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A Comprehensive Guide to Summer 2020

In about a month, summer will be here. And we absolutely cannot wait for warmer weather and sunnier skies, especially right now.

We know things may feel bleak as you're coming to terms with this new normal, so we wanted to throw together something that would help you look forward to the season.

Inspired by She the Spy, we created a summer 2020 guide to get you ready for the greatest season of them all. We're breaking down everything you should do to have the most enjoyable summer (even in quarantine) below!

The Vibe

To give you a little splash of inspo for the season, we created a 2020 summer mood board that's worth staring at for at least one hour every day. We plan on living it up poolside with clear skies overhead, even if we're stuck inside for all of the season.

Summer 2020 mood board

What to Wear

No matter if you'll be spending your summer lounging around the house or social distancing at the nearest open beach, these Instagram looks are all you should be wearing.

Things to Do

1. Go on a virtual vacation

2. Participate in a #QuarantineChallenge

3. Host a Zoom happy hour

4. Read a travel book

5. Cook an authentic meal from a different country

6. Plan a post-quarantine adventure

7. Redecorate your space

8. Have a date night with your significant other

9. Treat yourself to a spa day

10. Go for a walk

11. Tan on your front lawn

12. Enjoy a refreshing popsicle

13. Eat some fruit

14. Make a vision board for the rest of the year

15. Buy yourself some summertime flowers

16. Learn to meditate

17. Practice yoga

18. Tie-dye a piece of clothing

19. Snap some thirst trap shots in your favorite bathing suit

20. Bring the beach to you

What to Listen to

We made the ultimate summer playlist to enjoy these next few months, so check out the songs we recommend now!

  • "Malibu" by Kim Petras

  • "Chasing Thunder" by Kesha

  • "Claws" by Charli XCX

  • "I Know a Place" by MUNA

  • "Melancholy Kaleidoscope" by All Time Low

  • "Tears Won't Cry (ShinjŪ)" by The Maine

  • "SGL" by Now, Now

  • "Hard Times" by Paramore

  • "Watermelon Sugar" by Harry Styles

  • "Feels Right" by Carly Rae Jepsen

  • "Lula on the Beach" by Seaway

  • "Sit Next to Me" by Foster the People

  • "California Gurls" by Katy Perry

  • "Music With Your Dad" by Nasty Cherry

  • "Kicks" by Lights

What to Watch

For all your summer entertainment, we recommend these movies that are currently streaming or available to purchase.

  • Stand by Me

  • Wet Hot American Summer

  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

  • Wine Country

  • The Last Summer

  • Blue Crush

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • Now and Then

  • The Goonies

  • Call Me by Your Name

  • Billboard Dad

  • Super 8

  • Can't Hardly Wait

  • Ibiza

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

Nothing screams summer quite like a cocktail, so we rounded up the best cocktails from around the world to make HERE!

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