Sure, Spring is amazing. The melting of winter, the blooming of Cherry Blossom trees, the May flowers … but let’s get real. We’re all still waiting for summer like a bunch of middle schoolers who get to go camping instead of school for weeks on end. And even though we’re fully adulting now in the 9-5 (ok, 10-6) workweek grind, we still have summer Fridays, rose all day weekends, and the occasional summer vacation.
Want to make sure you spending Summer ‘18 living your best life? Check out these must-haves recommendations our editor’s hand selected for our Winky Tribe. From fashion to pool floats, you have summer in the bag. Don’t worry, we threw in some makeup tips, too!
With this teethy tee, you are a shark even outside the boardroom. Coach, $95
Somewhere over the rainbow unicorn float is a pool full of your most friends. If you blow it up, they will come. Trust! Funboy.com, $79
Yes, we will meet you at the greenmarket. Also, we will probably only buy an overpriced papaya juice and some kale that will rot in the refrigerator. But this affordable, adorable bag will make it so much more fun to waste money. Baggu, $10
Be the paddleboarder you want to see in the world with this super bad ass paddleboard set. Jobe Sports International, call for rental or purchase price.
From a pool party to a dinner party to a beach bonfire, these stylish and versatile sandals can be your summer shoe staple. Topshop, $85
We won’t wear any swimwear we can’t eat tacos in. Shockingly we found the perfect one from thinspiration queen Gwyneth Paltrow. Not shockingly, it costs a week’s paycheck. Goop, $475
Only blonde actresses make clothes now! Not really, but we really like the idea of pairing that Gwyneth bikini with this Reese Witherspoon sun hat. Don’t hate us! Draper James, $88
Sunnies dipped in glitter? Yas, please! Gucci, $510
Summer will be a bummer if you let it do a number on your skin. Instead, pamper and protect your most precious asset with our calming tea-infused tinted moisturizer. With a sheer hint of color and broad spectrum SPF 30, you can look your best and block from UV rays. Winky Lux, $25
Bare shoulders? Yes. Bare Lips? Hell, no! Pull your look together for any summer occasion with our ultra long-wearing matte lipstick that delivers intense pigment with a delectably lightweight texture. Available in just about every shade imaginable, you can choose the look that’s right for you. From weekend getaways and BBQs to after-work drinks, this lippie guarantees you’ll be the most glam gal at the party. Don’t leave home without it. Winky Lux, $14