20 Things That Will Put You In The Summer Feels

20 Things That Will Put You In The Summer Feels

Summer = true happiness.

Let’s face it, summer is the best season and we all know it. Why even deny it? The weather is warm, people are happy, and there’s less stress in the air. It’s the season we all look forward to in the cold and depressing winter months. So get excited, because here are 20 things that will put in the summer feels for the best season of the year!

1. Sunshine

If you’ve experienced crappy weather and cloudy skies all year, you’re in for a treat! Sunshine is coming your way.

2. Tan skin & freckles

Summer is definitely around the corner once you start to notice a slight tan line coming your way and freckles appearing on your body (maybe). If you have fair skin and you get some color like me, this is the best feeling in the world and a true sign that summer is coming!

3. No school= no homework

“Homework” is the ultimate word of sin during the summer. It’s the last thing you should think about. Your brain is fried and you have 3 months to rest it before it has to reboot.

4. Relaxation… What is this unfamiliar feeling?

Yup that’s right. School’s out and relaxation is in.

5. Country music

What better way to get in the summer mood than jam out to some country vibes?

6. Driving with all the windows down

The weather is beautiful, fresh air is blowing through your hair, and no one cares how bad you sound screaming your favorite songs at the top of your lungs.

7. Bathing suit shopping!

Looking for the cutest bathing that will give you the best tan lines is definitely a must.

8. Cookouts!

Fire up that grill and throw some burgers and corn on the cob on there! Did anyone say chicken kabobs? Heck yeah!

9. Exercise outside

Nothing is more relaxing than a run at sunset or on the beach in the fresh air.

10. Bonfires

Grab those graham crackers, marshmallows, and Hershey’s bars for a relaxing night with friends around the fire.

11. Longer Days

When it’s light outside at 9:00 at night, you know it’s time for summer.

12. Sunsets

The beautiful cotton candy skies never get old and you can never take enough pics of them.

13. Eating Healthy

It seems to be so much easier in the summer when you have more motivation. Whip up that summer salad with strawberries and slice up the watermelon and cantaloupe!

14. Spontaneous adventures

You know your buddies are always down for a fun time.

15. Adding to the sunscreen collection

Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Coppertone Sport, Neutrogena… You can never have enough of it.

16. Drive-in movies

What’s more romantic than snuggling up with your S.O with the tailgate open and watching a movie under the stars?

17. Walking around barefoot

Socks? What are those? Why would I want my feet to suffocate?

18. Summer concerts

Tailgates and barbecues outside followed by dancing in the grass… what could be better?

19. Boating

Grab those water skis, kneeboard, and tube and enjoy the sea breeze.

20. Eating ice cream every day and not feeling guilty

Soft serve, get in my belly! Ice cream truck, where you at?

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19 Struggles Only Girls With The 'Looks Thin In Clothes But Not In A Bikini' Body Type Will Understand

A resounding 'thank you' to whoever decided one-pieces were cool again.

We grew up thinking the world was black and white. There's tall people and short people. There's old people and young people.

There's fat people and skinny people.

But as you get older, you realize there is a lot more in between those two ends of the spectrum than you ever thought possible. Especially when it comes to weight. And you do a lot more realizing if you're in an awkward position on that scale... Literally.

1. People always tell you to stop saying you are fat

Obviously, your friends SHOULD prevent you from talking negatively about yourself. And if you only saw you when you were fully dressed, you'd probably tell yourself to stop saying you're fat, too.

2. And are kind of surprised by your actual weight

You've definitely had friends who are shocked by the number on your scale because you can carry it pretty well when you are fully dressed.

3. Sometimes you feel like a catfish

Have you ever changed out of your super cute, flattering outfit and looked at yourself in the mirror and thought... Wow, am I lying to people?

4. But you know this is probably true for most people

When you're wearing clothes, typically the parts of a body that bring about insecurities (stomach, namely) are covered. No matter the body type, you realize most people are more comfortable in clothes than out of them.

5. Your confidence is often contingent on the month

November? Yep, won't need to be in shorts or a bikini for about 7-8 months. I am good to go.

February? I'll need to be in a bikini soon.. I could use some work.

6. You are thrilled by the one-piece bathing suit making a fashion come back

A resounding 'thank you' to whoever decided it was time to give one-pieces a try again. The stomachs of us in-between gals are appreciative.

7. Crop tops are 95% of the time not your top of choice

Yeah, okay, clothes are supposed to work for me and not against me.

