Your Summer Essentials Check-List

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Your 2016 summer essentials wish list by Elissa of

1. Cute ensemble

Show off those primped and primed gorgeous pegs you’ve been toning at the gym for weeks in Cecilie Copenhagen‘s short/top combo. It’s en pointe for the Nouveau Folk trend PLUS the fabric is light, cool and haute resort.

2. Sunnies

Protect those peepers from the sun + swan around like V. Beckham  – the  Self Portrait x Le Specs collab gave birth to this hot pair – they’re selling fast so, hop to it!

3. Bathers

This summer, it’s one-piece all the way. Nu Swim‘s designs flatter all shapes with straight necklines and wide-set spaghetti straps. For the bikini purist, COS delivers with this striped “hello sailor” pair.

4. Hat

Avoid eye-contact with undesirables by wearing a strategically jaunty straw hat. Snaps to Aranaz for creating this seagrass sombrero.

5. Bag

With so many incred beach bags flooding Instagram it literally took me a day to land on my favourite. The winner, Sensi Studio got me over the line with their multi-colour woven straw tote.

6. Sunscreen

Avoid sunburn: wear sunscreen. Every facialist and dermatologist I have met recommends La Roche-Posay.  It isn’t cheap, so try not to sit on it and empty the contents… like I did.

7. Flats

Like a rat with a gold tooth, platform espadrilles are sharp right now (see my brown leather pair here). Perfect for the beach/ yacht, this metallic linen gold pair is brought to you by Soludos and the number 7.

8. Towel

Yup, Hammam towels are *yawn*, BUT they have staying power because they’re light and multitalented – hello sarong!

9. Water

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Don’t forget a big bottle of Fiji Water or, (better still) coconut water. A great way to replenish all those lost electrolytes.

You’re set! Enjoy those waves and pina coladas x

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  1. Emily says

    oh dear. “those primped and primed gorgeous pegs you’ve been toning at the gym for weeks”… oops 😉

  2. Elissa says

    I’m sure you have gorgeous legs regardless, Emily! Enjoy the beach and thanks for checking out Iris Lillian 🙂

  3. Dee says

    Love this list. I’m really looking forward to summer that’s for sure!

    1. Elissa says

      I can’t wait! The Australian summer is always the best 😉

  4. Emily says

    Love this list! Makes me want summer!

    1. Elissa says

      Yes! I’m so jealous of the Southern Hemisphere right now 😉

  5. Ashley Brown says

    Elissa, I love your blog! So much good stuff on here. It’s not even summer here in LA, but it sure as hell feels like it, so maybe I’ll take my booty down to the beach soon (I live 2 miles from venice beach).

    1. Elissa says

      Hey Ashley! I’m so glad you like it. Ah!! Venice Beach – sounds amazing xx

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