The hot weather is here and it's time to start bringing on the summer posts! A pro about summer is all the great new nautical styles. The con? Some of those styles are so expensive! Do I want to spend $120 on anchor shoes I'm going to wear for a few months? No thanks. So I went on a hunt for some great nautical and summer themed items for less. Here are some of my favorites...
1) Seaside Striped Tote, Forever 21- $14.80 : I think this is a perfect tote bag for summer, at a price that's pretty crazy. In the summer totes are a must for me. Whether it's for the beach, the pool or just a last minute day trip out with your friends. I love how the handles look like boat ropes! I think that's what won me over about this one to be honest.
2 & 3) Swim Top, Target-$17.99 // Swim Bottom, Target-$15 : Target has very durable swimwear that keeps it's color for a while (at least mine have!). That's especially good when you swim in a lot of pools with chlorine. This palm leaf print is really popular for the summer and can be seen this season in some big designer lines. Proenza Schouler and Alice + Olivia just to name a few! Oh and just a quick tip...after swimming make sure to rinse your suit in water before laying it out to dry. It helps any suit keep it's color much longer.
4) Starfish Stud Earrings, C Wonder- $38 : With hot weather, swimming, sunscreen and sweat (yeah gross but it's true) you don't want to wear a lot of jewelry. Especially statement earrings! These studs go with the nautical theme of summer and can still keep your look dressy. The gold and sparkles will also look really pretty in the sunlight.
5 & 6) Anchor Bangle, C Wonder- $34 // Friendship Braid Cuff, C Wonder - $38 : This year I am so into nautical bracelets it's kind of an addiction. Anyone else with me? I think they are adorable this year! Especially stacked. Bracelets are also great if you want to go out somewhere after swimming. They easily store in your bag and can be put on in a matter of seconds...which is great because you usually don't have a lot of time to change!
7) Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, Sephora- $26 : If you're sitting by the ocean, the salt water will give your hair beach waves for you. That's great but not all of us are able to get to the shore on a whim. With this hair spray you can get the same summer look as you would on the beach. I know this isn't cheap but if you live far away from the ocean and really want beach waves, it's one of the best options out there....and costs a lot less than an airplane ticket. I've tried the DIY salt water spray and it's just sticky and gross.
What are some of your favorite summer essentials? Let me know in the comments below!
Wishing you all a wonderful week!