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Summer is such a hard time of year for fashion and beauty because it’s so hot and humid in North Carolina! When it comes to clothes, I like to stick to basic pieces like dresses instead of wearing jeans or a lot of layers. For beauty, I also try to stick with minimal makeup by just doing a pop of color in my lips. Here are some key elements that I love to incorporate for the perfect summer outfit so that I’m looking and feeling my best:
1. A dress
A lightweight summer dress is a must have for me. Lately, I’ve only been reaching for dresses in my closet and I’ve been staying away from jeans and work pants. I love this one pictured below because it’s light and breezy. It also has such a fun print that I can’t get enough of!
A pair of sunglasses is definitely necessary during the summertime. I love either a pair of aviators like I’m wearing here, or a pair of oversized sunglasses. With all of the sunshine, I definitely don’t leave my house without a pair of sunglasses. It’s an added bonus when they make a statement!
3. Smooth legs
Having smooth legs is also a must during the summer! For my smooth legs there are a couple different Sally Hansen products that I pick up at Rite-Aid that I use for when I’m wearing dresses and skirts. I like to use their hair remover wax strip kit for the body, and also the ouch-relief stripless hard wax kit for sensitive areas. I love Sally Hansen wax products because it’s easy to remove unwanted hair for up to 8 weeks, and it leaves my legs feeling silky smooth. They work really well on short hair and reduces the appearance of hair regrowth which is an added bonus for someone with dark hair. Their products are also dermatologist and salon tested, and you don’t have to use a microwave which is so much easier!
4. Pink lips
I love to brighten up my outfits with a pop of color by using pink lipstick or lipgloss. I really love wearing a darker pink like in the picture here for date night, and a more subtle pink during the work week. I’ve definitely been on a lipstick kick lately, and I can’t stop buying new ones to try!
What is your perfect summer outfit?