As summer rolls in, soon-to-be brides across the world will begin going on their bachelorette excursions. And whether you’re traveling to a far-away destination or having fun stay-cation in your city, you’ve got to prepare! Summer bachelorette trips are one the major highlights of a bride’s journey to the altar and for good reason. This is your final trip as a single gal in the group!
We’ve gathered our top summer bachelorette must-haves for your girls trips and these picks are all the essentials you’ll need to have the best, last vaca as a single lady.
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1) Hanifa “Iggy” Mini Dress
This Hanifa mini dress comes in the most chic olive color and the perfect length for a hot dinner out in the setting sun with your girls. Featuring a crochet fabric with a ruffled hem for some added flair, this dress is sure to stun on every body type.
Image by Hanifa.
2) Iconic London Kissed By the Sun Multi-Use Blush & Bronzer
This gorgeous, pink-hued blush and bronzer by Iconic London is a Brown Skin Girl’s dream! Due its multi-use make up, this duo can serve as both a blush and bronzer. With its golden sheen and shimmer finish, this bronzer perfectly highlights all skin tones.
Image by Iconic London.
3) The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama
Every trip to the beach needs a good summer read. And who better to glean from while you tan out by the sun than our Forever FLOTUS, Mrs. Michelle Obama? Filled with inspiration perfect for you to be inspired by as you walk into this new role as a wife, the page-turner is a great summer reading pick.
Image by Barnes & Noble.
4) Pattern Beauty Curl Definition Set for Natural Hair
For the bride-to-be’s rocking their natural tresses on their summer bachelorette trip, this curl definition set by Tracee Ellis Ross’ Pattern Beauty is the hair essentials you need. While your curls sit under the hot sun, this 3-product pack includes a Curl Mousse, Palo Santo Leave-In Conditioner, and a Hydration Mist contains great ingredients like Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, and Aloe Leaf Extract to nourish your mane as you bask in the sunny weather.
Image by Pattern Beauty.
5) Shani Darden Skin Care Triple Acid Signature Peel
Every bride is going for that radiant, glowing skin in preparation for their big day and celebrity esthetician Shani Darden has formulated her famous Triple Acid Signature Peel into a mild formula that you can do on yourself at your leisure to create a luminous canvas. A two-step system, the product also includes a neutralizing mask to refine your pores and deep clean after you’ve been resurfaced and brightened by the peel. Apply this mask once during your vacation week and watch the glow come through!
Image by Shani Darden.
6) Bottega Veneta Sardine Top Handle Bag in “Chalk”
Bottega bags have been having a major moment in the trend space and this hand knotted, leather bag is the perfect summer bachelorette vibe! Cream in color to match the bridal aesthetic, the bag’s modern, metallic gold handle is chic and fashion-forward, making it the perfect piece to complete a day or evening look.
Image by Bottega Veneta.
7) Bèis “The Carry-On Roller” in Beige
Béis has mastered the art of crafting innovative and effective luggage pieces that can withhold all of your belongings while still remaining chic in design. This 21” carry-on roller has 360* smooth-rolling wheels will make it a breeze for you to make your way through the airport. The interior also has the ability to expand an extra two inches, just in case you shop a little too much on your trip!
Image by Bèis.
8) Elisa Johnson Co. “Jane” Aviators in Tortoise
To block the sun (and maybe some shade!), a great pair of sunglasses is needed. These “Jane” aviators by Elisa Johnson Co. resort wear worthy. Tortoise is always a chic choice and purple lens add a pop of summer color as well as amplifies the level of cool.
Image by Elisa Johnson Co.
9) Black Girl Sunscreen “Make It Glow” SPF 30
Don’t believe the myth that Black Women don’t need sunscreen! As much fun as you have in the beaming heat on your girl’s trip, it’s important to put intention into protecting your skin. Black Girl Sunscreen’s Make It Glow SPF 30 is a sunscreen spray that leaves a layer of sun protection against UVA and UVB rays. Apply this everyday before you make your way out to your daily activities to ensure you keep that melanin glowing and healthy.
Image by Black Girl Sunscreen.
10) SKIMS Metallic Swim Halter Monokini
There’s nothing like serving looks and body and this SKIMS Metallic Swim Halter Monokini will help you do just that. In their bronzed hue called “Penny”, the cutouts on the side and plunging neckline are sexy and empowering for you to embrace your body and show off your curves.
Image by SKIMS.
11) Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’62 Bum Bum Hair & Body Fragrance Mist
Featuring sweet and spicy notes of salted caramel, pistachio and vanilla this Sol de Janeiro isn’t just a fragrance for your body but for your hair too. So don’t forget to pick up this perfect scent to radiate your bridal aura.
Image by Sol de Janeiro.
12) Veuve Clicquot Rosé with Ice Jacket
What’s better than a little rosé toast with your girls to celebrate your journey into becoming a wife? This Veuve Clicquot Rosé expresses aromas of strawberry and a fresh taste with an ice jacket to keep it nice and chilled. To commemorate such a memorable trip, grab a bottle and toast to the good life!
Image by Veuve Clicquot.
Written by Writer Kennedi LéShea.