2021 Summer Holiday Must-Haves

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In many parts of the world, people are starting to come back to life after many months of lockdowns, isolation and social distancing. Summer 2021 means a time for fun and adventure for many people, here are a few things you might want to invest in to have a safe, stylish and fun summer. 

Sun Protection

Spending hours outdoors soaking up the sun sounds like a dream come true for many of us right now, but don’t let the excitement distract you from sun safety. Stock up on a good quality SPF (one for your face and one for your body) and remember to reapply after a few hours in the sun. Some other items you can grab for extra protection are stylish summer hats, and you can shop for sunglasses online to make sure that your eyes are protected from those UV rays as well. Finally, don’t neglect your hair – your strands can also take some damage so be sure to investigate a serum with some SPF power for your locks. 

The Look

Living your best life this summer means doing it in style, and after so much time spent in yoga pants and slippers, you’re probably dying to catch up on trends. Do some research on what’s hot in 2021 summer fashion, in terms of casual wear, dressy looks and classy footwear. However, when you’re shopping, remember not to splurge too much on passing trends. Fast fashion is exactly that – fast – and you’d be better off spending the big bucks on more classic staple pieces that will look good year in and year out. A few trendy pieces here and there never hurt anybody, but investment clothing is a must. 

Your Camera

If the pandemic taught us anything it’s that spending time with the people we love is one of the most important parts of life. Capturing those moments and memories as something to look back on and remember is important too, for some of us. Curating a real photo album (not just on your iPhone) is a great idea to put into practice this summer. You can turn it into a small summer project, collecting photos and memories of the places and people you love – but just remember that when the shot is taken, it’s time to put the camera and cell phone away and be present in the moment. 

Water Bottle

Staying hydrated in the summertime is extremely important, and no, your strawberry daiquiri doesn’t make the cut. We need to prioritise our H2O for the sake of our health and holiday time is no exception. Keeping a bottle of water in hand at all times is a great way to encourage and motivate yourself to drink more water throughout the day, which is especially important if you’re outdoors, in the sun and taking part in busy activities. Opt for an insulated bottle to keep your water cold for hours on end and if it helps the cause, finding a stylish looking one to carry around won’t hurt either.