Must-Have Accessories for Every Summer Wardrobe

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I’m always on the prowl for cool summer accessories that will turn a basic/casual look into something more edgy/feminine/funky…it really just depends on the day. Sometimes I take the free for all approach and just combine edgy, feminine, and funky to create one look that can’t be deduced to a single stereotype.

3 Must-Have Summer Accessories

1. Bracelets

I give all the bracelets in my jewelry box a chance to be seen in the Spring and Summer after a winter of covering them up with sweaters and coats. I got this awesome bracelet from BeauxBlues, a jewelry shop on Etsy that has super classy and chic pieces! I love it because it’s lightweight, making it perfect for Summer.

Take a closer look at this bracelet and other cool pieces here.

2. Baseball Caps

When I’m done protecting my eyes from the sun, I move onto protecting my face! Hats are a pail-person’s savior! As someone who hates wearing sunscreen, I always prefer to hide my skin with hats.  My two go-to hats this summer are hot pink leather and brown leather baseball caps.  I like them because they’re casual, yet stylish and the leather just adds that extra chic touch.

3. Mirrored Lens Sunglasses

Mirrored shades are all the rage.  I like the most bold colors like blue, pink, orange, or red.  Just a few years ago, sunglass trends were all about the size and shape.  While that still matters, lens color and type is really what’s important now. I recently convinced my mom to buy a pair of gold mirrored lens sunglasses. At first she thought they were too weird, but she now loves them and they look amazing on her.  That just goes to show that this trend is great for all ages.

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Are these sunglasses too weird?!

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That was a trick question.  They can’t be TOO weird.  Weird is great.

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Okay I’m pretty sure I can’t quite pull off the backwards cap look, but I’ll always keep trying! The bracelet speaks for itself.  It’s the best part of this look!

Love,

Molly

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Getting Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

Whether you’re jetting off to a protest or just running a few errands, getting ready in 10 minutes or less is always an accomplishment!  Everyone knows that on average, a guy can get ready much faster than a woman, partially because they don’t have to worry about makeup, nail polish; they have less clothing options, less shoe options, and often short easy-to-manage hair. As a woman, I refuse to accept this; if I want to be out the door in 10 minutes, I will, and I’ll look good doing it!img_6860

As a woman with long hair, a large clothing collection, and an even larger shoe collection, getting ready isn’t always quick or simple.  While I do sometimes take pleasure in curling my hair or trying on a million different shoes to pick the right one, on days when I want to accomplish tasks quickly and run a few errands, getting ready in 10 minutes or less is very helpful and all the styling can be easily fast-tracked.

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While I’m never the one to sport sweatpants in public (I keep my fashion standards a tad higher, even on my casual days), my go-to fashionable, comfy outfit is simple and effective.

Step 1: Throw on a pair of flared stretch tights/yoga pants.  I prefer flared to skinny because the flare helps them look less like workout clothes and more like comfortable “get work done” kind of clothes.

Step 2: A tank top, bra is optional.

Step 3: A t-shirt (I actually wore the t-shirt I slept in under this jacket just to cut down on my “picking out clothes” time) but do what you think is necessary.

Step 4: Neutral-colored jacket. I chose this windbreaker because it looks sporty, but not too sporty, it looks casual, but not frumpy, and it’s lightweight and comfortable!

Step 5: Now for the hair and makeup routine.  My secret?

I’m wearing no makeup.  About 30 seconds before I head out the door, I put a tiny bit of Clinique’s moisturizing color lip balm on my lips to keep them soft.

So how do I get away with going sans makeup? I sport Ray-Ban shades and a leather hat!

Step 6: I did nothing with my hair so there really is no step 6.  I let the natural waves that developed from having my hair in a bun, work their magic!

And there we go, ready in 10 minutes or less!

Love,
Molly