Rachel’s Summer Favorites
You might be thinking, “It’s August! Summer is almost done!”, but if you’re a southerner you know we’ve only hit the peak of this long season. So there’s still plenty of time for me to share a couple of my sultry and sweaty favorites from this summer of 2019.
For me, summer is about vacations, warm but breezy late nights, and survival of the sun and overwhelming temps. I am definitely a fall and winter person, but there’s an undeniable nostalgia to the summer. Maybe it’s the memory of having these months off from school as a kid that adds a whiff of carefree and whimsy to the air. Whatever it is, here are a few key accessories from this summer that have lifted my spirits or saved my ass:
1. Giant Round Sunglasses
Sunglasses are necessary but also one of the best parts of summer! Fun, trendy, and iconic, I love playing around with different looks. This summer I’m all about the large and round. This 1960’s look gone modern is giving us all the extra dramatic shade we’ve been needing!
2. Tassel Earrings
Earrings are the summer accessory. The temperatures are high and metal is not always your friend, necklaces and bracelets can, at times, exasperate your sweaty, sticky skin. Earrings are a great way to grab attention with minimal skin contact, and personally I’m all about the tassels. They’re light weight, vibrant, and flirty
The 1990’s have returned and it is quintessential summer nostalgia! Want to feel like a Nickelodeon kid again? Want to stand out in the crowd? Neons have your back. Accent a plain outfit or go full on neon bright while you gather your inner childhood energy!
4. Gold and Bold
Alright, so I admit, gold and bold is a year round favorite of mine. It’s classy, fearless, and never out of style. Whether you’re brunching with the pals, on a hot summer date, or getting shit done at the office a large gold statement piece will definitely put you in the spotlight.
5. Thick Thighs (and keeping them cool)
Summer is for shorts, skirts, and dresses. Keeping cool is the key to any and every summer. However, I’ve avoided these in the past for two reasons: 1. I’m very self conscious of my thick thighs and 2. My hatred for the dreaded thigh chafing. Learning to love yourself can be a tough one, but I highly recommend it. Especially when it comes to helping you beat the heat in a short skirt! Thigh chafing is an easy fix, just check out Megababe’s Thigh Rescue; affordable, silky, and thigh saving.
You can’t find Megababe’s Thigh Rescue at Charm, but we can help you with the rest, from neon nostalgia to vintage glam accessories. How are you surviving the heat? What’s your favorite part of summer? What trends of summer 2019 are you falling in love with?