by Kristy, GF Fashion Editor
| Jan 03, 2014
So I'm going to be real, fellow Girlfriends.
There was this one time, I decided to pack my all-important beanie collection on a weekend trip away with mates. Yeah, you think that’s cool huh! Well I packed it instead of the MOST IMPORTANT thing ever. MY SWIMMERS. It was not the perfect weekend away, as I imagined. I had the hottest head ever, all the while not being able to jump in the water! EPIC FAIL! So in fear of this happening to anyone else ever again, I present to you guys the ultimate summer checklist.
As long as you have these goodies in your bag, you will have a sure winner!!!!!!
1. The Coloured Hat, Pretty Little Thing, $34
Not only does it protect you from the sun's strong rays, but the colour and cut will have you looking chic on the beach.
2. Blinged-up Earrings, ASOS, $39
I know, I know, I can rave about earrings for hours on end but these babies can really change the shape and look of an outfit in an instant. This look is all about dressing up what you've got.
3. Maxi Dress, Best and Less, $30
A maxi dress will suit any body shape and can take you from "a day at the beach" to "a cool summer date" in a heartbeat, all with the right accessories. P.S The floral print on this one is perfection, a girl can never go wrong with a frill.
4. Side Saddle Bag, ASOS, $48
This little number covers all your fashion needs. It can be your part-time beach bag, part-time party bag, and even your part-time everyday bag. The punchy colour is a sure hit this summer and the gold detail on it is off the hook.
5. Ring Set, Colette, $7.95
Little dainty rings are the perfect find, espesh this packet by our friends at Colette. In fact I think you need to channel our friend Vanessa Hudgens and wear one on every finger to give off that Cali girl style.
6. Statement Necklace, Colette, $16.95
A statement necklace is something YOU WILL NEED this summer! No excuses! You can layer it on any style of top and dress to make your simple outfit hit the WOW factor.
7. The Tan Clog, Lipstik, $59.95
These clogs are what your feet in summer call SBF, aka as Shoe Best Friend. It's plain and simple. Get ya self some.
8. The Statement Two-Piece, Top, ASOS, $35. Bottoms, ASOS, $23
There is no cooler feeling than rocking up to a beach party with the sickest bikini on and everyone wanting it, for human survival of course. So get in quick, cause our friends at ASOS have hit the jackpot once again with this cool number. It's the raddest, floral-printed, studded-all-over, cut-out dream two-piece ever invented. Thankyou ASOS, thankyou.
9. Denim Short Shorts, Levi's, $79.95
Sing with me: I like short shorts, you like short shorts. You will wear denim shorts. OK that doesn't rhyme but who cares. THESE WILL SAVE YOUR SUMMER!
10. Sunglasses, Minkpink, $39.95
Hello do these really need explaining? Tortoiseshell framed sunnies are what everyone wants to be wearing this summer and the dark lenses on these are also great for checking out the cute boys that JUST happen to be rolling on by!