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(BPT) - Golden Globe Award-winning actress, producer, director, author and mother Drew Barrymore knows summer is the perfect time to kick back, enjoy life and embrace the possibilities of the season. Of course there's no better time to let your personality shine, whether that means trying a new summer activity, bonding with the kids or feeling comfortable in your own shoes.
To ensure you're ready for whatever summer adventure awaits, stock up on Barrymore's favorite summer must-have's:
Drew fell in love with Crocs’ Swiftwater Sandal after partnering with the fun footwear specialist in its "Come As You Are" campaign. She calls this versatile slide-on style “An absolute must-have.” Why? The minimalist design easily takes you from a casual walk on the beach to a night out enjoying great food, great conversation and balmy evening breezes with friends. Perhaps best of all, the ultra-comfortable straps gently hug your feet as you walk, but they're flexible enough to slip on and off whenever you choose.
"Choose your summer sunnies with care!" cautions Barrymore, who is currently into sunglasses with metal trim like the Sheila Sunglasses.
"Summer is about ease," says Barrymore. "The Love Lane Short Sleeve Washed Tee is casual and easy, but still stylish and sweet. Can be worn over a bathing suit or paired with a dressy skirt."
Superb setting spray
Barrymore's favorite is Seal the Deal Hydrating Setting Spray. "It hydrates, refreshes and is humidity-proof for your best summer look," she says. "A purse staple to keep your look together, plus it's sweat-proof to last through the day at the beach."
Excess oil doesn't stand a chance on a hot summer day thanks to Flower Miracle Matte Pressed Powder. "This will absorb excess oil and keep your look flawless all day!" Barrymore says.
Terrific travel dryer
Barrymore adores the You Are Adventurous travel dryer. "Tiny yet powerful, this hair dryer can be tossed in your bag for a quick dry after a day at the pool!" she says.
Summer isn't summer without music, so customize your own playlist with the vibes that make you smile. "Personalize your summer now," suggests Barrymore, "and when you listen back in the chilly winter months, it will remind you of all your great summer experiences."
Comfy classic clogs
Barrymore's pick: Crocs’ White Classic Clog. She describes the timeless style as “before trend, on-trend and beyond trend.” Think of this bright, clean accessory as a blank slate that can effortlessly (and very comfortably) accompany any casual-themed outfit you choose to pull out of your closet, no matter the color or style.
Bluetooth travel speaker
You need something to rock those summer tunes wherever your daily adventures lead you! "I take a speaker with me everywhere," says Barrymore. "Make sure to get one small enough to fit in your bag so you can have traveling music."
Never forget simple summer pleasures! "This is a major crowd-pleaser," says Barrymore. "My kids love running around in the sprinkler on those way-too-hot days in August." (You might catch her running in it here and there too!)