Top 10 Summer Wardrobe Must-Haves

Top 10 Summer Wardrobe Must-Haves

Every college girl's summer essentials. Replenish annually.
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Summer is not only my favorite season because of the weather, but because of the fashion! Here's how to make cool summer fashion the most fun!

1. Bathing suit.

The basis of a cute summer wardrobe is a comfortable, reliable bathing suit that you feel confident in! Whether that's a bikini, one-piece, or somewhere in between, that's up to you! I recommend Aerie and Target for bathing suits. When bathing suit shopping, please remember that there is no such thing as a beach body. Wear what makes you feel good about yourself.

2. Flip flops.

You can't be summer ready without a good pair of colorful flip flops (or four)! Old Navy sells flip flops for between $1 and $4, and they last basically forever. I have multiple pairs in multiple colors, and I wear them everywhere all summer long. They are comfortable and reliable, and they go with anything!

3. Rompers.

Rompers from Forever 21 are my go-to outfit in the summer. No matching tops and bottoms together required! It's so easy to throw on a romper, and they're so cute! They come high-necked, strapless, off-the-shoulder, and everywhere in between.

4. High-waisted shorts.

High-waisted shorts look great with crop tops and sweaters! I shop Target and Charlotte Russe for shorts.

5. Bralettes.

I will never stop singing the praises of bralettes! They are sexy, comfortable, and you can wear them with anything. I shop Aerie and Victoria's Secret.

6. Sundresses.

Nothing goes better with your fresh beach tan than a simple white sundress! Try T.J. Maxx or, my go-to, Forever 21 for light, comfortable sundresses. They look cute, and keep you cool in the summer heat!

7. Over-sized cover-up.

For breezy mornings by the ocean, or nights watching fireworks on the beach, you may need something a little heavier to throw on. And there's nothing comfier than an over-sized beach cover-up or large pajama top. Shop Pink by Victoria's Secret or Bob's Stores.

8. Floppy sun hat.

Big, floppy sun hats are umbrellas (sun umbrellas, rather, AKA parisols) for your head! Plus they're super cute. Check out sun hat collections at Nordstrom or DSW, and bring them along to the beach, or out on the town. A sunhat will keep your precious face from getting sunburned. Please wear sunblock, though, guys.

9. Weekend tote/beach bag.


Grab a cute tote bag from Target or a Marshalls near you, and throw all your beach and weekend essentials in it!

10. Silky sleepwear.

When summer heat is on full blast, go to bed in a silky satin pajama set for ultimate comfort. Shop Victoria's Secret sleepwear, bathrobes, and kimonos for cool, sexy comfort.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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If College Majors Were Types Of Shoes, I Would Be Black Heels Everyday

3. Education- ankle booties

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All majors have a type of shoe that they always fall back to. From science to liberal arts, everyone has a "type." I broke every major down by type of shoe the women in that major wear on a daily basis.

1. Business- Fun heels

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If you want to work in marketing you will for sure have a collection of colored heels to go with your business attire.

2. English- Vans

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English majors have to be on the go and what better shoe to be comfortable and stylish?

3. Education- Ankle booties

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Education majors have a life time of looking put together to look forward to. They start now with cute, but professional ankle boots.

4. Engineering- Bean boots

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Future engineers need sturdy and closed- toe shoes to get their work done in.

5. Pre-Law- Black heels

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As future lawyers wearing high heels in a suit is a way of life.

6. Nursing- Dansko shoes 

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Nursing students have clinicals that can last ten hours. They need to have comfortable shoes that are also slip- resistant.

7. Pre-med/Biology- Running sneakers

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They never sleep and need to be comfortable. Plus, they need closed- toe shoes for labs anyway!

8. Musical Theater- Flats

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Musical theater majors are always dancing around and looking adorable while they do it.

9. Poetry- Doc Martens

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Poetry majors have amazing style and love to look edgy.

10. Math- Converse

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Math majors don't have time for much more than jeans and sneakers, so Converse is a very nice shoe choice.

11. Psychology- Birks 

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Pscyh majors have to be comfy and birks are the most comfortable shoes.

12. Environmental Science- Rain boots

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They have to be outside in all kinds of weather and mud. Rain boots are the only logical shoe choice.

13. Any language- Sperrys

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What can I say, they have style

14. Equine studies- Riding boots

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This is pretty self- explanatory.

15. Criminology/Sociology- Tall boots

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They want to look cute without trying too hard.

So did I get it right? What kind of shoe do you love to wear?

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