Memorial Day Weekend Must- Haves

Everything You Need to Make This Memorial Day Weekend Memorable

Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off of summer.  Pools open up and along with them the season’s first pool parties are hosted. Bags are packed and hauled along for long weekend getaways. Grills get fired up and burger and BBQ fans ignite with delight. If summer is your favorite season, Memorial Day weekend might as well be your favorite holiday.

To prepare for the upcoming summer celebrations we’ve rounded up all your Memorial Day weekend must-haves. From chic new swimsuits to recipes you’ll want to bring to your festive feast we’ve got you covered. Read on to see what we’ve selected for the season!

1. Chic New Swimsuit

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1. Crop Top & Bikini Bottom
This sporty look is fun and functional. The top not only keeps your girls in place when you ride the waves it can also be paired with a maxi skirt and be worn to a post poolside happy hour.

2. Bandeau Top & High Waist Bottoms
Retro glam is making a come back. These floral high-waisted bottoms  paired with a sweet bandeau top pay the perfect nod to beach fashions of years gone by.

3. Reversable Top & Bright Bottoms
Neons are hot this summer and this suit brings you a bold combo that will get you plenty of approving head nods. The top is reversible so you can mix up your from one beach day to the next.

2. Rockin’ Summer Playlist

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1. Summer Cruisin
If today’s top 40 is your jam this playlist is for you. It mixes the best of Beyonce and Lorde with your other radio favorites.

2. Summer Party 2014
If summer = all day dance parties this mix is for you. Poppy tunes are interwoven with EDM remixes that will keep you boppin from sun up to sundown.

3. Coachella 2014 
What’s summer without music festivals? This playlist brings you the hottest acts from this year’s Coachella set list.

3. Sunny Accessories

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1. Beach Tote
Whether you’re hitting the pool, the beach, or just your backyard a great summer tote is in order. This bright patterned one will hold your towel, summer read, and sunnies while adding the perfect pop of color to your look.

2. Sandals
When the sun comes out the sandals come out. This pair has a bit of cushion and a small heel to keep your soles from getting sore while the brown leather/ gold metallic combo keep the look classy.

3. Cover up
This bright tunic will keep you styled on your way to and from all those pool parties that are filling your calendar. It’s light enough to wear over your suit but can easily be paired with bottoms to take you from day to night.

4. Shades
Protect those peepers with a great pair of shades. These RayBans are a classic style with a colorful twist.

4. Backyard BBQ-Worthy Recipes

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1. Watermelon and Manchengo Stack
Memorial Day weekend is traditionally celebrated with a grill outs and backyard BBQs. This fresh take on a summer salad is the perfect sweet and savory dish to bring to the party.

2. Grilled Fruit Skewers
These skewers filled with fresh summer fruit give the perfect desert for a hot night– naturally sweet and bikini friendly.

3. Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Beat the heat with this fruity bear cocktail blend. It brings together your favorite summer mixers into one delicious drink.

5. Summer Inspired Mani/Pedi

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1. French (with a) Twist
This look takes the classic French mani and kicks it up a notch with neon colored tips. It’s a great way to keep things classic while getting into the summer swing.

2. Orange Crush
A monotone mani/pedi will never go out of style. Keep yours summer worthy with a citrus hue like this one from OPI.

3. Sweet Tips
When you really want to wow, go for a graphic design like this one featuring ice cream cone dipped tips. Now, if only they tasted as good as they look…


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