Summer is almost coming to an end and yet, this weekend, on a sunny Saturday morning, I felt the urge to do a summer essentials flatlay*. Perhaps it was the golden rays of light, shining through our window panes that morning that inspired me to do so. Or perhaps my feel-good morning yoga session at the gym, which I normally don’t do by the way, but since it’s summer, why ever the hell not. Maybe it was because of this great surge of energy I’ve been enjoying lately, an energy that makes me all giddy and happy and that makes me feel like singing all day. Whatever the reason, I want this feeling to last forever, kind of like how I want summer to last forever too.
For my summer essentials list, I’m keeping it light this year. With my camera and laptop already weighing down my bag, I don’t like carrying around too much with me. A scarf to wrap yourself in on the beach. A bikini that hugs your curves perfectly, preferably in a bright, peachy colour. Some gorgeous yellow accessories that go well with all this. And don’t forget your moisturising essentials. Summer may not be around for long anymore, but while it lasts, better make damn sure you’re well prepared.
*Meaning of flatlay: the social media phenomenon where one photographs favourite fashion items laid down on a flat surface, typically on a white background.
Clutch / Naledi Copenhagen
Sunglasses / Polette Eyewear
Pacman earrings / Alice York
Jewel earrings / Ultimate Collections
Bottle / 24 Bottles
Serum / Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Serum
Hair serum / L’Occitane Aromachologie Essence Serum
Bangles / The Peachbox
Watch / Cluse Watches
Bikini / Triangl Swimwear
Hat / River Island
Eyeliner / Bobbi Brown
Blush / Shiseido
Rings / Alice York, Queen Hearts, &Other Stories
Perfume / Marc Jacobs
Earphones / Sudio