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From Seltzer To SPF, Here Are 7 Homegrown Summer Essentials You Need This Season

By Sophie Hart
9th Nov 2020

We’ve all been cooped up inside over the cooler months (no shade, we absolutely loved the excuse to hibernate and binge Tiger King), but now as the warm weather arrives, we’ve been hit with an insatiable thirst to make up for lost time and get the most out of summer. From arvo beach dips to picnic hangs and backyard pool sessions, this truly will be our endless summer. And with the help of W Seltzer, we’ve curated your ultimate guide to every homegrown summer essential you need to embrace this season.  

Naturally Brewed Seltzer

The mercury has spiked and that means those sun-drenched weekends spent poolside blasting tunes and sipping good brews are finally back on the cards. Lucky for us, the all new, thirst-quenching and Aussie-made W Seltzer is here to really ramp up the good vibes. It’s the refreshingly different, naturally brewed, low cal, and gluten-free sparkling alcoholic drink that boasts a hint of fruity flavours and no nasty stuff — it’s a game-changer. Seltzer has been going absolutely off over in The States, so we couldn’t be more excited to learn we’ve now got our very own Aussie brew to pair with all of our favourite summer activities. It’s available now at these stockists, so you best grab yourself some for the weekend. Hear that? Yeah, it’s the sound of us cracking one open already. 

Sustainable Sunscreen

We’re undoubtedly going to be spending every waking minute we can at the beach or poolside with a cheeky W Seltzer in hand this summer, so sunscreen is clearly a must. Let’s do good by our reefs and slap on an Aussie brand like We Are Feel Good Inc that’s ditched reef harming UV filters. Plus, it’s preservative, paraben and PABA free (the stuff that causes skin irritation and stings your eyes), so it’s good for you and good for the planet. 

Vegan Fake Tan

Real talk: we all know the damaging effects of the sun which is why you should opt for a tan straight from the bottle. Australian label Luna Bronze has developed a natural, organic and vegan fake tan that actually works. It’s a powerful, naturally-derived formula swirled in an elixir of enriching essential oils that nourishes the skin and gives you a radiant glow without the sun or harsh chemicals found in other fake tans. You won’t find their products in boxes and layers of unnecessary packaging either — they’re all about distinctive, minimalistic design. 

Aussie Swimwear

We’re returning to the ocean and that means updating our swimwear rotation with an earth-friendly and Aussie-made label like Peony. Featuring soft colourways, striking cuts and conscious materials, these guys know what's up. And because everybody is different, Peony ensures they’ve got swimwear for all sorts of bods ranging in sizes, styles and coverage options with each lewk sold separately to allow you to mix and match. 

Stylish Shades 

Perch a pair of Poppy Lissiman’s shades on your nose and look the part this season. We’re talking kaleidoscopic colours cut in bold and eccentric designs like butterfly wings, 70s squares and bedazzled frames. Yeah, they’re damn cool. Not to mention, Poppy Lissiman’s sunnies were worn by Queen Bey herself in Black Is King, so naturally, we had to grab a pair for ourselves and we reckon you should too. 

Two women rock bedazzled shades and printed outfits.

Boujee Beach Set-Ups

For all the sunseekers chasing those endless summer days, Sunday Supply Co. has got all your shady essentials sorted. Each beach umbrella boasts bright and bold designs made with UPF50+ premium fabric that’s water and fade resistant. Complete the look with a matching towel and chair and you’re guaranteed to have the most ‘grammable set up on the beach.

Heatwave Headwear

Get shady with Will & Bear’s sun safe and equally stylish fedoras. Each hat is handmade from 100% Australian wool and finished with all-natural details but better still, for every hat sold, Will & Bear will plant ten trees and to date, they’ve planted over 200 football fields worth of trees. They’ve also got a range of straw hats, caps and bucket hats if that’s more your style.

Quench your thirst this summer with W Seltzer. It’s the refreshingly different, naturally brewed, low cal, sparkling alcoholic drink with no nasties that pairs best with all of your summer adventures. 

Image credit: Poppy Lissiman Instagram, W Seltzer

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