Right after Memorial Day weekend is my favorite time to start shopping for new summer essentials.

From a few summer skincare updates to cute sandals and tops, plus all the summer entertaining must-haves, it’s a great time to shop for fresh favorites.

Like I really need an excuse to shop… but that’s a post for another day 🙂

Let’s start with some new additions to your summer wardrobe. To see more details about the items, just click on the blue underlined description!

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Summer Sandal Essentials

Let’s start with some new sandals! I found a few that look really cute for the warm months ahead.

Click HERE for these adorable sandals

Aren’t floral slide sandals from Clarks adorable?

Clarks is known for comfort, so I have no doubt that these sandals will be supportive and comfortable underfoot.

The tan color of these sandals is super versatile, but they also come in a variety of other colors!

Click HERE for these sandals by KEEN

My family wears summer sandals by KEEN year after year. I like the look of the style above for its simple and casual vibe.

I can see myself wearing these sandals with shorts, skorts, cropped pants and even a flowy maxi dress. Seems like the perfect summer essential to me!

Click HERE for this espadrille style

One summer sandal I always reach for is an espadrille.

Espadrilles have such an effortless vibe but they still seem to add a little oomph to an otherwise casual look. I think this wedge style looks just right for the summer.

Summer Jewelry You’ll Love

Have you seen our summertime PowerBeads available in the Just Jill Shop?

Find all PowerBeads HERE.

You know how much I love the beach, so I thought I’d bring the beach to you with these bracelets! We have one with a sunshine charm, one with a pineapple charm, one with a turtle charm and another with a starfish.

We also just added a Pink Lady Agate flip-flop PowerBeads bracelet!

Find the earrings HERE.

And brand new to the shop is this pair of Southwest Sterling Silver Scalloped Concha Gemstone Earrings.

They’re delicate, dangly and delightfully beautiful.

Find the red coral bracelet HERE.

This Bellissimo Bronzo bracelet has some beautiful color to it.

The red coral rondels are sure to provide your summer outfit with a pop of excitement!

Find the rolo necklace HERE.

Also part of the Bellissimo Bronzo collection is this Hammered Rolo Necklace.

The 24-inch length makes it great for layering and the hammered design offers some stunning texture that makes it unique.

Find our ENTIRE summer jewelry collection HERE.

My Favorite Fashion Styles For Summer

I’m a casual gal.

A good tee-shirt paired with either a pair of crop pants or a denim skirt is my usual summer uniform. Take a look at a few brands and styles that work for me and might be nice essentials for your wardrobe as well.

A pair of white jeans are a MUST for summer. CLICK HERE for details

NYDJ is my absolute favorite denim brand. For over a decade (that is NOT an exaggeration!) NYDJ jeans have been my go-to.

They may be on the more expensive end, but the quality is excellent so you don’t have to worry about replacing them all the time.


Can you imagine? JEANS YOU LOVE? JEANS THAT FIT? I’ll come off of the soapbox, but as a gal with curves, who has also fluctuated in size, they’re the best jeans I’ve ever worn.

Click HERE for this denim skirt. I love it!

While I don’t wear shorts very often, I do love a denim skirt. I have the above style and wear it all the time.

And when I’m not wearing it, my daughter, Kylie, asks to borrow it. You need at least one!

Click HERE for this skirt

But if you want two, check out the white denim skirt which is on clearance and comes in several colors.

Click HERE for this top

Isn’t this vibrant tasseled top adorable? What a fresh take on a basic shirt for summer!

Accessories for Summer

An outfit is one thing… accessories are another! And with a few summer must-haves, you can really upgrade your seasonal look.

Find the bucket hat HERE.

Stay protected in the sun with this bucket hat from Sprigs!

I love the bright orange color, but it also comes in black, light denim, pink, tan and white.

Find the fringe tote HERE.

Sprigs also makes this adorable fringe tote that’s great for the beach, the pool or for daily errands.

Check out the included wristlet it comes with… great for small essentials!

Find the sunglasses HERE.

Sunglasses are an absolute essential for summer! Mine are prescription from Kate Spade, but these Kate Spade ones are almost identical!

Find WanderFull HERE.

Oh… and with that summer heat, don’t forget your WanderFull HydroBag! It holds an entire 32-ounce water bottle to help you stay hydrated on the hottest of days.

Set Your Summer Table With Style

I love to entertain outdoors.

And as you know, I love to set a fun and festive table. Take a look at these tabletop finds for your next pool party or barbeque!

Find the melamine dishes HERE.

Melamine dishes are perfect for outdoor parties because it doesn’t break!

The colors also make any summer party more festive and fun.

Click HERE for this serving board set

And if you really want to impress your guests, a decorated cutting board will help you through a great outdoor party.

This one includes a few accessories to make serving easy!

Click HERE for these woven placemats

To pull everything together, set out some placemats. I’ve always been a fan of the woven and natural look — you can use them year-round and for any occasion.

Find the serving set HERE.

And to fit the natural theme, this salad serving bowl is a perfect fit.

Click HERE for these goblets… perfect for iced tea, sodas or cocktails!

Setting out some cocktails or iced tea? You’ll need some glassware!

Even if I’m throwing a super casual summer gathering, I like glasses that look nice.

Click HERE for this propane gauge

If you’ve ever used a gas grill, only to discover that your propane tank was empty, you’ll really appreciate this propane tank gauge.

It lets you know if you’re running low!

Summer Skin Saviors

I love sharing my favorite beauty products.

I also like to keep my routine simple, and I work really hard to keep SPF and soothing ingredients in my summer skincare assortment.

Find the SunJOY Sunscreen HERE.

Speaking of SPF, the PEAK 10 SunJOY SPF 30 Sunscreen is perhaps my biggest summer must-have.

This sunscreen is non-greasy and goes on so smoothly. I’ve heard nothing but great things from everyone who has tried it!

Find the foot cream HERE.

Also from PEAK 10 is the Save My Sole Foot Repair Cream which will get your feet in summer shape. Like a pedicure at home!

Find the Sun Care Set HERE.

If you prefer your sunscreen in stick form, the Mad Gab’s Sun Care Set at the Just Jill Shop is the way to go.

The Sun Sticks go on clear and won’t run into your eyes on even the hottest of days.

Plus, you’ll get a Prickly Pear Lip Balm with your sunscreen!

Find the Dr. Denese set HERE.

If you want to improve skin texture while giving it some much-needed nourishing, I can’t recommend the Dr. Denese Advanced Firming Facial Pads & HydroShield Dream Cream Duo enough.

And don’t forget to pamper your lips after giving them some exfoliation! These Just Jill Lip Balms from justjillshop.com will do the trick!

They have a vanilla-mint flavor that I adore… even my son is in love with them!

Click HERE for this Tatcha Lip Mask

This TATCHA lip mask is a nightly ritual for me.

It’s a bit of a thick jelly-like consistency, but that allows it to cling to your lips overnight so that you wake up with softness!

Click HERE for this dry shampoo…a summer must-have for great hair!

If you need some dry shampoo to get rid of that greasy look on hot days, this dry shampoo by Bumble and Bumble is my go-to. I love that it doesn’t leave that white residue.

Remember to spray at the roots, about 10-12 inches away. For hot sweaty days or nights, this dry shampoo is a great way to refresh your look without a full rewash.

Click HERE for the duo!

And if frizzy and complicated hair is an issue for you when summer comes along, check out the Calista Embellish Finishing Spray & Texture Foam Duo for a frizz-free look and all-day hold.

Hoping these summer essentials will get you warm-weather-ready!

From my summer home to yours,


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