Summer is a great time to try new fashion styles and also to break out some never-before-heard-of essentials, too! This summer my newest must-haves come from OluKai Footwear, Sharkbanz, and Mosevic. No matter where your summer travels take you these three basics will not only get you noticed (big time!) they are so easy to toss in your travel bag to have available for last-minute adventures.
First of all, I cannot survive summer without sunglasses. Seriously, this is not a vanity thing. No matter what time of year it is, if I go outdoors without having sunglasses at hand I am likely to develop a migraine if it’s sunny (or even if it’s overcast) due to glare. Sunglasses and ibuprofen are staples in whatever purse or bag I’m carrying. I am so in love with these Mosevic Signature Denim Sunglasses.
Typically, it’s kind of hard for me to find sunglasses that I love. Number one, the lenses have to block bright sunlight and glare. If they don’t, I don’t care how great I think they look, I won’t even bother buying them. Number two, I have to love how sunglasses look on me and they have to sit comfortably on the bridge of my nose as well as my ears. If they’re too tight on my ears I can count on getting a migraine. Also, if they slide around too much on my nose, I will definitely get very annoyed.
What’s unique about these sunglasses is that they are handmade in Cornwall, England completely from denim! Yes, you read that right. They are made from denim that is infused with resin for strength and sturdy 5-barrelled hinges. I think that is so cool! They are available in multiple frame shapes and in two sizes (for better head circumference fit) and with a choice of polarized or standard lenses tinted with a gradient. All styles are unisex and look great on both men and women alike.
I can’t tell you how many pairs of sunglasses I’ve bought thinking that they will look good on me, only to pass them off to my daughters when they don’t. These look great and my daughters better not touch them. I’m not giving these babies up anytime soon!
As important as comfortable eyewear is, shoes that feel great are equally as important. I’m on my feet a lot, and while at home I prefer to go barefoot, that isn’t as readily accepted in public. Comfortable shoes (that look great, of course) are a must. Here again, finding sandals that look great can be a hit and miss proposition.
I found a brand that offers stylish and comfy sandals from OluKai Footwear. The OluKai Paniolo Sandal is a wonderful addition to my summer wardrobe. Paniolo (pah-nee-oh-loh) translates to Hawaiian Cowgirl and I can definitely see that in the rich color of the material and the beautiful stitching! I chose Ohia Red, but this sandal is available in six different colors.
Quite often, sandals (particularly those with the strap between toes) either don’t fit the shape of my foot, or the toe strap irritates me, or they slide when I walk (I’m clumsy enough, good traction is extremely important!) But the toe strap on these sandals has been very comfortable to me. They have great traction, as well, so I feel sure-footed when I’m wearing them.
The Paniolo Sandal is so very comfortable and looks great with my summer wardrobe. I’ve gotten so many compliments from friends and family about them. My oldest daughter loves these type of sandals, I’m really surprised that she hasn’t tried to borrow them yet. Well, I can share shoes, no biggee. But, she better keep her mitts off my Mosevic sunglasses! I’m staying firm on that one. (ha ha)
So, now that you’re geared up to make a summer fashion statement, let’s shift gears a bit and talk about safety. Fashionable safety. If your summer travels are taking you to a beach destination, you might want to give some thought to taking along a shark deterrent in your beach bag right next to your sunscreen. I know that statistically being the victim of a shark attack is small, but it doesn’t hurt to be a little bit proactive, right?
The Sharkbanz2 Wrist/Ankleband is perfect for those who can’t get enough of the sandy, salt-watery goodness of the beach. If I had my way, I’d spend every day at the beach. I no longer live right down the street from one, but we vacation at my favorite beach as often as we can get away.
I don’t surf, but I do like to be in the ocean and this device is perfect for feeling like you’re doing whatever you can to protect yourself and your loved ones. Sharkbanz2 uses patented magnetic technology that was developed by marine biologists.
- EFFECTIVE – Technology based on proven science, published research and testing
- SIMPLE – No batteries, no charging; always on
- AFFORDABLE – Safety for everyone
- STYLISH – Ergonomic design and premium materials for enhanced comfort
- Worn on Ankle or Wrist
- Universal Fit – Ages 5+
- Dive, Swim, Surf – 100m/330ft
- TSA and Airline Travel-Friendly
- Magnetic Shielded Box for Safe Storage
- Weight: 3 oz.
- Warranty: This product is fully guaranteed against faulty workmanship and materials for 1 year—–Source: Sharkbanz
I love the simple, clean design of this product. It’s sturdy construction is very lightweight and when worn sort of becomes part of you like a watch, bracelet or anklet. By that I mean that it’s not so heavy or clunky that it is constantly drawing your attention to it or getting in your way. I also love that I never have to worry about changing batteries since it doesn’t use any.
What are your fashion and safety must-haves for summer? Which of these products would you most like to have?
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