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Must Haves: 10 Not-So-Average Flip-Flops

Basic $5 flip-flops are definitely a summer necessity, but sometimes you want a thong sandal with a little more oomph. Whether you prefer your “oomph” in the bright color, fabric flower, beads, rhinestones, or fringe variety, we’ve got you covered. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite not-so-average flip-flops!

Must Haves: 10 Cute Swimsuit Cover-Ups For $25 Or Less

A swimsuit cover-up is a great addition to your beach or pool bag. Even if they don’t actually cover up that much of you, it’s nice to have a little something to throw on over your bikini to go grab a cool drink. Since your cover-up is guaranteed to get wet, sandy, and chlorinated, it’s best not to spend too much on it–let’s say $25, shall we? Here are 10 colorful cover-ups in a variety of styles and sizes that won’t break the bank. Click through to check ‘em out!

Must Haves: 10 Non-Egregious Ways To Wear Tie-Dye

Tie-dye. Doesn’t it just conjure up hippies playing hacky sack and the pungent odor of Patchouli? Tie-dye gets a (deservably) bad rap, but you don’t have to wear hemp chords and Birkenstocks to get down with tie-dye gear. In fact, there’s lots of totally adult, respectable and cute ways to wear it. We promise!

After the jump, 10 tie-dye pieces you can say “peace” to.

Must Haves: 10 Hot High-Waisted Shorts

Honestly, high-waisted shorts are always probably going to be one of those things that girls love and dudes just don’t understand. But who cares? You look cute in them, and they’re a great way to hide some of that summertime pooch you might have put on (all those hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches can add up).

After the jump, 10 pairs of hot high-waisted pants!

Must Haves: 10 Perfect Hot Pink Pieces

Suddenly, it seems like hot pink is everywhere! It’s super summer-appropriate, and we’re into it, but it’s also an easy color to get wrong. If you’re not careful, hot pink can make you look ho-riffic. So we suggest you pair your hot pink with neutral colors and conservative pieces.

Check out our pink picks after the jump!

Must Haves: 10 Summer Tanks Suitable For Work And Play

Rising temperatures call for clothing as minimal as possible while still remaining (mostly) decent for public viewing. Don’t get me wrong — I will never forsake my overflowing collection of loose, well-worn tanks — but sometimes a sheer top with a hole here and there just doesn’t cut it. Like, not even close. When these situations arise, and on the hottest days when exposed arms and shoulders are still a non-negotiable, I turn to sleeveless tops that are a step up from my usual un-fancy fare. Here’s my roundup of ten tank tops that are just dressy enough to wear to work or play, but won’t break your bank account should they be compromised by a couple of sweat (or Popsicle) stains.

Makeup Bag: 9 Products To Put The Shine Back In (Or Prevent) Parched Summer Strands

We get the point — as good as the sun may feel (and it does), it’s not actually good for you. Now that the breaking news is out, let’s talk specifics. The sun’s rays aren’t only harmful to your skin; they also wreak havoc on your hair. Days spent lazing at the beach, by the pool, or even just strolling street-side in the city zaps the moisture and color (if you have it) out of strands, leaving you not with the loose Gisele ringlets of our collective dreams but rather a stripped, lifeless, crackling crowning accessory. Sea salt and chlorine also happen to be mane enemies, so if you’re not caring for your hair after partaking in seasonal festivities, then you definitely won’t like what you have to deal with come September. With maintenance in mind, here are my nine picks for products, both pre- and post-emptive, that will help your hair keep its cool.

Wedding Dress Porn: 15 Amazing & Absurdly Expensive Wedding Gowns

It’s wedding season, and whatever. While everyone else is off pledging eternal devotion, or crying whilst watching others do so, I embrace the opportunity to (pointlessly) browse the prettiest, most ornate wedding dresses money can buy, waxing quixotic for the day a Pinault puts a ring on my finger — or even just knocks me up! (Right, Linda?) Hell, I’d even take a Sarkozy. Lest I go on too long and reveal too much about my gold-digging ways desire for a comfortable lifestyle, check out these 15 wedding dresses vastly beyond my means. For now.

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Must Haves: 10 Awesome Animal Pendants

Lions and turtles and pandas, oh my! We’re loving the trend of animal pendant necklaces–they’re such a playful addition to simple summer outfits (I mean really, what ensemble isn’t vastly improved with the addition of a golden llama?). Here are 10 of our favorite necklaces inspired by the animal kingdom. Click through to check ‘em out!

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Must Haves: 10 Stylish Summer Dresses With Sleeves

Stores are filled with gorgeous summer dresses right now, most of which fall under the sleeveless or strapless category. Whether you’re searching for something office appropriate or just prefer a little more coverage, it can be tough to find any semblance of a sleeve this time of year. Never fear–we’ve tracked down 10 lovely dresses in an array of colors and styles, complete with the arm coverage you crave. Click through to check ‘em out!

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