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It’s survival of the coolest around here. The humidity Hunger Games, if you will. Yes, we are talking about summer in Dallas. And while most flee to somewhere with a breeze (at least for a weekend), you must prep with a few summer staples to get you through the heat.

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Shower Cap

Before you roll your eyes, feast them on this reimagined looker from Shhhowercap. It’s the perfect way to preserve your blowout when you need to rinse off the sweat of the day.


Signature Scent

Switching things up can be surprisingly refreshing despite the intense heat. Might we suggest Heretic’s Dirty Ginger by Douglas Little? Think ginger, lime and black pepper. Intrigued? Pick it up at Forty Five Ten.

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Legit Sunscreen

We need something that is going to last all day, whether we are headed to work, an outdoor happy hour or a weekend at the pool. We are really diggin’ the City Sunscreen Serum by Texas-based Supergoop! It is infused with vitamins and makes your skin feel super hydrated without leaving you stinky and sticky.

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Chafe Shield

Girl, we’ve totally been there. And we’ve got you. Try this friction-fighting product that is seriously a lifesaver.

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Go-To Rosé

We’ve already rounded up our favorite affordable finds. Find the one that works for you and stock the fridge pronto. You never know when an impromptu alfresco fete will arise.

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Dryer Sheets

Turns out these bad boys (which you probably already have a stack of in the laundry room) totally fend off pesky mosquitos. Simply stick one in your pocket with them and enjoy your new bite-free bod.

Low-Maintenance Haircut and Color

Buh-bye, “big hair, don’t care.” It’s true. The “I woke up like this” effortless look is totally in,and the team at Charlie + Co. (now in Dallas and Fort Worth) is trained to give you a low-maintenance look that is seamless, sexy and timelessly chic. Want to splurge? Lock down an appointment with the ultimate tress tamer and salon owner, Charlie Price.

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Killer Sunnies (That Won’t Break the Bank)

Because when they fall into Lake Lewisville during a happy-hour boat cruise, you won’t shed a tear. These divas are both affordable and fabulous.

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One Lagree

An Indoor Workout Routine

Sometimes you just can’t with the heat, but you still need to get in a good workout. Try Dallas’snewest obsession One Lagree (in the Turtle Creek Village shopping center), which combines low-impact strength training with cardio and balance to leave you with a strong, sexy bod. P.S.:Rookie mistake = calling it Pilates.

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A Quality Lounger

Two words. Fatboy. Lamzac. Aka the most comfortable portable lounger ever. It fits in a small bag and is the perfect, portable pop-up for enjoying a book by White Rock Lake or taking in the scene at Klyde Warren Park. We just won summer.

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