How to Make Your Summer Insta 💯

We’ve all been there, sitting inside on a beautiful day just scrolling through instagram — that’s when it hits. A nice post of a fun event… pools, pretty drinks, colorful fruit, cute floaties, the instenvy hits and you wish you could be there too. Don’t worry you guys!!! We’ve got a list of products that will get you prepped for summer + make your insta look 💯. (warning: some of these are a bit extra)

What To Wear:

Heart Eyes

These heart shaped sunglasses will make all of your summer selfies that much cuter. We can’t promise that it’ll earn you more likes, but we’re pretty confident in it.

Perfectly Pink

Finding the perfect swimmie is like hitting a gold mine during the summer, and here’s one of our picks. This Walmart find has a sweet scalloped neck, so take advantage of the one piece trend going on and grab one of these.

Drunk Elephant (for when you’ve had a little too much sun)

Most sunscreens on the market today contain chemical fillers that can cross the skin barrier and become absorbed into the body. Because of this, Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer is made without any chemical sunscreens and instead uses the naturally-derived alternative, zinc oxide. It’s also an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

Floppy Hat

This embroidered floppy hat is honestly perfect and is, wait for it, UNDER $20! I can’t make this stuff up, people. Head out for some sun, but keep your face hidden with this guy so you don’t get the ever dreaded wrinkles when you’re older.

Boho Beach Bag

This boho beach bag is perfect for toting your poolside essentials this summer and will look as Insta-worthy as ever next to your chaise.

Matte Lips

Sphynx by Katy Perry is the perfect matte, nude, lipstick for you to wear during the summer to look like you aren’t trying one bit, but your lips are still perfection.

Mermaid Swim Team

What girl hasn’t wanted to be a mermaid at some point in her life? This “Mermaid Swim Team” tank top/swimsuit coverup is comfy, cute, and 100% Insta-Worthy. Bonus points go to those who get their squad to buy the same top and pose for a group pic by the pool.

High Waisted Two Piece

If your feed is like mine, you’ve seen a million high waisted bikinis, especially from Kortni Jeane (her suits are adorable). BUT, this high waisted two piece is going straight in my cart at WALMART.COM, I can hardly believe they created such a wonder. High neck swimsuit + high waisted bottoms = heart eyes

Beach Towel 2.0

I’ve been swooning over these round beach towels since I first saw them in store, and they are perfect for an Insta-worthy spread! They come in 6 color/pattern combos, so you’re sure to find one that fits the rest of your summer aesthetic.

Show You’re Sporty

Kind of. It’s a flamingo on a baseball hat. But, it still counts and mostly it’s just adorable!! Throw this bad boy on when you don’t feel like washing your hair, done and done.

What To Eat (+ Drink):

Bright + Vibrant Smoothie Bowls

Summer is the best time for fruits and veggies, so what better way to put them to use, than a bright smoothie bowl for breakfast? Here are 15 great smoothie bowl recipes to start your new fave meal – but get creative, make use of whatever fruit you have on hand!

Frozen Lemonade Bar

What could beat the heat more than an icy, frozen lemonade? Build your own bars are easy to set up and these will look perfect in a tall frosted mason jar.

(Soft) Serve up a little fun at your next Summer BBQ

You can’t spell ‘summer’ without ‘ice cream’! This cute little soft serve ice cream maker is guaranteed to be a hit. Not only does it make everyone’s favorite dessert, but it has three built-in condiment dispensers that send sprinkles, cookies or chocolate chips down the chute and right into your bowl or cone.

Mule Madness

Who doesn’t love the perfect Moscow Mule? Get yourself a set of these cuties for the summer and throw the perfect little backyard bbq. Snap a pic of the “Cheers,” and call it perfection. 

P.S. This blog shows off 11 mule varieties to make in these mugs

How To Decorate:

Straws Fit for a Queen

These gold foil paper straws will make your pics of your summer cocktails POP! Honestly, I just love any excuse to incorporate more gold into my life.

Patio Perfection

You’ve seen these lights at a million restaurants, I’m sure. But grabbing a strand for your patio gives an outdoor meal during the summer a leg up. They set the mood with soft light, and the Edison bulb is a fun twist on the typical string lights.

Simple Starter Set

If you’re going to get the perfect pic of your dinner – you need the perfect plates. These simple white plates will highlight your colorful fruit + perfectly grilled veggies.

Target Does It For You

Decorating not quite your thing? Target put together patio collections, all so you don’t have to learn how to be a designer. Grab bits and pieces, go for the whole thing, or just pick up one item to make your patio look perfect.

What To Do:


How To Throw A Portable Hot Tub Party

This only has one step tbh, buy this portable hot tub. This can pop up at the lake, a campsite, a backyard… ANYWHERE. Fill with water and people and you will be loved.


All caps may feel excessive, but I strongly disagree. We’re talking floating ping pong people!

Unicorn Floatie

Remember the giant unicorn floaties from last summer? You’d scroll through celebs posts and they’d all be laying out on the biggest unicorn you’ve ever seen. This year they’re available at Sam’s Club for 1/4 the price what they used to be! They can fit two people on them, so grab a bestie and get to floating. (Just picture this without the kids, and PLUS a nice, icy cold drink.)

Emoji Everything

With this 16-pack of emoji beach balls, the possibilities for photo-ops are endless! You can lay in a pool full, but we think these are best shared with girlfriends, so grab your gang and take a pic.

Dreamy Fire Pit Nights

Any fun summer night naturally ends with a fire pit. This is the one to use. You can take the lid off and see the flames, or leave it on and have the perfect lighting for any pic.

Calling All Newly Engaged

How cute, right?! I mean, yeah, it’s a little extra, but come on – you just got engaged! You do you, girl.