Melissa's summer essentials

Melissa's summer essentials

Ahhh, summer! I love this time of year when you feel that things start slowing down alittle. Everywhere you look is more sunshine, more smiles, more laughter and a easy-going vibe that’s synonymous with summertime. So when it comes to beauty and fashion, I like to switch my regular routines for something more effortless. Don’t get me wrong, while I love spending time putting together the perfect summer outfit and bronzed makeup look for a night out, summer has me relying on a few tried-and-true basics to get me out the door quickly and looking polished. After all, there’s a lot of sun to soak up!

When it comes to the perfect bronze glow, I’ve been reaching for The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Drop of Sun Holiday Glow. Just a few drops mixed with my moisturizer gives my skin a gorgeous healthy glow that make me look like I’ve spend the day at the beach. 

Since I’ve switched to lighter scents for the summer, I’ve been obsessed with the Travalo Milano. It’s the easiest way to tote along your favourite fragrance. Just transfer your perfume into the Travalo and stash it in your purse or clutch for quick touch-ups. The best part is that the vials are removable so you can switch your scents easily. 

You can’t go wrong with stripes for summer, especially with a shirt as cute as this one by CHRLDR. The relaxed fit and short sleeves make it perfect for those cooler summer days when you’re not quite ready to layer on a jacket. Paired with a pair of denim cut-offs and classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II, you have the perfect effortless summer outfit. 

And an outfit is never complete without the perfect accessories. My fave cuff by Miansai, vintage gold hoops that belonged to my mom and Celine sunnies complete the look. 

Article by Melissa Balaze, Chic On the Street

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Because gold is a neutral color.

Because gold is a neutral color.