7 Essentials All Guys Need To Make It Through Summer
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7 Essentials All Guys Need To Make It Through Summer

Be prepared for that summer sun.

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7 Essentials All Guys Need To Make It Through Summer
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A week ago marked the official start of summer. That means wardrobe change time! Put away those umbrellas, and take out the sunscreen. Since spring has passed, it's time to talk about some things every guy should have, when taking on the summer months. Women "must-have" lists are much easier to come by, os here's one for men:

1. "Dad Hat"

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Snapbacks and fitted caps are, or at least should be, over. Whether you want to call it picante hat, strap back, dad hat or sports cap, you need at least one that you can pull out on sunny summer days. You can get basic colors and some even have small designs. You can't go wrong, no matter which you choose.

2. Chapstick

Chapstick is important all year round but is especially crucial in the summer because of the how weather. I would recommend finding a brand that doesn't dry up and chap your lips. For some it's Eos, for others it's Burt's Bees. But you can never go wrong with a small Vaseline like gel.

3. Lotion

The sun will dry up your skin. People think they'll need sun tan lotion for being out in the sun but it's also necessary to keep your skin nourished even if you're just going out for a quick run or a short stroll. Ashy skin makes you ugly remember that. So if you carry around a book bag or any sort of small bag make sure you have a small bottle of lotion be sure to know what does and doesn't irritate your skin.

4. No Show Socks

Sometimes socks don't look right with a show and instead of wearing no socks which would end up making your feet smell. Some genius cut his socks so short that they weren't seen.

5. Vans/Converse

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Everyone needs a pair of either vans or converse. They're an easy sneaker to wear and are lightweight. For the days you go the beach or a pool stay away from sandals after. You're feet will get dirty quickly. They can be your everyday sneaker for if you just need a quick something to put on. They're great for family BBQs and picnics, because they always involve dirt and you won't mind getting a pair of these dirty since they're only about $45. SCORE!

6. Stan Smith Adidas

When you need a sneaker for your everyday routine that's a little nicer and you can wear to a dinner date, brunch or just a part of your casual Friday at work. Unlike vans or converse where you have a variety of colors to choose from, the main colors are black and white with the white having either navy or green accents. These just for lack of a better term look cool. You don't want to wear these out too fast. That's why you have your converse/vans that look better with age...These not so much.

7. Swimming Trunks

DO NOT WEAR SPEEDOS. Whoever invented those needs to be punished. Speedos ruined family vacations to Florida because now all you see is foreigners with heir overly hair bodies in speedos. Swimming trunks are very necessary in the summer even if you don't normally go to the beach or pool because who knows maybe you will this year. Some of them don't have the extra net that allows you to not wear underwear so they can just be worn as shorts.

Since its the time of the year where everyone goes shopping for future vacations. Might as well get these as well. Unless you're going to Australia because...well, it's a whole different season.

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