2017 Summer Must-Haves

My 2017 summer must-haves list has everything you need stay cool and look hot as the temps rise — from stylish summer activewear to adorable beach accessories.

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Coming from sunny Arizona, I’m definitely a warm weather gal.

I love being able to spend weekends outdoors playing beach volleyball, hiking, or reading a good book by the water.

Now that beach weather is officially upon us in L.A., I’m so ready to break out my sunny day duds.

Looking to update your summer gear? Today I’m sharing my top picks for everything from activewear to beach accessories!

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Banana Leaf Yoga Mat

Close your eyes and picture you’re flowing on a sandy white beach under big arching palm trees with the sound of ocean waves washing rhythmically in and out to shore.

No, not happening? If your visualization skills aren’t that refined, go for the next best thing with this island vibe-invoking yoga mat.

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Adidas Ultraboost x Parley Running Shoes

These ocean-inspired, uber-comfortable kicks are a collaboration between Adidas and Parley for the Oceans an organization that raises awareness about ocean destruction. The arch-hugging, cushioned kicks are made from reclaimed and recycled ocean waste.


Better Off Olive Monkini by Tobi

The one-piece is back in a big way. Try out the figure-flattering style with this adorable olive toned lace-up suit from Tobi.

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Miu Miu Noir Catwalk Sunglasses

Cat-eye sunglasses are a timeless must-have in my book. This pair from Miu Miu adds an extra trendy element with its funky pentagon shape.

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Rust Blooms Kelsey Kimono by Natural Life

Want to embrace your inner boho babe? This flowy kimono is a must for everything from festival wear to transitioning from brunch to beach.

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Sole Society Pom Pom Panama Hat

The only time it’s good to be shady 😉 This affordable, adorable pom-pom hat will keep your face protected while you’re playing outdoors.


Spiritual Gangster Namaste Beaches Tank

Two of my favorite things encapsulated in one adorable tank.

PS – have you tried my Beach Yoga Booty Workout yet?! >>

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Alo Yoga Interlace Legging

High-waisted, chic lace-up detail, super summery lilac tone — need I say more?


Elsa White Multi Maxi + Crop Top by Tobi

Soak up the summer sun in this pretty, feminine set — ideal for daytime dates. The breezy wrap around maxi skirt keeps things cool on warm days while the ruffly top offers just a hint of skin.

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Simbi Inspirational Charm Bracelet

Do good, feel good, and look good with a pretty piece of jewelry from Simbi. The clay bracelets are made by artisans in Haiti and each piece supports 15 sustainable jobs and provides clean water to residents.


Natural Life “Do More” Water Bottle

Just in case you need a reminder, this super cute stainless steel water bottle offers sage advice for positive summer vibes. With double wall insulation, it will keep your H2O cool through the sweatiest of workouts and outdoor adventures.

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One Hope 2016 Central Coast Reserve Rose

Now that I’ve ensured you’ll be properly hydrated this summer, may I recommend my second most essential seasonable beverage — Rosé.

And if you’re going to #RoseAllDay, I say do it for a good cause. One Hope Wine donates a portion of all sales to charity. Every bottle of this Reserve Rose educates 100 women on their risk and the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

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“Hello Sunshine” Beach Towel Blanket

Bask in style at the beach this summer with a trendy circle towel. This sunlight-welcoming blanket is lightweight and easy to toss in your tote bag for on-the-go adventures.


Wanderlust Lace Maxi Dress by Tobi

If you’re going to buy anything this season, buy it in blush. From tennies to totes, blush pink gives an instant update to any wardrobe.

I’m eyeing this subtly sultry blush maxi dress with a plunging back and pretty lace detail. It will take you from day to date night with just a swap of a shoe.

Weigh in: What’s on your summer must-have list?!

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  1. Amanda Howard says:

    That’s 1 great summer must have list! Love, love, love that yoga mat!

  2. Love all of this especially the dresses!!

  3. I cant’ wait for the summer to finally show up (hello June gloom in LA). Love this list 🙂

  4. Love all of this!! But I definitely need that one piece bathing suit (I’ve been searching!) and that “namaste beachin” tank 🙂

  5. I need that yoga mat and rosé

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