Jennafer Bowman | Editor-in-Chief
Summer has come and between the heat, new Netflix drops and poolside pictures, it’s hard to sit down and go through review after review to find the best products. That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of some of our favorite summertime products in some of our favorite categories.
No matter what style you feel most comfortable in when in the market for a new swimsuit, be bold and buy that fluorescent pink swimsuit. If pink isn’t your style, try a neutral yellow or simply pick your favorite color. Adding a pop of color will brighten your day, literally.
Ribbed Tank Tops
The perfect tank top for working out or casual wear. Add one or two to your wardrobe or add the whole rainbow. Between full length and cropped, the tank will offer relief from the heat and keep the outfit together. Walmart offers a variety of colors at a reasonable price.
Flare & Floral Pants
It’s borderline unbearably hot outside, but sometimes pants just fit the mood. Flare-style pants have been on all of our TikTok “For You Pages” from Lululemon to Target, the early 2000s trend has been revitalized. The flared ankle cut allows for air to flow through the pants, meaning you can keep cool in style. Go for the colorful, floral-designed pants to add a pop of sunshine to an outfit. Wear them with a swimsuit top, knit tank top or anything else under the sun.
Everybody loves statement jewelry, and clay earrings offer a unique look that can be created at home or bought locally. Between the color, style and design of each pair, there is a story to be told with these statement earrings. Try a pair of large, white, stacked oval-shaped earrings to complete a minimal work-ready look. Or, be a little more adventurous and put in a pair of diamond-shaped earrings with a desert scene complete with a cactus. T.J. Maxx and Etsy have great options at reasonable prices or shop local at craft shows or farmer’s markets as they might have some hidden gems.
Sun Bum Cool Down Lotion
After a long day in the sun, it’s important to take care of your skin properly. Without proper after-sun care, your skin can get dry and cause fine lines to appear. Sun Bum Cool Down Lotion not only smells good, but it feels good. While the smell of coconuts and vanilla calm you down, a cooling sensation will travel across any area that the lotion touches. A great alternative to aloe vera, this lotion relieves sun burn and locks your skins moisture in.
To learn more about the importance of sunscreen, read our article here.
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer
A full face of makeup during the summer can be uncomfortable. Sweat can cause makeup to melt off and with hotter temperatures, sweating is inevitable. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer offers coverage without the weight of a regular foundation. An added bonus is the product includes SPF 30 in it, so there’s no need to layer on products. With a good range of shades for all skin colors and undertones, this tinted moisturizer does it all and should be a staple in anyone’s summer makeup kit.
The Balm’s Bahama Mama Bronzer
Without loading on the products, a good bronzer can add definition to the face and add an extra level of confidence. The Balm’s Bahama Mama Bronzer only takes a few brush strokes to create a chiseled jaw line and defined cheekbones. Using a powder-based bronzer helps avoid your makeup melting and can sometimes set any cream-based products you have on, such as SPF.
Hempz Lotion in the scent Sweet Pineapple & Honey Melon
Not to be specific, but this scent of lotion smells like summer. This body lotion can repair skin after a day in the sun or just a quick shower. Both vegan and full of vitamin A and C, Hempz Body Moisturizer in Sweet Pineapple and Honey Melon is skin and nose friendly.
Yogurt Covered Pretzels
Sweet and salty, these are the best things to munch on while finishing a beach read or recuperating from a hot girl walk. With multiple flavors such as plain, raspberry, blueberry and much more, this snack is the best of both worlds. Be warned though, they melt quickly when in the heat.
For a beach read recommendation list, read our article here.
Whether you’re laying out by the pool or working an internship, this list is sure to have you covered for all your summer needs.
Jennafer Bowman serves as our Editor-in-Chief. Throughout her four years with Alice, she has written multiple stories for both our digital and print channels and contributed to our social media team. Originally from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, she is a current senior studying public relations with a minor in creative writing. She has previously served as our Lifestyle and Managing Editor.