Let’s face it — the official start of summer is upon us!
Summer 2016 Must Haves

I, for one, love any season where wearing my trademark neon and bright colors isn’t frowned upon. Thankfully, Hawaii has been good to me in that category. Middle of December? I think I’ll go with the bright purple pants. But I digress…

I put together some of my Summer 2016 must haves for anyone else who is prepping for the new season! For clothing, you can’t go wrong with a white tee and colorful shorts for a lunch with your girlfriends, a chambray dress that doubles as a beach coverup or, my favorite — a colorful floral romper! I live in my Rainbow sandals for both beach time and casual outings and these flamingo Soludos are too cute to pass on. BONUS: Soludos are SO comfy!

For those that live at the pool, you absolutely, without-a-doubt need a funky flamingo float, some chick lit and a fabulous swimsuit – Maaji is the best! I use the summer months to keep my accessories simple. My go-tos include my RayBan aviators, custom Baseball Lacelet and a fun clutch for happy hour. Bonus points if it’s neon or has tassels!  You’ll rarely see me in a full face of makeup during the hottest months of the year, but I turn to NARS for lip color that doesn’t melt off and color pigment that stays all day!

And just because I can’t get enough of the pineapple trend happening everything, I had to include this phone case.

For those that are packing up and heading out of town, put all your summer musts in a fun duffel bag.

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Now that I’ve dished on my own musts — share yours! 

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19 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jen

    May 17, 2016

    I am loving that flamingo float!!! Haha I am so ready for our pool to open on Memorial weekend. It can't come soon enough.

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    Anne

    May 17, 2016

    I LOVE my embroidered Soludos from last year – totally would have those on my list. Also: lots of great books, high-neck halter bikinis (love that current "in" style), and of course tons of sunscreen for my pale self 🙂 I've been seeing fun pool floats like that all over and am thinking we might need to acquire one or two…

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    Masshole Mommy

    May 17, 2016

    Oh my gosh! Those shoes are TOO CUTE. They look super comfy, too! I totally want to run out and get a pair!

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    the girl in the red shoes

    May 17, 2016

    Oh my word. Give me all the pineapples and all the flamingos please! I want EVERYTHING on this list!

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    Alyssa Guttendorf

    May 17, 2016

    Ah I just made my first Mumu order this week! I've been obsessed with them on Instagram forever. Love this summer roundup!

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    Vicky @ Mess For Less

    May 17, 2016

    A good beach/travel tote is a must. I use one everyday during the summer.

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    Kirsten

    May 17, 2016

    What a fun roundup! I am loving those flamingo soludos, they look so comfy!!

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    Rachel Langer

    May 17, 2016

    Such a fun collection. With all that you should have the best summer ever!

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    A Busy Bees Life

    May 17, 2016

    I love the mix and collection – it makes me want summer to get here fast!

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    Wendy

    May 17, 2016

    I love that tote! And the flamingo shoes…so fun!

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    ana de jesus

    May 17, 2016

    I love everything, especially the flamingo boat and the tropical print playsuit. Gorgeous picks here x

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    Kiwi

    May 17, 2016

    Yeah its flamingo and pineapple season! Give me those flamingo slippies!! So cute!

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    Tanya @ Moms Small Victories

    May 17, 2016

    I love bags and books, great choices you have here. I really need a new bathing suit, thanks for the suggestion.

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    tiarastantrums

    May 18, 2016

    I adore those flamingo shoes! How cute are those! I would wear those out by June 31st!

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    Louise Bishop

    May 18, 2016

    It is sounding unanimous…the shoes are super cute!! I know they will be on my list this summer.

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    Heather

    May 18, 2016

    I love the duffle bag! I have been wanting to revamp my bag collection…perhaps now is the time!

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    Wow Di

    May 18, 2016

    Not heading out of town but we have a pool and that flamingo floaty would be a fun pool party accessory!

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    Keating Bartlett

    May 18, 2016

    Im in love with that iPhone case. I'm obsessed with pineapples and have been on the lookout for a good iPhone case with them. So I'll have to check it out! I'm also in need of a good duffle bag. They're so handy.

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    Eileen Kelly

    May 18, 2016

    I will take one of everything! I really love the pink flamingo and those shoes are perfect. Great collection you put together. I am going shopping

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