Welcome to summer! The temps have increased, restrictions have eased and though summer looks a little differently this year, it is now in full swing! Today’s A Social Gal’s Top 5: Summer Essentials looks at some must-haves to get you through this always fun and popular season!
1. Ultimate Summer Bucket List
The first thing you need for this summer in my opinion is a bucket list. Make a list of all of the things you would like to do, see, eat, buy, and experience this summer. I do this almost every summer and find it to be super helpful because when I am looking for things to do, I already have a list! It is also helpful because I can then reflect back on all the summer fun I had! Make sure your bucket list includes any trips you want/plan to take as well as general projects you would like to accomplish. Include restaurants you want to frequent, friends to catch up with, day trips to go on, wineries to visit, and so on. Dream it big and make it long so you have a great resource for the entire summer!
This one making the A Social Gal’s Top 5: Summer Essentials may seem like a no-brainer. Because it is. But sunshine makes the list because regardless of what your summer plans are, you should fit in time to take a few days spent in the sun. Whether you live near the beach, far inland, in a big city or out in the country, we can all find a way to enjoy some good ol’ Vitamin D. Sunshine truly is good for the soul so be sure to work this into you summer plans and enjoy every moment. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
The reason style is making this list is because there is no other style season quite ike summer. This is the time to break out those cutoff jean shorts and spaghetti strap tanks or dresses. When else can your daily dress code be flip flops, a tan, and a t-shirt dress? Enjoy the easy breeziness that comes with a relaxed summer style. Make the most of being makeup-free, having beachy wavy hair, and comfy clothes. Less is more in the summer especially when the heat and humidity are high. So get into that closet and break out those summer clothes and enjoy the easy style code of summer!
A very important one of A Social Gal’s Top 5: Summer Essentials is relaxation. Summer is the perfect time to indulge in some good ol’ R&R. Unwinding and relaxing is a summer standard. I highly encourage you to take some time this summer to actually and fully relax however it is that you best do so. Refer back to that summer bucket list you are going to make from #1 and make sure you have added at least one type of relaxation to the list. Not only is relaxing good for the body and mind, it will allow you to really slow down and enjoy the summertime. Whether you relax poolside or on a lounger in the sun with a good book in your hand, at the spa or with a fun-filled shopping spree, take that time for yourself this summer. You will not regret it one bit.
I couldn’t write the summer essentials list without including food and drinks. Summer has its own food style as well as clothing style and I am here for it! Summer is known for being a time for cocktails, spritzers, seltzers, lemonade, and the such. Enjoy in hand poolside or as a nightcap to a busy day. Summer foods are personally some of my favorites. From fresh salads to fruit, light wraps, and healthy choices, the food of summer is on-point. It is essential for me to enjoy these foods and drinks that always taste best in the heat of the summer. So fill up that cup and enjoy the fleeting moments of summer.
The summertime is often short but always sweet. There really is no other season like summer so take the time over these next few months to make that bucket list and enjoy those quintessential summertime favorites.
Happy summer y’all!