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Granted, it’s unseasonably warm in New England right now, but I sadly know in my heart that the cold weather will be back as we round out the final winter months. While I get really excited to sport my favorite coats, hats and gloves in November and December, by this time of the year I’m ready for some beachy vibes.

And since I can’t reasonably lay out and sunbathe in 30-degree weather, I have five other tricks to bring summer to the winter months.

mango salsa recipe

1. Prepare your favorite warm-weather dish

If it’s too cold to head outside for dinner, what better way to pretend it’s summer than with your favorite warm-weather dish? My go-to is my easy mango salsa recipe, which you might remember from this past summer. Now I just need to wait for the day when I can eat this outside on the beach.

Bring Summer to the Winter Months

2. Paint your nails a summer shade

When you’re miserable at your desk in the middle of the winter, looking down at bright, vibrant will take you away to the beach. Maybe. Hopefully. Also maybe not, but at least you’ll have fun nails while everyone else has deep, wintery colors.

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3. Wear something that reminds you of the beach

I’m not sure of you, but to me summer means spending time on the beach. Just because I’m not lounging in my bikini doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy to beach in another way. I love pairing my Sailormade Endeavor Leather Bracelet with literally anything. When I’m getting bummed out about the bitter cold, I just glance down at my wrist and am immediately taken away to the beach. I’m also eyeing the Reef Ring and might have to scoop it up after my shopping ban ends.


4. Give yourself an at-home bronze
 

When the winter weather and lack of sun exposure leaves me paler than normal … if that’s even possible … I reach for an at-home tanner. I have been loving the St. Tropez bronzing mousse recently; it gives me a subtle glow without making me look like an oompaloompa

Bring Summer to the Winter Months

5. Put on a bright lip color

Granted, I wear my hot pink lipsticks year-round, but there is something so summery about popping on a bright shade. My all-time favorite bright lip color is MAC Girl About Town