8. You honestly don't understand jean sizes

I have fluctuated in weight a lot of my life, most recently losing 25lbs, and I still did not budge in jean sizes.

9. You wonder what other people think when they see you

Do other people see me as thin in clothing? Or fat in a bikini? What size am I perceived as?

10. Shopping is kind of a nightmare

Have you ever found about 27 items you liked, added the prices and thought, ah, it is going to be so tough to choose from all of these items? Only to go into the fitting room and realize only 2 of the items fit you well? Yep, me every single time I go to the store.

SEE ALSO: 7 Struggles Of Being The Girl Who Is "Not Skinny" But Also "Not Fat"

11. You're thankful that at least you've got boobs

You can kind of hide them in clothes, and then let them steal the show away from your tummy in a swimsuit.

12. You have a hard time setting weight-loss goals

You aren't really sure how overweight you are (if you are, at all) and you don't want to be at an unhealthy weight on either side of the spectrum.

13. Body positivity comes and goes

There are days, weeks or even months when you feel like the most beautiful person on the planet, and then something happens (old jeans don't fit, you try on a new bathing suit, etc.) and you convince yourself that all of that confidence was wrong and undeserved.

14. You always try on the biggest size first

Either this or you're in a weird limbo between the smallest plus sizes size and the biggest generic sizes size.

15. Half of you knows every body is a bikini body, and half of you is convinced that yours is not

You know that your body is worthy of wearing whatever you want to wear, but looking at yourself and seeing what society (and you) sometimes deem as unattractive can eat away at that knowledge.

16. But you also know self-love and confidence are key to beauty

Even if you have to fake it, you know that feeling confident is going to carry you pretty far.

17. Being in a bathing suit is a constant game of readjustment

Okay, I am sitting. Pull the bottoms up to cover as much as my stomach as possible and the back of the top down to cover any back rolls.

18. You've avoided the mirror after a shower before

You know that you are just going to lose all the comfort you felt in your body during the day when you see yourself, so sometimes it is best to just avoid it.

19. Ultimately, you know your beauty is not contingent on what you are wearing

The goal for everyone should be to get to a point where it doesn't matter if you're in a snowsuit, a bathing suit or a birthday suit... You can see your beauty no matter what and feel confident despite what you have on. It'll take time, but falling in love with the way you look is worth it.

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10 Easter Candies That Should Be Thrown In The Trash IMMEDIATELY

Marshmallows should not be considered a candy.


As a child, it was such an exciting feeling to wake up on Easter morning.

You would spend that morning near the entryway of your home, waiting for the famous Easter bunny to ring the doorbell or knock on the door. After hearing that anticipated sound at the door, you'd take off running as fast as your little legs would take you in an attempt to catch a glimpse of this lightning-fast animal that never seemed to fail you in the candy department.

Your disappointment from missing him was always immediately forgotten because of the giant basket that he left behind.

As an adult, I still get an Easter basket, and no matter how old I get, I'm still just as excited as I was when I was five.

Only these days, my taste buds are more developed, and just because it's loaded with sugar doesn't mean it's gonna cut it.

Below is a list of Easter candies that belong in the trash rather than in a basket.

1. Peeps


There is nothing worse than a Peep, and if you like them you're a psychopath.

2. Brach's Jellybeans

brach's jelly beans

Brach's jellybeans are the worst. They taste like cleaning supplies.

Starburst jellybeans are the move.

3. Robin Eggs

robin eggs

Points for festivity, but it still doesn't change the fact that they're gross.

4. Cadbury Creme Eggs

cadbury eggs

I honestly just can't get over the mess.

5. Jordan Almonds

jordan almonds

First of all, these shouldn't even be considered a candy. Second, good luck eating these without breaking a tooth.

6. Hollow Chocolate Bunnies

hollow chocolate bunny

A lot of people oppose solid bunnies because it's just "too much chocolate." In my opinion, there is no such thing as too much chocolate and these hollow bunnies just don't provide enough.

7. Ferrero Rocher

ferrero rocher

My sister likes these and I always gag when I see them poking out of her basket. Ferrero Rocher = TRASH.

8. Bunny Corn

bunny corn

Like candy corn, but with different colors — and it's just as bad in the spring as it was in the fall.

9. Russell Stover Marshmallow Eggs

marshmallow eggs

Again with the marshmallows?

10.  Edible Easter Grass

edible easter grass

I just wanna know who came up with this idea? Who let this happen? This is just not okay.

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