Gearing Up For Summer: 15 Accessories That You Need

Get ready to slay the summer with these 15 must-have accessories! From chic sunglasses to beachy hats, we’ve got you covered in this guide!

by Atomic Mommy Editors

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With summer on the horizon, it’s time to start preparing for those sunny days and hot temperatures. Whether you’re planning a beach vacation, time at the local lake, or days of endless fun and shopping, there are some accessories that can make your summer experience even better. In this article, we’ll explore must-have summer accessories!

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  1. Sunglasses

You can’t venture out in the sun and heat of the summer without a quality pair of sunglasses. Not only should these must-haves protect your eyes from UVA and UVB light and the glare of the sun’s rays, but should also add a touch of style and flare to your look. You’ll look great but be protected at the same time!

  1. Sunscreen

While this might not seem like a traditional accessory, sunscreen is necessary to keep your skin protected all summer long. Make sure it has a high-enough SPF rating to keep your skin from burning. Throw a bottle in your go-to bag so you’ll always have it for any outside adventure.

  1. Fashionable & Functional Beach Towels

If you’re heading to a beach, a lake, nearby rivers, or even to a local splash park, having the perfect beach towel is necessary for summer. Some newer options are towels that filter sand naturally so you don’t have sand that remains on your towel and scratches your skin when you dry off. Plus, you can choose the patterns and colors that go with your attire and style. 

  1. The Perfect Summer Hat

Don’t venture out in the heat without a hat that protects while adding flair. If you are prone to burn, opt for a wider hat that will protect your neck and possibly your shoulders while keeping your head protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Opt for a style and colors you love to ensure you always want to take that hat when on the go.

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  1. Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is important, especially during the hot summer months. Invest in a reusable and insulated water bottle you can use every day of summer. This will help you stay refreshed and cool while combating dehydration. Water bottles can also come with fun designs, water bottle holders, and even charms to dress up or dress down your accessory.

  1. Backpacks

With all of your summer adventures ahead of you, make sure you have the perfect bag to carry everything in. A fashionable and functional women’s travel backpack purse will hold all of your summer essentials. Make sure it has enough pockets to hold what you need and is in the color and style you love.

  1. Portable Fan or Cooling Device

Staying cool is important during the summer. With a small, portable fan, you can give yourself some immediate reprieve by fanning yourself while on the go. Or, opt for cooling neck gear or even cooling towels that can be frozen ahead of time and wrapped around your neck for an instant, frosty feeling. 

  1. Cooler

Whether you’re heading on a summer picnic or to the beach, a cooler is a must-have accessory. Make sure that you bring a large enough cooler to fit all of your drinks, snacks, and food so that everything stays cold. If you’re hiking to your destination, make sure to pack light or choose a cooler that has wheels or backpack or shoulder straps.

  1. Bluetooth Speaker

What’s summertime without your favorite tunes? Find a Bluetooth speaker that provides the sound you want and the quality you need for your fun summer hangs. Also, a waterproof or water-resistant option is a good idea if your summer plans include heading to the beach, pool, or lake. 

  1. Sandals

Your feet are going to be on display for the summer, so find yourself some sandals you really love. Make sure they give you enough support for long walks but are also fashionable and totally cute. Also, spice up your look with gorgeous pedicured toes in colors and designs that match your style.

  1. Statement Jewelry

Summer is a great time to experiment with bold and colorful statement jewelry. Look for chunky necklaces or colorful earrings that can add a pop of color to your outfit. 

  1. Scarves

Scarves are versatile accessories that can be worn in many different ways. Use them as a headscarf, belt, or even to tie around your bag on the off-chance you need it if the wind picks up. Lightweight scarves made of cotton or silk will help keep you cool in the summer months. 

  1. Visors

Visors are a great alternative to hats as they still provide protection from the sun but leave your hair free to look fabulous. Look for visors made of lightweight and breathable materials like straw or cotton.

  1. Cleansers

In the summer, your skin gets covered with sunblock, insect repellant, and more sweat and oil than during the other seasons of the year. Make sure you can wash away all of this debris with high-quality organic scrubs. These cleansers will refresh and renew your skin and keep it healthy for the entire season. 

  1. Moisturizers & Lotions

With more sun exposure and even protective products for your skin and face, you also want to have great moisturizers and lotions lined up for your skin’s rejuvenation every day. Choose high-quality and non-comedogenic moisturizers that will renew your skin after using a cleanser. It’s also a good idea to get a body lotion that will refresh your entire body and keep you moisturized.

Enjoy Your Summer

Overall, these summer accessories can help you stay stylish, comfortable, and protected during the hot months. Now go out and enjoy your summer!

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