4th of July
Happy 4th of July! Today is one of my favorite holiday’s. I always grew up with being a feel good holiday that I spent with friends and family. I typically spend the holiday at the beach either in Malibu or Laguna Beach always with family and sometimes with friends. I hang out and eat barbecue food while watching fireworks and it is the best! Some of my favorite days are at the beach doing nothing.
Staple Items You Need For A Successful 4th of July That You Already Own
Not to brag, but I think by this point I know what staple items you need for a successful holiday…and you don’t need much. Truth is, you probably already own all of these items as it is! From my experience, the fun of 4th July lies in the company you are with and the beach you are at. The rest is in your home and ready to go.
Item #1: Sweatshirt
Typically 4th of July festivities go from day to night, and it gets pretty cool at night if you’re by the beach like me, so I definitely recommend bringing a sweatshirt. I like to bring sweatshirts that are cute but not too fancy so it doesn’t matter if they get sandy or someone spills on it. I’m a big fan of this Champion crew neck sweatshirt.
Item #2: Swimsuit
Bringing a swimsuit is a must on 4th of July! How could you not?! Even if you’re not going swimming, it just gets you in the festive spirit. I really love this one piece striped bathing suit designed by SAME Swim. If you’re looking for some two piece inspiration, I like something high waisted this year. I am obsessed with this For Love and Lemons one!
Item #3: Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must for a day like this! If you’re looking for a 2 in 1 make up / sunscreen item, go run out quickly and get this NARS tinted moisturizer with SPF! If you’re going the route of just SPF, I really like Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen right now.
Item #4: Blanket
A beach blanket is a must for watching fireworks! Grab something cozy but that you won’t mind to get sandy! I love these bohemian style ones from One Of A Kind.
Item #5: Cooler
If you’re going to be gone all day, you’ll want to keep your food and drinks cool! These days there are such cute coolers that it won’t feel annoying to bring along! Bando came out with a really cute one that looks like a purse and is perfect for drinks or snacks!