Shikiri Shares Her Summer Must-Haves

Shikir's summer must-haves

Summertime is a season to indulge in new routines, new beauty faves, new places, and of course new style trends. As the summer wraps up and Fall comes blasting in, it’s the perfect time to squeeze in last minute vacays and Labor Day trips. A travel buff herself, Shikiri Hightower-Gaskin is always inspired by the things she sees, smells, and hears during her travels. As she loves 90+ degree temperatures and the beach, summer is her favorite season. And for her favorite season certain items are a must to keep this California girl happy (often year-round). She shared what keeps her smiling and cool through the warm summer months in the Bay and beyond.

On travel…

My favorites places to vacation are Port Antonio, Jamaica, Koi Samui Thailand and the island of Lanai in Hawaii. I love bright colors and fun patterns. When I’m traveling I can’t live without pieces from my favorite designer Tracy Reese. I also have a deep love for Roberto Cavalli, Matthew Williamson and Catherine Malandrino.

On trends…

I love the spikes up top for summer travel (shown on Shikiri). I can wear it for nightlife and I recently wore it as a cover up over my bikini. It’ll be available on our new Kickstarter campaign as a rewards item for a $25 pledge. I also must have a versatile dress like the butterfly dress. You can wear it with flats for a sleek relaxed looked or in the evening add some heels and make it sexy.

I’m loving this summer’s trendy Asian-inspired prints as shown by the trend in EtroEmilio Pucci and Prada (pictured).

On classics…

For all season weather I love the China Royal long cashmere cardigan. In the cold months which are on the way it can be layered over a cashmere sweater or dress with a coat, and it’s also perfect for these last few summer nights with a cool chiffon maxi or cami.

On beauty…

I have three all time must have beauty products–Haute Face’s base face and Chanel’s Soleil Tan (pictured)in Sunkissed. The two products together give my face a perfect golden tan all year long. I also love Body Conscience’s Body Veil Dry Oil Mist in white orchard vanilla. The product is 100 percent natural and keeps my skin glowing and hydrated on hot days.

On accessories…

As far as accessories go I can’t live without is my hot husband, Bela. I don’t need an It bag with him on my arm–he always makes an outfit look smashing. But I do love my Havaianas and the China Royal wedge (both pictured). It comes in three summery shades of cream, nude and green.

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