In the summer, I love to do everything outside. I would happily soak up the sun at the beach, pool or park all day long, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve become more aware of the sun’s negative effects. Even my olive skin tone can’t handle a full day under the cloudless sky and the most vulnerable areas on my shoulders and chest can’t get enough SPF. Last year, I discovered rashguards, so instead of running for cover at the first signs of a burn, I can now toss one on and sip iced tea as I lazily float around the pool.
I don’t know about you, but I love me a high-waist bikini. The perfect way to camouflage annoying love handles while highlighting the waist. This year’s offering of high-waist bikinis include styles ranging from vintage to futuristic. Some of my favorites feature the beautiful abstract, geometric, and photorealistic prints I have been lusting after all spring. Check these 12 out!
Year after year we see the same triangle, bandeau and halter bikinis packing the beach and laying poolside. I appreciate a classic bathing suit, but really? Isn’t it time for a change? Try mixing it up this year with one of these new bikini shapes. Although, don’t say I didn’t warn you about the fab tan lines!
A colorful, lightweight scarf is indispensable at this time of year. Every spring, I purchase one cheery scarf as my signature accessory. Instantly, sweaters, T-shirts and dresses have a whole new vibe. Plus, given how much the temps can fluctuate, scarves add a much needed extra layer for chilly mornings and sunsets. Slide one around your neck, wrap one around your head, tie one to your purse strap, or simply store one in your purse and enjoy spring. (If you need more ideas, here are 15 ways to tie a scarf for inspiration!)
April showers may bring may flowers, but let’s be honest — Mother Nature is doing whatever the hell she wants lately. So, this spring, be prepared for rain or shine with a light trench coat that’s as unique as you are. Say goodbye to black, beige and plain white coats and give your seasonal staple an upgrade. Check out these 10 trenches we love that are sure to make you stand out from the crowd (and don’t forget a stylish umbrella)!
I don’t know about you, but in spring, my purse doubles in size. I instantly need extra space for a cardigan, sunglasses, umbrella, scarf, bottle of water, a picnic blanket, a spare pair of shoes and other necessities for spring adventures. Unlike winter, every outing is a gamble. Will it be colder, warmer, windier, sunnier, or rainier than I suspect? It’s warm enough to flaunt pumps, but I’d rather walk home in flats. Hmm, would it be nice to eat lunch outside on the grass? The safest bet is to pack everything into a badass tote. Here are 10!