9 Summer Approved Items To Spend Your Tax Return On

Jessica Rubin
9 Summer Approved Items To Spend Your Tax Return On
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Tax Day is a bit of a mixed bag. For some of us it means that we owe — and we owe big. For others, it means we’ll be receiving a nice tax return in the mail, and while we know we should stick the money in our savings account for a rainy day, summer’s just around the corner and there are some things we just need to have. So while we support and commend those of you mature enough to refrain from running to the mall or engaging in our ultimate vice — online shopping — we’re right there with anyone who’s immediately on the prowl for their next purchase once their wallets are feeling a little plumper.

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the numerous possibilities for a tax day treat, we’re here to help. Click through the slideshow above for nine summer-ready items that will go perfectly with a carefree attitude and slightly bronzed skin. Are you planning on splurging on one of these items as your tax day gift? Let us know which in the comments section below!

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During the summer there's nothing better than throwing on your perfectly beaten-up tee and a pair of jean shorts. We're loving this UNIF Slayher cropped muscle tee.

UNIF Slayher Sleeveless Tee, $72, at Oak NYC

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When embarking on a stylish picnic, it's important to give some thought to what picnic basket you're going to tote along with you.

Kate Spade New York 'Linden' Wicker Basket, $428, at Nordstrom

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Want to go from the beach to the bar without skipping a beat? This dress is everything you need to make that dream a reality.

Robinson Dress, $118, at Crash & Burn

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What's summer without a few good music festivals? We're definitely going to invest in a couple weekend passes to the first annual Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

Firefly Music Festival Advance 3 Day Pass, $198, from July 20-22

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For our style savvy, sartorial explorers, the ol' string bikini just isn't going to cut it. Try this version of the one-piece, complete with cutouts and mixed prints. 

Suno Cut-Out One Piece, $295, at Opening Ceremony

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Rebecca Minkoff is one of our fave designers, so imagine our excitement when we caught wind of her new collection of sunglasses! Obviously we want them all, but we definitely have our eyes on these bad boys. 

Chelsea Sunglasses, $150, at Rebecca Minkoff

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One trend we're happy to see making a serious comeback is the hand-written note. It's nice to see a little personality come back into the world of digital correspondance. 

Christian Lacroix Note Card Set, $20, at Kate's Paperie

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These sandals are just the right combination of nostalgic childhood style and sweet sophistication.

Julie Fisherman, $158, at The Frye Company

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We find it much easier to get ourselves to the gym when our workout gear matches our style aesthetic. Which is why we just can't get enough of the Stella McCartney for adidas collection.

Women's adidas by Stella McCartney Yoga Mat, $75, at adidas

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