Summer Essentials - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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Summer Essentials


Hello Ladies

Happy Weekend! Well,  since the heat is on , I thought it time to put together a list to get one started on some summer essentials. Swimsuits purchases may be made easier by mixing and matching tops and bottoms, or seeing what best suits us. Anyhow, I picked some items that I either have or would be needing for the Summer Months.  Although, not particularly fashion, sunscreen is a must! Gone are my days of being a teenager and horrifyingly using baby oil to get a “tan” ( Read: Burn!) With fair skin, or without, sunscreen is essential to keep one’s skin healthy . I hope you enjoy my list to get you started with the summer months! These are just a few things to get one started on their summer needs.

The big picture: As a trend, and keeping one cool, the off the shoulder top is a great look and a fun summer item for your wardrobe. White is popping up everywhere this summer!

Bottom Left: White jeans. These are LOFT skinny jeans, but there are many styles to choose from to incorporate into your summer wardrobe.

Linen: This pale rose Linen dress by ASOS will also keep you cool, while looking stylish. Linen looks are big this summer as well. I am looking forward to sharing with you an exciting collaboration involving Linen this summer!

Takini/Swimsuit. Many ladies are going to be looking for the perfect swimsuit. Athleta has many tops and bottoms you can mix and match. Altheta, a Gap company has many suits, tankinis to choose from. I love these swim suit shorts with a bikini or tankini top. I do like wearing a bikini, but find that I must be careful of the sun. And remember, if you are 40+, and enjoy wearing it with confidence, that is all that matters! It is about ones own comfort level.

Hat: Although this hat is pretty glam, it is important to protect one’s face from the sun! Find a hat that suits you, this one is from ASOS.

Sunscreen: Very important! I use 50+, as I have fair skin that burns easily, but sunscreen is a necessity to protect our skin from the sun rays. This is from Sephora, MD Solarsciences SPF 50.

Espadrilles: Easy for summertime and fun to wear. This style has a supportive platform which is better for one’s feet than a totally flat shoe. HM

Beach Bag: I bought this, so you may see it on the blog soon, Zara has this great tote bag, with an attached inner bag for sunglasses, keys, phone etc. Find it on ZARA.

Here are a few other examples of these summer items, and I have included sunglasses as well. My favorite style being the cat eye

Have a great weekend! I am going to enjoy the pool!

Jess xo

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  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 10:59h, 18 June Reply

    Espadrilles and linen are total essentials I love for summer! Would love if you can link up to

  • happinessatmidlife
    Posted at 21:45h, 15 June Reply

    Great picks, I love those tan espadrilles!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 21:01h, 12 June Reply

    Great pieces! I need to get some new sunglasses. I love your picks!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  • Patti
    Posted at 10:09h, 12 June Reply

    The bigger the better, when it comes to summer hats! Great selections. xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:56h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you Patti! I just received the striped tote and will be using this for the pool and beach. I know I love that hat! enjoy your day! xx

  • Mica
    Posted at 00:29h, 12 June Reply

    Love that striped beach tote! Glad you bought it, it will be perfect for summer!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 12 June Reply

      Yes! How did I know your eye might gravitate to the bag 🙂 ( wink) I received it and love the little bag inside to keep my sunglasses, phone, keys etc.It very nice. Have a great day! xx

  • cassidl
    Posted at 11:39h, 11 June Reply

    I am such a fan of hats, my summer staple

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:58h, 12 June Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Linda! I am considering this black one to go with my suit and for the beach. I know , you look grea tin your hats! Enjoy the day xx

  • Stephylately
    Posted at 07:26h, 11 June Reply

    An off shoulder top is definitely a summer essential.x

  • theoceansdock
    Posted at 04:41h, 11 June Reply

    Great selection! I love that linen dress by Asos, it’s so beautiful. xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 12 June Reply

      Thank you! I am looking for add some linen to my closet this summer. 🙂

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 12:41h, 10 June Reply

    I agree a hat is essential—of course, that could be because I just wore mine out walking!!
    Love this list!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:49h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Jodie! I love this hat and I have a black bikini with red roses, so I might have to get this one! ( unless it is too big for my head! )

  • Patti
    Posted at 09:08h, 10 June Reply

    Hooray for linen looks! I love your picks and now it’s in the 90’s here through October! xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:46h, 10 June Reply

      I know! I need to get used to the heat! Yes, linen is something I want to add to my wardrobe.,. soon a collab will be on here and excited! Glad you liked my summer picks 🙂 xx

  • nancy
    Posted at 09:07h, 10 June Reply

    Great pics. Summer fashion is so much fun! Will you join my Fancy Friday linkup?

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:47h, 10 June Reply

      Thank you Nancy! I know, I do enjoy some fun summer fashions and cant wait to get my swimsuit! Im there!

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