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VV Must Have: 10 Summer Essentials You Need Now

Zoe Saldana cotton dressThe days are getting longer and the temperatures are finally rising, which can only mean one thing: unofficial summer is here!

It’s time for ice-cream, impromptu picnics, sun-kissed shoulders and oversize sunglasses, so make sure you have everything you need to take on the weather in style. Fashionable add-ons, such as bags, shoes and other accessories can help freshen up your look and shield you from hazardous UV-rays.

Here are 10 summer essentials that should be apart of your wardrobe. Enjoy!

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1. LIGHTWEIGHT COTTON DRESS

When temperatures are high, wearing a lightweight cotton dress keeps you cool, comfortable, and fashion forward. Bold prints and vibrant colors can add a jolt to your outfit, making it perfect for casual summer days spent outside.

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Sandals2. ALL-PURPOSE SANDALS

For many women, sandals are a true staple of summer style. They are casual and, in many locations, the go-to shoe for most summer outings. Make sure you have a pair that is comfortable and versatile.

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Cotton tank top

3. COTTON TANK TOP

Cotton tanks are versatile, comfortable and usually inexpensive. They can be basic or bold, depending on the colors and patterns you choose. They’re also a great to slide over a bikini at the beach without worrying about getting too hot.

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Kourtney Kardashian shorts4. LIGHTWEIGHT SHORTS

Summer usually means it’s time to break out shorts made out of a lightweight material to can help keep you cool. Pair vibrant-colored shorts with a neutral top and shoes to achieve an effortless look that is still inspired by the season.

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Oversize tote bag5. OVERSIZE TOTE BAG

Summer outings can involve lugging around a lot of stuff. Make sure you have an oversize tote for those days when a small bag just isn’t enough. They come in so many different styles, you’re sure to find one that meets your needs, whether it’s for a day on the beach or a weekend in a big city.

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Floppy Hat6. FLOPPY HAT

Sunscreen is a good start, but sun protection shouldn’t end there.

Wearing a floppy hat keeps the sun’s damaging rays off your skin and scalp. It can also help prevent damage to your hair.

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Sunglasses

7. SUNGLASSES

Another important part of sun protection is a good pair of shades that shield your eyes from damaging UV rays. Pick a not-too-trendy pair that works well with your face shape instead. Aim to find sunglasses that look like they were made for you. It’s a difficult, but once you’ve found them, hang on to them.

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Summer scarf

8. LIGHT SUMMER SCARF

Light summer scarves serve as the perfect way to add eye-catching color to everyday outfits.

Wrap a lightweight scarf around your neck to dress up jeans and a tee, or wear one with your favorite dress to stay warm in overly air-conditioned buildings. Scarves also make great sarongs when you need a bit of extra coverage at the beach.

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Perfume

9. PERFUME

You want to smell intoxicating and enchanting when you’re getting close to that someone special, right?

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Estelle headscarf

10. HEADSCARF. NOT BRIGHT, COLORFUL

Because even in the summer, we have bad hair days. You can cover your entire head with it, fold it into a thin strip & wear like a headband, or even twist it up into a turban style. Why not have a signature scarf this season?

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