Elle’s Edit: Summer Staples


I think it is safe to say that everyone loves summer. I mean who doesn’t love the sunshine?

When I first think of summer I instantly think of sunshine, watermelon, ice cream, happy hours, rosé, the beach, dresses, and of course SWEATING. Regardless of the sweating, I do love summer because everyone is in a much better mood. Whether you live in NYC or not, I wanted to share with you my top 10 summer staples that help me survive summer every single year.

Sunscreen. This is a no brainer. I am a big advocate of sunscreen and protecting my skin, especially my face. My favorite band is Neutrogena because it goes on so smooth and does not make me breakout.

Sandals. Another reason why I love summer is because you can wear open faced shoes. I am a huge sandals gal especially my go to Jack Rogers and little platform heels. I’m over the wedge trend as those always give me blisters and just aren’t comfortable.

Hats. One of my favorite types of hats are baseball caps. You can find me in one every single Sunday. Why? Well, they help hide your hair if you don’t feel like washing it and they are just so easy. I swear I have around 50 hats and thats because everywhere I travel to I need to get a hat that has the location on it.

Straw bags. Is there anything cuter? Don’t think so. Whether it is a cross body or a classic straw bag you can’t go wrong.

Shawl for the office. My office is freezing all the time especially during the summer. I went into a conference room yesterday and looked at the temperature and it was FIFTY EIGHT degrees. Like what? I always have a shawl that sits on my chair that I always use every day. Mine is more like a blanket scarf and it is perfect and does the trick.

Sunglasses. I’m not the biggest sunglass gal since I have 3 that are on rotation. A tortoise pair from Jcrew, my Rayban aviators, and my Celine sunglasses. Always make sure they have the UV protection! A lot of brands don’t and if you opt out then you are not protecting your eyes at all.

Fun earrings. Summer is a time where you can wear a simple white top and white jeans. It is a perfect time to spice up your accessories with a fun pair of earrings. I have some great fun earrings from Baublebar that I absolutely love and they were all around $50-$100!

A new haircut. Who doesn’t love a fresh look for the summer? I recently went to get my haircut and get some highlights to lighten up my hair! It just instantly made me feel like summer was here.

Fresh flowers. I’ve been on a flower kick and every Sunday when I go to the grocery store I buy some fresh blooms! Instantly brightens up my apartment and makes the room smell so good.

Dry shampoo. Dana got me hooked on the dry shampoo gang last year and it has been a life changer. I try not to wash my hair every day so dry shampoo is my saving grace. Especially with the heat and humidity!

What are your summer staples?


Thanks for reading Elle’s Edit. If you have any topics that you would like for me to discuss, feel free to email me at elizabeth.lane.dooley@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you! xo


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