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Nikki's Gift Picks: A Summer of Color

Posted on Thursday, July 20

This summer, I am all about color! I am spending my summer traveling, spending time with family and friends, and preparing for the next big step in my life after college — my move to New York City.

When you're always on the go, it's important to have staple items that can take your entire look from casual days to fun nights. Since I have been coming and going so much this summer, I thought there would be no better way to chat about my summer list than to do it while packing for my next trip to the city.

Mansur Gavriel Mini Leather Backpack

The first thing I always pack is my small leather backpack. I wear it traditionally, on one shoulder, or hold the top handle for the perfect travel bag or as the chic accessory to my casual summer street style.

Tom Ford Lip Color

Next is pink lipstick. There is nothing more important to have in my beauty bag this summer than a lipstick that is just as bright and as fun as I am. A bright lipstick will make even the simplest outfits summer-worthy and allow me (and my lips) to stand out!

Becky - Gold Frame - Blue Mirror Lens

Right now, I can't seem to scroll through my Instagram feed without seeing colored-lens sunglasses in every picture. Whether they are on celebrities or my friends, I needed a pair, like yesterday.

Taylor Zip Continental Wallet

The final item in my backpack is a colorful wallet. Since my wardrobe can sometimes lack in the color department, the colorful accessories are my saviors. The color that I just can't get enough of in wallets is orange. There are lots of times I want to grab a quick coffee or salad, and I just go to grab my wallet — I need to see something that reminds me of this fun time of year.

Daria Oversized Denim Trucker Jacket

In my bag, I am always packing a few of the same pieces. This summer, it's all about the destroyed boyfriend jean jacket. A modern twist on one of the most classic wardrobe pieces, the boyfriend jacket is just oversized enough to add to any of my summer outfit picks. My personal obsession is wearing my jacket on my shoulders to give it a little bit of a chic, effortless look, and I am loving it!

Out From Under Plunging V Solid One-Piece Swimsuit

For my beach days, I am really into the one-piece bikini look. Everyone seems to be wearing them, and I have seen some really, really cool ones that I need to get my hands on. And for the days leading up to the beach, I am all about stocking up my workout wardrobe. Fitness style is all the rage right now and I don't always have time to change right after the gym, so cute workout clothes it is! Colorful workout clothes, that is.

Mandi Espadrille Sneaker

Finally, don't forget the shoes. Sneakers are super popular right now, and with all of the walking I have been doing, I needed a pair that was just as amazing as all of my other summer necessities. My gold espadrille platform sneakers may be the most amazing things I've ever put on my feet. They will complement any outfit perfectly, which means wherever I go, they are coming, too!

I am ready to travel and have lots of fun this summer, while standing out in my staple summer-colored accessories. Everyone loves the sunshine, so help them embrace it!