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5 easy steps to the sweetest summery aesthetic

The days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer—summer is almost here, and we're ready to jump into the summer mindset.   

It's the very best season for channeling your creative energy, resting *and* revamping. Late night drives, lounging poolside, sunset bike rides—the summer vibes are immaculate, especially when you create your own. Here are 5 easy ways to step into the sweetest summer aesthetic!


Step 1: Update your wardobe

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To get into the summer spirit, update your closet with flowy and laid-back looks perfect for a Pinterest-inspired picnic, shopping trips and backyard hangs. Invest in statement essentials for mixing-and-matching your looks all summer long! We're loving bright and colorful monochromatic sets, tennis skirts, and vintage-inspired pieces (like funky patterns and thrifted gems)

Step 2: Add accessories. 

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Personalize your aesthetic by adding accessories that showcase your inner-self and your unique personality. You should try hair scarves, hair clips and earrings this summer! We're currently loving The Hair Edit (available at Ulta). 

If you're into colors, go for pastel hair clips that you can wear all-day everyday. If you're more of a minimalist, stick to gold accents. Add a pair of statement sunnies and a go-to bag to complete the look. 

Step 3: Create a summer mantra. 

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Stick to a slogan or quote that speaks to you this summer. Having a mantra is a great way to guide your aesthetic and keep you on your personal path. It's also a great way to manifest your perfectly sweet summer.

Step 4: Grow something great. 

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Summer is the perfect season for a mental refresh. Surround yourself with natural beauty from the Earth—these fresh vibes will help you keep a clearer, happier mind. Keep your room green with houseplants or ivy, or challenge yourself by growing fruits and veggies. Find out how to be the best plant mom with these easy how-to tips. 

Step 5: Find a passion.

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Your aesthetic doesn't come from style alone—it includes all of the other things that you love and make time for in your life. Focusing on your gifts, talents and passions are even better when you have more free time and the summer sun stays shining. Whether it's running and working out, reading novels, talking politics or creating art, your passions are a part of you and your personal aesthetic. 

Our best tip: be your most authentic self!

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Tag us in your sweetest summer aesthetic pics on Insta @girlslifemag!

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by Allie Lijewski | 5/3/2021
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