Essentials for a Summer Romance

Summer photos

Can you feel it? It's just around the bend, creeping towards us like a cat through a wildflower field in full bloom. Yup, summer is almost here, and it brings with it promises of long, lazy afternoons that ease into endless evenings, impromptu weekend escapes followed by Monday returns with freckle-kissed noses and knees. I, for one, cannot wait.

Summer collage

Why do we love summer so much? To be sure, it gives us no shortage of reasons. Markets overflow with juicy watermelon, crisp corn, plump tomatoes, lush basil. Company gathers around grills and in parks. Moods seem a bit more buoyant. But I'm convinced that everything, from the food to the friends to the feelings, falls under the umbrella of the inherent potential of the season—the sense that anything can happen if you open yourself to the grand romance of summer. 

Summer essentials

What are your must-haves for the breezy rush of summer romance, whether it's with a new love, your lifelong number one, or simply yourself and a stack of paperbacks? I like to keep it simple. Easy tees, comfy shorts and shoes, classic shades and a sexy scent…these are my essentials. I want as little as possible standing between me, the sun, and my summer destiny!

Shopping Guide: 1. Bobo House Tee 2. Current Elliott Boyfriend Shorts 3. TOMS Sunglasses 4. Rodin Perfume 5. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Striped Espadrille Images: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

  • nicole b

    A good lip balm, a light sundress, lacy underpinnings and classic tunes on heavy rotation. xo.