 5, 2018 at 8:48 AM

    I still don’t own a star bag … your’s is cute! You look good in everything you wear 🙂

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    June 5, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    WOW I seriously love everything about this outfit! It’s so summer!
    Also, I need to get myself a straw bag stat!

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    Taylor Mobley
    June 5, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Can you come redo my closet? You always look flawless.

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    Sharon Wu
    June 5, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    OMGGGG so much yes for that bag and your skirt! gives me so much life. the cutest outfit for sure! xoxo

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    June 5, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    How freaking cute are you!!!! In love with that skirt and bag! xo

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    June 5, 2018 at 8:46 PM

    ok i love everything about this look! you are so cute!

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    Anna English
    June 6, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    This skirt is so fun and cheerful. I love the button detail.

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    June 6, 2018 at 10:31 AM

    The last photo of you, I am obsessing over! So fun and so cute, as always! I feel like you read my mind with all of these summer essentials, all so good! One thing I can’t live without for the summer is a cute graphic tee.

    xo, Lydia

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    June 6, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    You look so cute! I love your bag. AND those cactiiii! Adorable. xoxo

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    June 6, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    I am loving this drawback trend, but haven’t found one that I like it. I love the one you’re wearing though.

    Xx, Nailil

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    Tara Fuller
    June 11, 2018 at 9:17 AM

    this yellow is perfect. the buttons make the skirt so fun!

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