Summer is upon us.
That means it’s time to hit up as many beaches, hiking trails, and backyard bar-b-ques as possible. Of course, anyone out to enjoy nature’s bounty should do so responsibly. So, we’ve put together a little list of summer essentials to keep you looking and feeling your best even after the sun has set on this season of great outdoor adventures.
Breathable Wardrobe – Beat the heat by not sweating the small stuff this season. If you do find yourself perspiring, at least do so in breathable fabrics that work to keep you cool. Chambray linen, cotton, and rayon are all safe bets.
Original Stitch's choice: Original Stitch shirt 100% cotton, $104.
Flip flops – No. Not the rubber Walgreens version, although those can work in a pinch. Instead, invest in a pair of sturdy sandals that can flip flop between beach attire and farmer’s markets.
Original Stitch's choice: Reef Draftsmen, $60.
Moisturizing Sunscreen – Keep your skin’s healthy glow alive and well with an SPF moisturizer designed to stand up to the sun’s scrutiny. Dry, sun-blasted, skin isn’t only unattractive, it’s a detriment to aging gracefully. So, protect your face at all costs. Your future self will appreciate the effort.
Original Stitch's choice: Clinique For Men™ Broad Spectrum SPF 21 Moisturizer, $28.
A Versatile weekend bag – When leaving for a trip, you don't want to get your favorite suitcase full of sand right? Instead, get one of this large bag named "weekender": this classic luggage piece is designed to hold enough clothing and toiletries for a weekend getaway.
Original Stitch's choice: Away’s Weekender Bag, $265.
Tote – Whether you’re headed to the beach or to play disc golf with friends, a tote is sure to come in handy. They’re a great way to make sure you never leave home without items 1-4 on this list. Think of your summer tote as a sleepaway bag, but for an entire season of fun under the sun.
By following this list, you can be sure that your summer is going to be a blast.