The sun is out. The heatwave is on. The long days of summer are finally here and it’s time to kick back, relax and look for ways to enjoy it. We all know it won’t last for long.
Here at Agloe we proudly support the idea of treating yourself this season with our #SpoilYourselfSummer campaign and we’ve come up with 5 tips to help you make the most of the glorious sunny rays.
1. Feed Your Brain With A Book
Ditch your screen (well, at least put it to one side) and indulge in a summer page-turner instead. You don’t need to be on a sun lounger to do it. Why not hit a deck chair in your local park for a lunchtime treat? Reading has been shown to reduce stress, stimulate your brain, improve memory and expand vocabulary. All good reasons to give it a go, we think. Pick from one of the 32 recommended good reads here.
2. Indulge In Beauty Rituals
The heat can play havoc with an established beauty routine; foundation can be too heavy, hair colours can fade and breakouts can happen overnight. Experts recommend lightening foundation and adding in one that has a SPF. Say goodbye to breakouts by regularly exfoliating and swap your lip gloss for a lip balm. If your vibrant hair colour is starting to fade, make sure your shampoo is for colour-treated hair and contains UV-absorbing filters. It’ll guarantee a glowing, flowing mane all summer long.
3. Get Back To Nature
Being outside, enjoying the long summer days, has to be one of the highlights of the season. Spending time in forests, hiking over mountains or just lounging in the back garden can all benefit mind, body and soul. In fact, if you’re suffering from anxiety, depression or mental fatigue, a good stomp can help lift your mood. It can even make you more creative. What better reasons do you need to head outdoors?
4. Style Up To Cool Down
A new summer wardrobe needs some careful planning, especially if you want to keep up with the latest trends. Thankfully, the catwalks have showcased a huge array of options. Both Crayola colours and pastel shades are in. The 80s have returned (again) and Palm Beach glamour will certainly make you stand out from the crowd. If you’re hoping for something a little more low-key, think jumpsuits. Available in short and long versions, how much will you dare to bare?
5. Make A Statement With Your Jewellery
We all have a ring, a necklace or a pair of earrings that really lift an outfit. That can make us stand out from the crowd. Thankfully, updating jewellery can be far more achievable than investing in say a new pair of shoes. We’re taking influence from Chloe SS18 whose nature-themed jewellery rocked the catwalk.
For more information on buying beautiful handmade accessories and how you can #SpoilYourselfSummer, visit www.agloe.co.uk