Get Ready for Summer Before It’s Too Late

The solstice will be here before you know it.

Sure, you’ve put those heavy sweaters in storage and shaken the cobwebs off that adorable spring wardrobe. (By the by, those floral prints look great on you.) Unfortunately, we have some bad news: Spring’s basically over already, and if you don’t get yourself in order before summertime, you’re going to look like a total ding-dong on the beach. Here are a few pointers to get you started.
  • MAKE A TAN PLAN

    What do you think, you’re going to plop yourself down in a chaise longue and just magically wind up with a perfectly bronzed bod? Get real. There are a ton of factors to consider: the angle of the sun, the SPF you’re using, who your basking buddy is… On second thought, maybe Abbi’s got it right. It’s probably best just to keep it simple.

  • FIND YOURSELF A SUMMER BOO, DUDE

    If you’re going to have a season full of fun and adventure, you’re going to want someone to share it with. In other words, get out there and find yourself some romance. Word to the wise, though: Don’t wait too long to introduce them to your friends.

  • TAKE SOME TIME OFF FROM WORK

    Nothing ruins a day at the beach faster than an urgent email from the office. So do yourself a favor and get those vacation days on the books as fast as you can. That way, you can enjoy the surf and the sand without Bill from accounting badgering you about those expenses. Deal with it yourself, Bill!

  • PUT TOGETHER YOUR NEW LOOK

    Whether you’ve had your eyes on a pair of new kicks or some flattering linen wear, now’s the time to put your excuses behind you and reinvent yourself a little. It doesn’t have to be a big, expensive to-do – just a little something that lets everyone else know that you’re ready for an impromptu cookout or a conga line. Take a cue from Lieutenant Dangle and don’t be afraid to show off your new threads.

  • GET YOUR SOCIAL CALENDAR IN ORDER

    Everyone’s going to want a piece of your time once the weather gets warmer. So figure out now who actually knows how to throw a party – and who thinks all they need to entertain guests is a bag of chips and some cheese dip. Oh, and if you get your venues mixed up, just act like you meant to show up to a pool party in a turtleneck.

GEICO