7 Summer Essentials To Keep You Cool

7 Summer Essentials To Keep You Cool

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I can’t remember what was going on in 02 when Hot In Herre was released, but this track has made a major comeback in my shuffle. My morning runs are loving the kickass vibe which signifies a spontaneous dance party!

So the reason I start off with this Nelly track is because he’s singing my tune -It’s bloody hot in here! Summer is on, and thank goodness for these essentials that keep me calm, cool and collected throughout the blazing days.

7 Summer Essentials For Keeping Cool In Every Possible Way

Go-To Hat

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My favorite hat was found on clearance in SoHo. It’s a hip hop thing that makes me feel kind of OG while also providing major protection from the sun. I prefer baseball caps – like this– as my go-tos because they stay on my head for my runs. Just remember, it’s all about the flat brim.

Fun Sunglasses

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A no-brainer, indeed- everyone needs a solid pair of shades, particularly in summer when the rays are heavy duty. I consider sunglasses to be an investment purchase because I wear them all the time, and usually can hold onto them for years. This pair is awesome!

Not So Low Slip-Ons

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Flip flops don’t work for me anymore. I can’t do the dirty feet thing that happens after wearing them allover the city. So this year I’m going with the not so low slip ons instead. I love the peep toe on these, but I really love how they protect my feet from all the NYC grime.

Effective Sunscreen

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If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember I posted on sunscreens last week. This is the one I’ve been using for a couple years now. It goes on a little wet, but dries off fast enough. I’ll even leave the house with just this sunscreen on because of the little tinting it has happening.

Great Book
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My friend recommended this based on the sheer vulnerability the author writes with. What she didn’t mention is that he’s hilarious — his words make me laugh out loud. The topic isn’t something I would have sought out, but it is nice to move away from the self help section sometimes. This book is a fun detour.

Tasty Beverage
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Omg, have you had these? I never even knew they existed until a couple weeks ago when I was in LA. So refreshing! The kids love mango, but I’m more of a purist and prefer lemon. Regardless, a must have this summer!

KickAss Playlist

For your run, at-home dance party, or  any time you are looking to get your ass in gear.

What’s your absolute summer essential? Tell me in the comments below! 

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4 Comments

  1. Scanlon.mc@gmail.com' Melissa Scanlon says:

    La croix are a staple in our too hot house … Coconut is our fav!!

  2. Have not tried coconut- sounds yum!!! xo

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