Summer 2013 Essentials

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Summer is here.. finally! Seems like just yesterday we were having a 70 degree winter. Summer is a great time to find good deals while out shopping; stores are trying to get rid of spring and summer pieces so they can start preparing for fall. There are so many trends that I’m just obsessed with right now so I thought I compile them and let you guys know what essentials you’ll need to get this summer!

Crop Tops

Crop tops are so in right now. If you’re not super comfortable showing your stomach in a public setting, but still want to try out the trend, try the look at the beach or a pool party. You can also pair a crop top shirt with a high-waisted item so only a glimpse of your stomach is showing, like Kendi did in the second picture. I say if you got it, flaunt it!

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(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Round(ish) Sunglasses

I’ve been loving round-ish sunglasses lately. I think they look good on almost every face shape and they add a bit of spunk to any outfit.

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Credit: kendieveryday.com

Colorful Beach Totes

I love a bag that can fit everything under the sun and can double as a cute purse. Throw in some sunscreen, a beach towel, a fashion magazine and you’re set to go.

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Credit: oldnavy.com

Sophisticated Swimsuits

Finally a bathing suit that I’m not embarrassed to wear in front of my grandmother. I’ve always been a fan of the one-piece, or even a high-waisted two-piece, but I never really felt right about wearing them out. I was so happy when I started seeing a more sophisticated bathing suit trend. It allows us normal girls to feel a little more confident knowing that everything is not out for the world to see, while still looking fashionable.

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Sneakers (especially white sneakers)

They are so many excursions to do where we live, whether it’s an outdoor BBQ, a theme park or even a day out thrift shopping with your friends. Those days call for a comfy, yet cute pair of shoes. My go-to has always been my black Converse All-Stars, but lately I’ve been really craving a pair of white ones. It’s such a clean summery look and white sneakers can be worn with just about anything, jeans, shorts, skirts or even maxi dresses. I really like the pattern pair that O. Palermo has on too, those would be next on my list.

Palm Tree Print

This is one of my favorite prints for this summer. I mean what is more summer-y than a palm tree? Answer: sand.. but that wouldn’t look nearly as cute. I really love the palm tree pants (last picture).. how freaking cute!

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Scarf Cover-ups

You can go buy a new scarf or just use a scarf you already have hanging in your closet, just wrap it around and tie it up. Throw on a cute crop top sweater and you’ve got yourself a cute summer look.

Anything you’re obsessed with right now that we missed? Comment below and let us know!

Tara Wikoff/CW44 Tampa Bay

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