10 Summer Essentials

Posted on 07 July 2016

Summer is finally here and those warm, sunny days to just bask in the sun and sip our favorite drinks are upon us! Of course we want to make sure you have your essentials covered from sunnies to swim and even a new favorite read for the pool. We’ve complied a list of our 10 Summer Essentials, a survival guide of everything we will be LOVING this summer at DASH Headquarters.

We all agree that almost everyone’s go to summer piece is a pair of amazing sunglasses. That being said we’ve seen across many trend reports this year that aviators have really made a comeback. We are taking a fashion step forward and getting our hands on these Mikoh HNL Sunnies, a key investment piece for Summer 16. Mikoh, one of our favorite swimwear designers just launched their first ever eyewear collection. Not only are they high quality, they offer a lightweight full titanium composition making these strong and corrosion free. Not to mention they are super comfortable to wear!

Summer is definitely not complete until you have that bikini of the season. We’ve seen so many trends this year including a huge spike in one-pieces, mono-kinis, and so much more. However, we just can’t stem away from this amazing new designer addition to DASH, Minimale Animale. Our favorite - Broadway Top & Fonda Brief Bottom with the perfect combination of mesh detailing, high-cut legs, low-slung bottoms and plunging necklines getting your hands on one of these is a major score.

Okay, so as much as we love to lay out in the sun and tan, life can be pretty demanding sometimes and with work and busy schedules it’s easier said than done to get tan time. Luckily, self-tanning has become a major movement over the past year, YES! We are currently loving this Kardashian Tan | Extender with Bronzer to achieve our sunkissed glow. This product not only tans it also extends the color for a long-lasting glow.

Now if you are going to be laying out and enjoying the pool or beach this summer, you’ll need a towel! Our DASH towel is completely exclusive to us and you won’t find this anywhere else. Additionally, it is the absolute perfect size and is super soft made of 100% Cotton black terry cloth.

As much as we love laying out and sporting our favorite bikini, we know how important it is to have a killer cover up as well. This season we are loving Kaftan’s, they have been on our radar here at DASH, especially this Jen’s Pirate Booty Mykonos one. One of our favorite things about Jen’s Pirate Booty is the uniqueness of each design, she produces it in 5 countries, all carefully chosen based on the beautiful textiles, specialty materials and local artisan techniques that they have to offer. Plus who isn’t down for versatility, this piece can be worn as a cover-up or with a bodysuit and shorts underneath.

 

No outfit is complete without jewelry of some sort! How cute are these Shy by Sydney Evans Pineapple Studs? We adore them; with the perfect cz crystal accents these can for sure make your outfit this summer. Even better, we have them in both silver and gold on www.shopdashonline.com

We’ve seen One Teaspoon make the perfect denim shorts year after year but these have got to be one of our favorites. With the perfect distressing and paint splatter details these feature that one of a kind look everyone has been going for this year. It perfectly pairs with a bikini top, basic tee, or pretty much anything for that matter. An obvious summer essential!  

We can’t stress the importance of staying hydrated, especially during super hot, desert days. What better way to do so then with our DASH water bottle? Trendy on it’s own in our “to die for” matte black composition, another DASH exclusive perfect for work or play. Plus we all love a water bottle with a straw for easy enjoyment!

Sometimes all you need is a day at the pool with your favorite book, to just kick back and enjoy the beauty of life. Summer reading is a key stress relief and at DASH we all have been exchanging our favorite recent reads. We all agreed Rebels: City of Indra is perfect for summer pool or beach day. Written by one of our favorite sister duos, Kendall + Kylie, you are in for an action packed novel about two girls Lex and Livia who are fighting through the world with super powers. A must read!

Last but not least, #10. We touched on the importance of jewelry back up at #6, however, we are obsessed with this Romeo Velvet Choker by 8 Other Reasons. Chokers and short necklaces have totally become that go to piece this year and we definitely don’t see it stopping anytime soon. This piece is so ideal for any summer day, night, or whatever events you have planned and it perfectly wraps up our top 10!

We hope you found at least one item you can’t live without this summer on our top 10 list. Here in Los Angeles, we are definitely awaiting those warm summer days ahead with the current weather we have been having here. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram to be the first to know when our posts go live!

What are your summer essentials this year? Comment down below and let us know!

 

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