I decided to clean out my closet this weekend and put away up my winter sweaters and wellies. I’m hoping to uncover signs of summer like my linen pants and strappy sandals because I’m afraid to say it but May gray is ushering in what we Californians (<—please tell me you have seen this SNL skit spoofing us) call June Gloom. The onshore clouds move in over the coastline and sit for what seems like an eternity but in reality lasts about a month. So that means I have 30 more days to get ready my Summer Essentials together including maybe a juice fast, I mean cleanse … we don’t use that four letter word word anymore … so I can get into that new swimsuit I just bought.
My Seven Summer Essentials
1. Everyone needs a rash guard period, best sun protection out there, I also love this striped one from JCREW. 2. Love BOLD print beach towels, probably why I always wear black suits so I don’t clash with my pink and brown Suzani Towels (Pottery Barn). 3. Straw tote from JCREW, bigger is better, leather straps can take the weight. 4. Non-toxic nail polish by Butter (artful dodger) 5. JCREW Sun Hat, I must own at least six. 6. Rainbow Sandals (I have had these for almost ten years) 7. Cotton Pullover Tunics, you can wear them as a cover up or pair with shorts, I love my blue and white one above (plucked from the JCREW sale rack recently) they have a couple more online, I loooove the Caspian green.
So what are your summer essentials?
photo credit jcrew.com