10 Things you need for summer

Emma Zander

10 Things you need for summer

Summer is finally here, and there are so many reasons to smile. Days are longer, weekends are packed with trips & BBQ’s, and outdoor activities reign supreme. Live your best life this season and check out our list of essentials, from brand-new summer fun innovations to tried & true warm-weather staples.

1. fabulous fruit

Your favorite fruits are officially in season and are sure to pack on juicy, vibrant flavor. Reach for fresh watermelon, raspberries, blueberries, cherries and peaches to get your fruity fix. Not only are these fruits refreshing and delicious, but they provide a powerful antioxidant effect & majorly increase your fiber intake.

2. Beaches waves

Wavy, carefree locks are a staple of summer, and luckily, you don’t have to be on the beach to achieve this look all season long. Thanks to a whole new slew of sea salt-infused beach-inspired texturizing sprays, the signature beachy hairstyle can be yours with a simple spritz. A couple of our faves are Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray & OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray.

3. Coconut Craze

Coconut oil is a natural summer life saver. Whether you’re using it as moisturizer, soothing a sunburn, or just need a substitute for butter on your toast, this natural super-food will transform your summer beauty & health routine.

4. Sunless Glow

We all want a sun-kissed glow, but laying out in the sun all summer could be dangerous for your skin. Luckily, a whole slew of sunless tanning lotions, sprays, and balms have hit the market, and it’s easier than ever to achieve that coveted tan. For gradually-building color without the stickiness of a spray tan, try James Read Coconut Melting Tanning Balm for Face & Body. Another fan favorite? Tan Towels.

5. Eco-Friendly Hydration

As the weather gets hotter, hydration is key. Plastic bottles are out, and environmentally-friendly (and fashionable) water bottles are in. Try out the sleek, BPA-free Glass Water Bottle, or a stylish Klean Kanteen.

6. Float Away

The latest insta-friendly pool floats come in all shapes & sizes — from giant unicorns to floating avocados, these fun pool accessories are perfect for your next pool party. Check out the fun & cheeky collections at Funboy for your fix.

7. Hats Off

If you’re looking for a stylish way to protect your face from the sun, a classic oversized sun hat is the way the to go. Add instant class to your beach look with a floppy hat, or this simple straw hat.

8. Beach Party

Bring the party everywhere you go this summer, with portable speaker technology that is louder than ever. Keep your summer song booming with the sleek Beats Pill, or the colorful Sony Portable Bluetooth Speaker.

9. Detox Water

Carrying a bottle of homemade spa water can be a delicious and healthy strategy for staying hydrated and healthy all summer long. Throw in some sliced lemon, cucumber, and mint into your water, and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours — you’ll have a refreshing spa experience at your finger-tips!

10. A Good Read

Long days on the beach call for a great book to get lost in. Check out New York Times’ 17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer to find inspiration for your summer reading.


Emma Zander is a regularly featured guest writer for the Circuit Works Blog