Living in the Midwest, I’ve never really had time to prepare for summer. My summer shopping is always done in the hours before a trip, the first days I realize I can’t get by wearing jeans and T-shirts anymore, or—the worst of the three—never, and I spend all summer realizing at random times that I’m missing this and that, all to never end up purchasing it and the same happening the summer after.
However, 2021 blessed us with spring, and this meant I could finally assess the situation and get everything I needed for every backyard barbecue, beach and pool day, hot AF day working from home, and every situation in between. Summer shopping made easy—you’re welcome!
There’s no doubt your beauty routine changes a bit once warm weather rolls around. We suddenly have to cover our entire bodies in SPF all day long, address all those awkward situations (boob sweat, anyone?), and the worst of all: accidentally getting too much sun.
No matter where you’re headed this summer, rest assured that you’ll be heading there in function and style. There’s always that one bag or storage solution we wish we had (like those wine totes below… genius), and this summer, we’re finally stocking up on each and every one.
When you’re taking long weekends and having a plethora of patio happy hours, it can seem like staying healthy during the summer is a challenge. But with a few simple solutions (like the perfect travel workout equipment and our editors’ favorite water bottle), your routine will barely change.
our editors' favorite water bottle also comes in this convenient straw-top closed lid you can easily pack in a bag to take anywhere
The AC is blaring, and your home deserves a little sprucing up for the summertime whether it’s for function (like the perfect fan for your office) or fashion (these salad bowls that will make you forget Sweetgreen even exists).
After a winter (and let’s face it, a year) of staying practically indoors 24/7, outdoor activities are looking better than ever, and you need the proper gear. Beach and pool days, Picnics, park dates, sporting events, maybe an outdoor concert—you might have a lot of events to prepare for this summer, and we found all the basics you need: