Hi friends! Summertime is here and we’re sharing our list of summer essentials to carry you through all of the long, sunshine filled days of summer and beyond.

A wear-anywhere fun summer bag. A good bag will get you through the summer months whether you’re at the beach or running errands. A reliable, no-fuss bag will polish off your look with an effortlessly cool touch. We love the Ark Bag by Cult Gaia.

A good book (or two). For your morning commute or an afternoon lounging beachside - a good book can inspire and shift your perspective. We recommend checking out TIME’s list of 22 New Books to Read This Summer

A one-piece outfit. Simplicity is key for the summer season, and the best way to streamline and simplify your look is with a jumpsuit. Our founder, Becky's favorite summer piece is this jumpsuit that flatters and can be dressed up or down. Try the Alexi Cropped Denim Jumpsuit by Modern Citizen, it’s a great any-occasion piece to last you through the season and beyond.

Sunscreen is a year-round must-have, but it is especially important to use in the summertime! Endless research has shown the preventative benefits of using sunscreen daily, so this one nearly goes without saying. Lots of sunscreens contain excess chemicals, however, so read your labels and be sure to find the perfect one for you!

While you’re at it, don’t forget a classic, wide-brimmed hat. Functional accessories are a must in the summertime, and a great hat will protect your face from the sun’s rays and look great. We recommend the Summer Hat by Cuyana.

Reusable water bottles are not just the environmentally conscious choice, they’re convenient, and can save you so much money in the long run. Brands like S'well offer dozens of colorways to choose from, too, so you can select a style that suits you.

Slides for any occasion are the perfect summer staple. Going from the beach to dinner? A polished slide is your best friend - just slip on and go. These Saul Babouche Slides from St. Agni are the perfect summer shoe. With a pointed toe and smooth leather finish, these shoes will be sure to keep your look casual yet pulled together all summer.

Sunglasses aren’t just stylish - they’re a practical summer piece to help protect your eyes the whole year through. Warby Parker offers dozens of classic and trendy shapes, plus most of their sunglass styles are available through their at-home try on program, so you can see what suits your face shape without having to find a shop near you.

Classic jewelry. Everyone needs a few reliable pieces to throw on daily. Something about a pair of understated earrings or a dainty necklace adds the perfect finishing touch to any look. Check out our new so-fine collection for some classic 14k solid gold jewelry inspiration.

Some of our summer favorites are the Diamond Tusk Ring, the Stardusted Ring and the Stardusted Arc Studs.

A little tip: Be sure that you’re looking out for your jewels amid the sand/ sun/ chlorine filled adventures that summer brings. 

A few rules of thumb for vermeil pieces: Avoid spraying perfume on or near your jewelry, this also goes for things like chlorine, nail polish remover and sweat. A dry cotton ball is recommended for very gentle cleaning. Store gold vermeil items away from other that may scratch or react to the coating (such as silver-plated pieces.)

For sterling silver, the same rules apply! Keep your sterling jewelry away from moisture and chemicals, and clean regularly with a silver cleaning cloth.

Happy Summer!