The temperatures are rising and things are about to finally get hot in the District 🔥🔥🔥
It's time to store away your coats and sweaters and make space for summer essentials 2016 👙 👒 👕 🕶
To help you survive the summer in fashion here are a few of AU's own and their essentials or favourites for the season.
Laid Back Sexy
"I use this for a more natural and matte look"
"I love this scent because of how strong it is without being overwhelming."
"You should always be prepared for summer with condoms, I personally like brightly coloured Durex condoms for the season."
"Music is arguably one of the most important part of summer and you gotta have high quality speakers to play good music"
George's Recommended Summer Jam:
"A subtle colour with a nice fabric is going to be so cool for the summer.
People are trying to show these big trousers and wide pants on men, I still like a fitted pant and they look great with loafers."
"I wore them last summer, I’ll still wear them this summer. You can get them in many different colours. I just think that the safari, tan colour is really cool"
"I think floral print is really stupid unless it's the summer.
I don't like a lot of floral print, wearing a print shirt is personally too much for me. However, I think every man should own a navy blue crisp suit that he can wear any time of the year. That floral tie with the navy blue suit peeerfect for the summer"
"In the summer you should take that time to do something for yourself and I think every guy could use a nice relaxing bath. There's no better way to enjoy a bath than with a bath bomb!"
"Per ussh (usual) this summer is going to be about nice white wines. The Yellow Tail Moscato is nothing near a nice white wine, but the point is guys should know something about wine heading towards summer. No matter who you’re trying to impress, whether it’s a love interest or a group of friends knowing your wine means something."
"So if you're an idiot and order a deep red, like a merlot or something you're going to sound stupid.
Don't only dress to impress, but also order to impress.
"If I had to recommend a bracelet it would be knit, a few strings around your wrist or something leather would be cool, like brown or black leather would be cool even for a summer wrist piece"
"I have a friend who owns a clothing company called J.Riley and they make cool knitted bracelets with an anchor on them which is perfect for the summer!"
"I added a flip flop, but it’s not just any flip flop. People can do flip flops so badly and it can look so f*** tacky. Shoes matter, you can't complete your outfit and think that what ever shoes you have aren't going to matter. Your shoes should tie the outfit together.
I bought these from Boca Grande, Florida. The cross strap is knit which is really cool and adds extra dimension so you have something to wear besides Sperry's."
"I have hair that tends to just flop over, but my hair right now is defying gravity and thats because of this product.
I've had bad experiences with chemical based hair products in the past, they either make my hair dry, greasy or fall out. There's always a lot going on, so I use Dirty by Lush. It's all organic and non-chemical based, using a little bit of it beefs up your hair and adds volume."
Will's take on the popular American Crew styling products
"I don't like it, my past experience with brand based products like Crew is that they’re very waxy and very thick so even if I wasnt concerened about the chemicals, I dont like how it makes my hair feel hard."
"The top is super tight and simple so I chose this floral skirt to make the outfit stand out. I love wearing skirts because i don’t feel constrained like I do in pants."
Top: Free People
"I was inspired to get this top and ripped shorts because of my love of Coachella!! Super fun outfit that won’t give you awkward tan lines where you out all day in the hot sun.
Top: Urban Outfitters
Bottom: Urban Outfitters
"I’m oily so using a primer in the hot humid summer months really helps my makeup stay on. I use a pore filling primer in my T zone to help me mattify and shrink the appearance large pores. If you’re dry I would recommend using a hydrating primer such as the Too Faced - Hangover Rx."
"Summer is all about less is more, I don’t like wearing heavy makeup in the heat. I love powder foundation - it barely feels like theres anything on your skin! My favourite one is the bare minerals original foundation because it still has good medium coverage to cover imperfections. It has a dewy natural finish with SPF 15 to protect you from the sun"
"I love being bronze all year around but theres no such thing as being too bronzed over the Summer. My favourite way to get a bronzed look is to apply a cream bronzer (SOLEIL TAN DE CHANEL BRONZING MAKEUP BASE) and then apply an either Matte Bronzer for a sculpted contour look such as the Too Faced Soleil matte bronzer OR a NARS laguna bronzing powder with a shimmer finish to get a sun kissed healthy looking glow."
"I think blush is so cute in the summer months. it makes you look more tan. I recommend investing in a blush palette- TARTE has some of the greatest blushes with high pigmentation. I love a pinky-peach blush for the summer to get that radiant glow"
"This year has all been about getting that glow. I think the prettiest look is being super bronze and glowy. To get the max glow I like to put a liquid or cream highlight like the Loreal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow and layer it with a powdered highlight like the Glow Kits from Anastasia of Beverly hills."
"Being super flashy is a fun way to look flirty and fun over the carefree summer. I love Benefit Roller Lash to get super long and curled lashes and the Better than Sex for a really volumized lash - or be like me and be super extra and layer them both!"
lip stains and lip gloss are super fun way to add in some extra colour!
"THIS STEP IS SO IMPORTANT TO ALL LADIES AND GENTS! the best way to make sure your makeup stays on all day is to use a setting spray. It keeps your makeup in place all day and sets your face so you don’t look powdery. I love Mario Badescu the aloe and rosewater refresh your face and smells so good."
PASTELS & NEUTRALS
“A day on the beach in the En Fuegos is well accompanied by a double tequila.”
"Summer isn't always 100% relaxation. When things turn formal I like my bright blue ties which complement my eyes. Neck or bow really just depends on my mood."
"The half rim wayfarers are a simple choice but I usually go with silver aviators because they give me a sense of disassociation from my surroundings... "
"I alternate between crews depending on humidity, for high humidity I use the forming cream because it has a higher hold and it keeps my hair looking extra matte despite the moisture"
"Well, needless to say, as zippo always comes in handy"