Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
woman in hat, sunglasses and pink sundress

8 Essential Items Women over 40 Must Have for Summer

8 Essential items women over 40 must have for summer

Summer is here and quarantine is lifting!  That means it’s time to go shopping!  I recently did just that and want to share with you the 8 essential items women over 40 must have for Summer.  This list contains some of my favorite beauty products and trending Summer styles, and I get no commission for my recommendations. I hope you like it!

1. Kevin.Murphy Hair Products

Kevin Murphy Hair Products

When I hit menopause, I started losing my hair and had almost given up on my once-pretty locks. My hair was dull, thin, and lifeless, except for the frizz that I couldn’t tame.  The Young.Again products by Kevin.Murphy changed my life!  

I use the Young.Again.Wash and Young.Again.Rinse every day, as well as the Young.Again.Masque once per week.  After using these products for several months, my hair has grown back fuller and stronger and feels almost like it did in my early forties.   

But the real game-changer for me has been the Ever.Smooth spray, which is activated by the heat of my blow dryer.  The Ever.Smooth spray protects my hair from heat and gives me the smoothest finish I’ve ever had outside the salon!  Since using Ever.Smooth, I’ve not had one frizzy day! It’s truly the best product I’ve ever used and a must-have if you’re going to the beach or hanging out in tropical humidity!  That’s why it’s on my list of essential items women over 40 must have for Summer!

2. Flowy Sun Dresses

Woman wearing pink sundress, pink purse and wide-brim hat with flatform sandals.

Who doesn’t like to feel pretty in pink? I bought this feminine, flowy sundress on Amazon from BerryGo.  I love to wear mid- to maxi-length dresses in the Summer.  They are cool and comfortable and no tan on the legs required!  Top them with a little denim jacket when the nights get cool to complete the look.

3. St. Tropez Self-Tanner

St.-Tropez Self-Tanner Starter Kit

I’m very fair-skinned and have struggled to look tan practically my whole life!  Of course, now all I need is a good photo filter app to have that sun-kissed glow in photos.  But occasionally, I like to look less ghostly white in person without the damaging UV Rays that further age my skin.  Enter the St. Tropez self- tanner.  My daughter has used it for a few years now and swears by it.  So, I thought I would give it a try!  I bought the starter kit in case I didn’t like it. And guess what, it worked!  My legs are less white (still not tan by normal standards) and the tanner doesn’t smell!  I’m not going to lie.  You can probably get a similar tan with Jergen’s for less, but it’s really nice to not smell like self-tanner!

4. Boho Jewelry

Leather cuff bracelet with pearls and feathers and stacked necklace.

This Summer, no outfit is complete without boho jewelry!  I love how these stacked necklaces go with my plunging neckline.  And this bracelet is both rugged and feminine with its leather and pearl combination.  The best thing about costume jewelry is that you can stay on trend without investing a bunch in a look that will be gone next season.

5. Supergoop Anti-Aging Eye Cream with Oat Peptide SPF 37

I’ve been doing a lot of research around the best anti-aging eye creams, and this one comes up consistently in the top two.  There’s a reason for that!  Not only does it have SPF protection, but its natural oat peptides stimulate collagen production and hydrate your skin to make it more firm! As an added bonus, it has minerals that reduce the appearance of dark circles too!  I’ve really noticed a difference in my under-eye wrinkles since I’ve been using it!  It now has a place in my heart and a top spot on my list of 8 essential items women over 40 must have for Summer!

 

 

5. Wide-Brim Sunhats

Floppy straw sun hats are huge this Summer!  And they offer great sun protection for those of us who want to protect our faces from the aging properties of the sun’s harmful UV rays.  I just love this hat by Furtak with my new flowy sundresses! And you can find a straw sunhat anywhere – Target, Amazon, Walmart, literally anywhere!

7. Straw Handbags

Straw handbags are so on-trend this  Summer, and they are affordable too!  I love this handbag that I can either take downtown or to the beach!  It is pretty and feminine, and like the boho jewelry, it allows you to stay on-trend without breaking the bank!

 

8. Flatform Sandals

These sandals are everywhere this Summer, and I know why!  They are so comfortable!  No need to wear high heels when these sandals can make any Summer outfit look chic! They are perfect for the backyard, a shopping mall, or lunch with the girls!

 

Of course, there are many more things that I would love to buy for Summer, tie-waist shorts, tank tops, a killer serum, and body lotion, to name a few.  What do you consider to be the essential items women over 40 must have for Summer?  Leave a comment and let me know!

You May Also Like

woman who looks younger without surgery or injectables

9 Ways to Look Younger Without Surgery or Injectables

Photo by Shutterstock Although Botox, fillers and surgery are effective ways to look younger, surgery and injectables aren’t for everyone. There are a variety of other less expensive and natural ways to look younger without surgery or injectables breaking the skin or the bank. First, let’s talk about what causes our skin to age prematurely.

Read More »
woman on exam table with doctor

Cancer in My Thirties Changed My Life

Photo by Shutterstock Cancer in my thirties was not my master plan. When I was young, I assumed I would live forever, or at least until I was old and ready to say goodbye. I would relax into retirement bliss with my husband at my side, enjoying the bounty of the nest egg that we

Read More »
Woman performing basic crunch exercise

Five Best Ab Exercises for Women over 50

These five best ab exercises for women over 50 will help you deal with one of the most unwelcome side effects of perimenopause and menopause – belly fat. According to webmd.com, when estrogen levels drop, our body fat leaves our hips, thighs and butt and heads for our bellies. Seemingly overnight, the muffin top appears, and we go from wearing

Read More »
beach with flamingo beach toy

Summer Faves | 10 Things I Love this Summer!

Photo by Kong Jun on Unsplash I have so many summer faves, it’s hard to pick which ones to share. Summer has always been my favorite time of year! When I was a little girl, I loved the smell of Coppertone suntan oil, long days, and the delicious juiciness of fresh tomatoes from the garden.

Read More »
Woman with short hair dressed in yellow sundress with heart sunglasses and yellow fringe earrings holding yellow flower.

July Amazon Fashion Haul | Jewelry and Accessories

This July Amazon fashion haul for jewelry and fashion accessories has some of the cutest styles and trends this season!  From floppy hats to statement jewelry and bucket bags, these looks will turn heads as you head to the beach or a nice outdoor lunch or dinner with your sweetheart! And all these items are

Read More »
woman sitting on cliff

Should You Stay or Go? Ask These Six Questions

Deciding whether you should stay or go from a marriage can be excruciatingly difficult. Our fear of the unknown, coupled with guilt and feelings of failure often trumps rational decision making.  Before I decided to leave my second marriage, I read countless books and blog posts, hoping for a clear sign that divorce was either

Read More »

11 thoughts on “8 Essential Items Women over 40 Must Have for Summer”

  1. I’ll have to give the Kevin Murphy hair smoothing spray a try as I’m always looking for recommendations on hair products. Great choices for summer.

    Nancy

  2. I need the self tanner as I moved to Park City, Utah at 7,000 feet. The sun burns here and a quality self tanner will make a difference. Thanks for all the tips – love your picks!

    Nancy

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top
Michele Linton Leather Jacket

Subscribe today and receive all the latest posts from Hot Flash and Sass delivered straight to your inbox!