The Fourth of July may be over, but the summer fun is far from finished. We still have many days ahead that we plan to fill with sandy toes, fresh lemonade, and so much sunshine. But before we enjoy the rest of the season, we had to first stock up on some must-have essentials that are sure to make this summer the best one yet. From airy styles to powerful reads, check out today’s LC.com Edit to see how we are keeping the celebration going all summer long!
1. LC Lauren Conrad Unlined Drawstring Tote with Pouch, $66.75
To say that I love this bag would be an understatement. I haven’t taken it off for weeks! It’s the perfect size to carry around all of my necessities. – Lauren, Editor-in-Chief
2. Zara Long Floral Print Dress, $69.90
I’ve started stocking up on pretty (breast-feeding friendly) wrap dresses like this one now that baby has arrived. Comfort meets chic and I know that it will be worn all summer long. – Lauren, Editor-in-Chief
3. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West, $14.74
I discovered Lindy West a few months ago, when I heard her on an episode of This American Life (one of my favorite podcasts), and as soon as the episode ended I ordered her book, Shrill. I have a tough time finishing books (I’m usually reading a few at a time and I’m lucky if I finish any of them), and I finished Shrill in 2 days. It’s a hilarious, brutally honest, heartbreaking, and important read for anyone out there who considers themselves a feminist… and probably even more important for those who don’t. However, it’s about so much more than feminism. Lindy has stood her ground and spoken her mind time and time again, and I can’t recommend it enough! – Rachel, Managing Editor
4. Paper Crown Adalyn Romper, $220
The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but I plan on rocking my red, white & blue all summer long, starting with this adorable blue and white Paper Crown Adalyn Romper. The floral print is so feminine and the ruffle around the neckline adds the perfect summer touch. Just add a straw sunhat and a red neckerchief for the ultimate all-American ensemble. – Allison, Managing Editor
5. Briar Bonnets, $42
I had a handful of baby showers to attend this spring, so I came up with a couple of go-to gifts ahead of time that I knew all my new mama friends would love. I am obsessed with these adorable handmade baby bonnets from Briar, and bought them for several of my expecting mama friends. My favorite styles are the cute spring animals collection and the more practical brimmed bonnets, which will keep the sun out of baby’s eyes. – Ilana, Managing Editor
6. The Little Market Indigo Mudcloth Throw, $128
I’ve been looking for some beachy accents to add to my home for the summer months, and this mudcloth throw immediately caught my eye when I saw it. I love that it has such a laidback vibe, and the way the dye makes little fish shapes is so cute! It’s the perfect summer throw for my couch. – Tessa, Editorial Assistant
7. Who What Wear Women’s Flutter Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress, $36.99
It’s been pretty hot around here lately and the only piece I feel comfortable wearing is a breezy dress. This floral wrap dress from Target is my favorite shade of yellow and definitely allows me to breath on a muggy day. – Jessi, Associate Editor
8. Shea Terra Organics Argan Green Coffee Eye Serum, $22
I’ve been a big fan of Shea Terra Organics products lately (specifically the Rwandan Maracuja Facial Oil, which I wrote about here), and my newest discovery is their Argan Green Coffee Eye Serum. I had never been comfortable using an eye serum before finding this one, and I love how it hydrates and moisturizes, but also tightens at the same time. Plus, it’s all-natural and completely organic, so I know that I’m giving my skin the TLC it needs, sans chemicals. – Allison, Managing Editor
9. LC Lauren Conrad Mix Print Midi Dress, $47.99
At the moment I have been living in comfy clothes, including this adorable dress from Kohl’s. I love the peasant silhouette and mix of patterns– they give the dress so much personality. I’ll be pairing it with these strappy sandals for the sweetest summer look. – Ilana, Managing Editor
10. Lululemon Simply Bare Bra, $49
I just wore this Lululemon crop top for the first time last night during my workout and I’m obsessed. It is so lightweight and not restricting, but still totally supportive for a run. Not to mention, it’s so cute (and comfy) I didn’t want to take it off! I’m sort of thinking I need it in a second color… – Tessa, Editorial Assistant
The party isn’t over thanks to these fun and flirty essentials!
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XO Team LC