Everybody, Everybody, Get Cha Summer Glow On

By Jasmine Kelly

Summer is absolutely my favorite time of the year. Everyone is outside, it’s festival season, my skin tans, and the vibe is simply incomparable to other seasons. However, with such a wonderful season comes much anxiety. Unless you have been living under a rock, everyone is getting “summertime fine,” which means, working out. While that is fine and good for some, everyone does not want to work out and can actually initiate feelings of inadequacy in others if they are not hitting the gym. Don’t get me wrong; if you need to work out for health reasons, by all means, you should hit the gym but if you are fine with how you look, do not feel pressured. Which is why I am here. I am here to tell you how you can be summertime fine without hitting the gym in 5 different ways.

Black Maxi Dress 

Let me tell you if I don’t have anything else in my closet for summer, I do have a black maxi dress. I love black maxi dresses for summer because they are so versatile and sexy. They compliment every body type and you can dress them up or dress them down. Old Navy is usually my go-to place to purchase a maxi dress because they are most affordable there.

Summer Scent

Summer is not officially here unless you have a signature scent. Nothing gets me in the mood for the season better than a great fragrance. Naturally, I love florally and sweet scents. Pick a scent that makes you feel flirty and sexy.

Nail Polish

I know that the girls love white toes and white nails but let me tell you, it is more to life. I absolutely love a nice pedi and mani set for the summer. Choose a color that brings you joy and that you can already envision yourself wearing. Personally, I like crisp neutrals and pastels for the summer.


You absolutely must have a cute pair of sandals for the summer. A pair that is versatile and can go with everything. The best thing about sandals is that they are affordable and you can find cute ones anywhere. I love Steve Madden sandals but if you want to watch your coins, Target has great Steve Madden dupes.

Group of Friends

You didn’t think you were going to be cute all summer just to hang out with yourself right? No! Summer is not complete until you have the squad with you. Round up those you care about the most to enjoy festivals and other outings with you. Nothing makes you feel sexier than a group of affirming friends. Get ready to enjoy summer!

Jasmine Kelly is a contributing writer for the Pedestal Project, LLC. Jasmine is a higher education professional who believes in the powers of Black Twitter. You can follow her on Instagram @chicomydusty.

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