6 Summer Essentials You Need in 2023 from HerStory

Written by: Tinsley Merrill



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The Summer Must-Haves You Can't Skip

It’s time to embrace the sun-kissed season and with the temperature rising, HerStory has the ultimate summer guide tailored to take on the summer heat in style. Whether you are in search of poolside apparel or a chic summer dress, we have essentials that will help you take on the warmth of the season. From skincare must haves to trendy fashion pieces, with our essential summer items your style will be elevated and you will be ready to soak up the sun in ultimate confidence.

1. Everyday Summer dress

As the warm golden rays of the sun cast down in the summer air, there's one fashion staple that effortlessly captures the essence of summer that you will not want to miss. The Fatema crochet-trimmed dress in Aperol by Miguelina is the epitome of elegance and comfort. When it comes to summer dresses, it’s all about achieving the right dress that is both elegant and playful. With the summer breeze flowing the maxi dress gently swaying offers a lightweight breathable cotton that will allow you to feel cool and confident even on the hottest of days. The Fatema dress is also perfect for any travels you may have approaching this summer. Designer Miguelina Gambaccini captures functionality and fashion in her luxury apparel she created that is dedicated to travel.

Fatema crochet-trimmed dress in Aperol by Miguelina

The Fatema Crochet-trimmed dress by Miguelina is 100% cotton and 100% embroidery made in South America. The dress features a pure white hue that is custom-designed. The sides of the dress feature side seam pockets and both sides have self-tie straps that make it easy to adjust the length. The crochet trimmed dress is perfect for a summer day or evening with a removable sash belt and removable buckle belt. The feminine tiers and hand-designed crochet falcons and flowers will leave you feeling flirtatious and ready to breeze into the summer heat.

orange crocheted maxi dress

2. Sustainable Swimwear

Dive into summer bliss with our help in finding the perfect swimmie for the hot season. Sunny days and poolside lounging are upon us and there’s no better place to find a poolside fit than from HerStory. The perfect swimsuit can help you make a splash into summer and with our help we can share our favorite picks of the season. Embrace the florals! With eye-catching patterns such as this one, you can express your personal style with a playful and unique look. The Dominica top and Martinique bottoms by Cousin the Label are a summer essential that will have you ready to play in the sun!

Cooper Top by Cousin the Label

What better way to dip into the ocean or lounge by the pool this summer is there other than in our chic swimsuit set by Cousin the Label. The Ragged Bottom gives the classic bikini bottom a flirty update with its delicate ruched strap detail. It's designed to flatter with moderate back coverage and an elongating cut at the leg. It makes for the perfect bikini for any adventure. With ruched straps and a back clasp to fasten on the top, the swimsuit set is the ultimate swimsuit of the summer and is excellent for tanning weather. Take a risk and express your style this summer in our favorite bikini set! Cousin the Label focuses on feminine, comfortable and fun swim resort styles that are ready for adventure. Get ready to create unforgettable memories in our favorite summer bikini set wherever you may be headed.

Bright yellow pant in a vibrant citrine shade and comes in a yellow set

3. Waterproof Espadrilles

It’s time to slip into a summer essential that offers both comfort and style. The well crafted Seastar beachwear cabana slide is the perfect shoe for a beachside stroll or even just exploring new destinations this summer. It is the perfect touch for an effortless chic look that will ensure you step into summer bliss the right way. The Seastar beach wear cabana slide is the ultimate water shoe that combines fashion and function. Founder Libby Fitzgerald perfected and created the ultimate water shoe that offers comfort and style no matter the occasion.

Cabana Slides


The Seastar beachwear cabana slide made in Asia features a neoprene strap with a cushioned rubber sole. Transporting you to wherever you may be headed, the waterproof slides offer maximum comfort that will leave you not wanting to take them off.

waterproof espadrille in white
4. Antioxidant Sunscreen

With the sun rays shining down on you this summer, it is important that we ladies take care of our skin. The Antedodum sunscreen is the perfect lightweight summer essential that you will not want to miss. It is the perfect antidote to aging skin that was cultivated by founder and CEO, Karina Perez Marconi. The sunscreen is packed with plant-powered products that are both holistic and efficacious that will leave you glowing. Not only is the Antedodum sunscreen clean of any chemicals, but it takes less than three steps which is a game changer for all the busy on the go girls.

Essential Daily Sunscreen

The Antedodum sunscreen features a grab-and-go daily hydrating sunscreen that protects from sun damage, premature signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, and replinishes the surface of your skin. Included is an additional invisible sunscreen finish that doesn’t over-shine the face or clog pores. The healthy and balanced sunscreen works with all skin tones and will leave you glowing.

Versatile white top with bows
5. Embroidered Sun Hat by Corazón Playero

Exclusive Hamptons Hat by Corazon Playero

Elevate your summer look with “wearable art.” The Corazon Playero hat is the perfect way to protect against the sun while still maintaining a swanky summer appearance. Hit the pool, the beach, or even day out on the town the Corazon Playero hat that will transcend your summer fashion. Custom designed by artisans in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, these hats are more than just accessories. The meaning behind “Corazón Playero” is beach heart. Not only will your hat add style to your outfit, but it also comes with a story


The Exclusive Hamptons Hat has a wide brim than the standard Corazon Playero styles. This wider brim helps to block the sun from your face and protect your skin all summer long. 

6. Waterproof Nipple Covers

Premium Nipple Covers

These waterproof nipple covers are a summer outfit staple. Perkies nipple petals are matte nipple covers with silicone adhesive backing (reusable). These reusable nipple covers can be worn with or without a bra and can be worn under a bathing suit. They come in 3 different skin tone colors and can be washed to regenerate the adhesive.

Versatile white top with bows

Summer Style That Tells a Story

As you take on the rest of your summer on your many adventures, take with you a piece of HerStory on your adventure. From breezy summer dresses to the versatile swimsuits, embrace each vacation with a unique sense of style. Transform your summer evenings and days with our summer essentials that radiate beauty to the world. When you shop from HerStory you are supporting women-led brands all over the globe. At HerStory we believe that a product should tell a story and a story can transform a community. Shop summer essentials on HerStory!