Each season we like to go through our essentials and see what needs to be restocked and reorganized. Summer means three months of spending time outdoors, traveling or just soaking up the sun. We like to make sure that we are well prepared for what the season has to offer. That usually includes stocking up on fresh bottles of sunscreen, a new bikini (or two!), and even making time to tackle that new book you’ve been putting off.
We’ve put together 10 items you should be restocking before the season starts…
The most important way to kick off summertime is to restock your sunscreen products. We can’t stress enough how important it is to protect your hair, skin, and lips against harmful UV rays. Premature aging? No thank you. Did you know that sunscreen also has an expiration date? Save yourself the sunburn and toss out any bottles that are overdue.
2. A Sturdy Weekender Bag
Summer is for taking trips, even if it’s just a short weekend getaway. Find a bag that’s roomy enough to fit a few outfits in and petite enough to throw in the overhead compartment when you’re traveling. Nowadays there are bags in multiple shapes, sizes, and funky colours to choose from. What’s not to love?
3. Beachy Waves
If you can’t make it to the beach, let your hair at least look the part, Beachy waves are an absolute favourite and so much easier to achieve than you think. Sea salt spray gives your hair a boost in texture that looks like you just stepped off the sand.
A definite go-to summer shoe is definitely flip-flops. We all love or heels or sandals for everyday activities, but flip-flops are a necessity. Flip-flops come in different colours and patterns so no matter your outfit, there’s a flip-flop that will match accordingly!
5. A good Novel
Spending a warm summer evening reading a good book, especially when we’re on vacation is a must. If you have spare hours to kill this summer and a growing reading list, we recommend grabbing a book and getting lost in another world.
This one should be a no-brainer! Summer is the best time to show off that gym body you’ve been working on or to hit the beach, pool with your killer swimsuit. Right now with shops crawling with swimwear there’s always loads to choose from. Which swimsuit is your favourite?
7. Stay Hydrated
In addition to sunscreen, staying hydrated during the heat of the summer is a must. It’s easy to forget to drink the correct amount of water during the day so it’s best to keep a water bottle by your side the entire day and you’ll be amazed at how much water you’ll drink.
8. Beach Towel
Beach towels get a lot of wear and tear in my household. If you have the same problem, restocking your beach towels is a good idea before summer starts. Get a beach towel big enough for a day on the sand with friends and one that will fit in any bag. Beach towels also come in so many beautiful colours.
9. Fun Pool Floats
The pool floats are back and here to stay! Pool floats range from Birds, seashells, fruit, you name it, there’s a pool float for it. Relaxing in the water in your own little pool float sipping on some cocktails is number one for us.
10. A Cute Cover-Up
Your swimsuit needs a cover-up to compliment it! Cover-ups have gotten way more chic in the past couple of years, embroidered, tassel adorned, and off the shoulder cover-ups keep catching my eye. How many is too many? Because we’ll take them all!
Do you have any suggestions on things to restock before summer?