Summer may just be starting, and you might just be beginning to think about testing the waters, but in many parts of the country the beaches are sizzling. With temperatures soaring into the triple digits, beach goers that want to make a splash should be prepared before hitting the sand.
Summer fun can be easy, with a few cool summer styles to start you off.
Beat the heat with a funky new beach bag. Beach bags are hot, hot, hot, this summer and designer inspired over-sized bags at a reasonable price can be found almost anywhere near the beach.
They're big enough to carry an extra swimsuit, cover-up, sunscreen and water bottle. And this year they are wild. Floral and glitter are the rage, turning the beach into a sandy runway. Experiment. Let your inner diva free...
Summer scarves are making a comeback and not just for accenting your wardrobe. Beach trotting fashionistas can be spotted sporting colorful floral scarves. Worn as an accessory to protect and keep your hair under control or as a swimwear cover-up, scarves are making waves this season. And they can be worn in a number of ways to keep you looking sleek and chic even on the hottest of days.
Glam it up with a pair of over-sized sunglasses. This summer's cool shades will protect your eyes in a variety of fun and funky colors, but spend some time and find the right fit for your face. And once you do, make a bold statement with a colorful pair and heads will snap in your direction. Who knows...you just might have someone ask you for your autograph.
Find your summer sole mate and step onto the sand with a sexy pair of thong sandals. You'll be the envy of every girl on the beach. So go get your pedicure now ladies and show off those pretty painted toes in a comfortable pair of trendy sling backs.
Look like a celeb and nurture your skin. Tinted moisturizer will keep your skin smooth and protected while giving you that healthy sun-kissed glow. Find an oil free brand that still hydrates your skin and you'll look morning fresh while knowing you're being good to yourself. So enjoy the summer under a beachside umbrella or big floppy hat and still look as if you're a true sun goddess.
By Juanita McClellan