I’ve rounded up a few of my summer essentials under $25 in a few categories that scream ‘summer’ to me:
FOOD – I’m an advocate of enjoying seasonal flavours. Of course, summer brings a ton of fresh, local produce, but there’s other treats I can’t get enough of…like coconut water. Have you tried coconut water yet? It’s a delicious, refreshing, summer drink, but it also carries a lot of health benefits with it. Along that same line of “tropical”, I’ve been eating key lime greek yogurt with my granola and fruit in the mornings. So good!
BEACH – Flip flops and sunscreen are total no-brainers, right? I also love being able to throw my wallet, sunglasses and anything else into a really big tote bag. I actually forgot to apply sunscreen the other day, and found my ears got a little bit burnt. As you can imagine, I was kicking myself later.
RUN – At this time of year, I don’t like to use the treadmill. It just seems like a waste of sunshine! I like to ensure I have an armband for my phone. Some people like to unplug while they run, but I like to have my phone with me so I can listen to music and track my distance/speed. When I run outside, I tend to sweat more (who doesn’t?), so a good quality hairband is needed to absorb some of that. Lululemon hairbands are a bit expensive, but they have extra material to ensure they stay put while you move.